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Old 03-17-2017, 06:31 PM
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

The state House approved the proposal with a 66-11 vote and sent it to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who had urged lawmakers to end the dual holiday. Once the bill is signed into law, Mississippi and Alabama will be the only states that honor Lee and King on the same day.

The bill sets aside the second Saturday in October to honor Lee with a memorial day, not a state holiday, marked by a gubernatorial proclamation. It also expands what is taught in schools about the Civil War and civil rights.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arkansas-...204358929.html

Wow a glimmer of hope in the age of Trump/Bannon era!
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Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
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Not kidding..I skimmed the title and, first, thought it read "Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove kidney..."...That'll teach you not to skim..
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