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Emmett Till memorial will be made bulletproof after photo of gun-toting students surfaces

Emmett Till memorial will be made bulletproof after photo of gun-toting students surfacesEmmett Till's memorial will be bulletproof after outrage over a photo of three gun-toting Ole Miss students posing in front of the sign.



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Plane clips car during emergency landing on Reagan Memorial Tollway

Plane clips car during emergency landing on Reagan Memorial TollwayA small plane crashed onto the Reagan Memorial Tollway on Monday afternoon.



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Trump dismisses fears his tanks will damage Lincoln Memorial during Salute to America parade

Trump dismisses fears his tanks will damage Lincoln Memorial during Salute to America paradeDonald Trump has reportedly dismissed concerns that tanks and other military vehicles on display as part of his Independence Day parade could damage the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. At least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley armoured carriers will be moved to the heart of Washington for the US president's "Salute to America" .The National Park Service will reportedly divert nearly $ 2.5m to cover the cost of the event, which Mr Trump described as “the show of a lifetime”.But aides allegedly warned Mr Trump that driving tanks near the Lincoln memorial would “tear up the streets” on its grounds, which are not designed to hold the weight of a vehicle that exceeds 60 tons. Each M1A1 Abrams tank weighs 63 tons. "There were many long conversations with the boss about this," one former senior administration official told the Washington Post.Another defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that many top military officials were not aware that the president definitely wanted tanks involved in the parade until last week.The two M1A1 Abrams tanks were shipped to Washington from Fort Stewart in Georgia over the weekend, via freight train, along with other armoured vehicles.National Park Service officials also reportedly remain concerned about the damage the tanks could cause to the grounds of the memorial.It comes after the government spent $ 30.7m to refurbish the memorial under the Obama administration in 2017.On the day before the parade, Army Colonel Sunset Belinsky told CBS News that residents of the capital city "will see the vehicles move through their neighbourhoods, but should not panic".As well as tanks, Mr Trump's 4 July celebration will feature a military jet flyover, an extended fireworks show and speech by the president at the Lincoln Memorial.Ahead of the event, Mr Trump tweeted: “Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!”The last time a US president gave a speech in Washington on 4 July was in 1951 when Harry Truman spoke on the Washington Monument to mark the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.This year’s event will be open to the public free of charge, apart from a ticketed area for VIPs in front of the Lincoln Memorial.However, Donald Trump’s aides fear an embarrassingly small crowd may turn out to the event, according to a report.He has also been criticised over the probable cost of the event, which is expected to run into the millions.But he dismissed these complaints in a tweet on Wednesday, writing: “The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!”



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The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial eventsLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local):



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Nipsey Hussle memorial to be held at Staples Center on Thursday

Nipsey Hussle memorial to be held at Staples Center on ThursdayA memorial in honor of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle has been scheduled to be held Thursday at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.



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The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $250 Million

The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $  250 MillionThe family of Nicholas Sandmann, the teen caught up in a viral encounter in January, has sued The Washington Post for $ 250 million



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Excerpts of Macron speech to world leaders at WWI memorial

Excerpts of Macron speech to world leaders at WWI memorialPARIS (AP) — Excerpts from the address French President Emmanuel Macron gave before world leaders Sunday at the memorial for the centennial of the World War I armistice.



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Mark Peterson awarded 2018 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography

Mark Peterson awarded 2018 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic PhotographyThe W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced on Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, that Mark Peterson is the recipient of this year’s $ 35,000 Grant in Humanistic Photography for his project, The Past Is Never Dead. Selected from a talented group of nine finalists, Peterson looks at the organizations, political parties and candidates bringing the message of white supremacy to the halls of various state and local governments. …



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Girl, 4 others shot during memorial service expected to live

Girl, 4 others shot during memorial service expected to liveSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police searched Friday for suspects who witnesses said opened fire on dozens of people gathered for a memorial service outside a Syracuse home, wounding an 8-year-old girl and four other people.



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Mom of alleged MS-13 victim killed by SUV at girl’s memorial

Mom of alleged MS-13 victim killed by SUV at girl's memorialA grieving mother was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain child’s memorial after a heated confrontation with the driver.



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