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‘Drum Major’ paraphrase removed from MLK memorial

‘Drum Major’ paraphrase removed from MLK memorial

The controversial written passage on the side of the National Mall's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial has been removed, the sculptor said Thursday.

Chinese artist Master Lei Yixin told reporters at a press event in front of the memorial that the inscription had been removed by deepening the grooves that give the side of the memorial texture.

"All is going well," Lei said through his son, who served as an interpreter.

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  • Written by Bryan Koenig/CNN
  • Category: News

Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded

Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded

Their home has its own bowling alley, movie theatre and chef.

But while living in the White House could leave Sasha and Malia Obama with a distorted sense of how Americans live, their father says he's always conveying to his daughters how abnormal their situation really is.

"We are constantly reminding Malia and Sasha of the slightly unreal environment that they're in, and that that's not the norm and they shouldn't expect to be the norm," President Barack Obama said in an interview for the Amazon Kindle store.

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak/CNN
  • Category: News

Congress Approves Cheaper Student Loan Rates

Congress Approves Cheaper Student Loan Rates

(Washington, D.C) Members of the House voted 392 to 31 to lower rates for undergraduates taking out government loans this school year to 3.86%.

That’s cheaper than the 6.8% interest rate that started

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  • Written by WREG
  • Category: News

NOLA 4 year old becomes Mensa’s newest member

NOLA 4 year old becomes Mensa’s newest member

Anala Beevers of New Orleans learned the alphabet at four months of age and learned numbers in Spanish by the time she was 18-months-old. Now, at 4-years-old, she is a MENSA's newest member, AOL reports.

MENSA, the international organization for the super smart, took notice and extended the young genius an invitation to join their exclusive club. The organization normally invites adults to the club, but Anala is truly an exception. She has an IQ of more than 145. Most of MENSA's members are in the top two percent; Anala is in the top one percent.

"She keeps us on our toes," says her father Landon, who said she needs her own reality TV show.

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: News

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