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Crowds mark 50 years since MLK funeral

ATLANTA (AP) - Relatives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 1,000 people on a march Monday in downtown Atlanta, where large crowds gathered 50 years earlier for the slain civil rights leader's funeral procession as a mule-drawn wagon pulled his casket through the streets.

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Another funeral for King

(RNS) — 'Fifty years after Martin Luther King died, America needs to hold a national funeral for King — the faux King we have created — so that we might hear anew the real King calling us to what he called a revolution of values,' writes Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Commentary)

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Funerals held for slain police

DALLAS -- Thousands of police officers joined by ordinary citizens attended funerals for three of the policemen shot dead in a racially motivated ambush attack last week that intensified America's long-running debate on race and justice.