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Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Public Preview

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A memorial dedicated to American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior opens to the public Monday in a preview ahead of Sunday’s official dedication ceremony. The King memorial is located on the National Mall in Washington between memorials honoring iconic presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. This is the first memorial on the mall […]

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Former Cambodian King In China for Medical Checkup

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s ailing former king, Norodom Sihanouk, has left the country for what is being described as routine medical testing in China. The 88-year-old monarch, who remains a revered figure in his homeland, has undergone numerous rounds of testing and treatments in China since first being diagnosed with cancer in the early 1990s. He also suffers […]

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Former Nepalese King Criticizes Lack of Progress on Constitution

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former king has chided the country’s lawmakers for failing to come up with a constitution and stable government in the years since the monarchy was abolished. Gyanendra Shah told reporters Thursday that he does not understand why there has not been more progress since he gave up his crown in a peaceful transition in […]

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Jordanian King Unharmed in Motorcade Incident

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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In a nationally televised address, the king said a royal commission is now exploring “possible amendments” to the constitution. He did not elaborate on the reforms or give a timetable for implementation, saying sudden change could lead to chaos and unrest. King Abdullah is considered an important U.S. ally. He vowed a tougher fight against […]

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Spain’s King Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish King Juan Carlos has undergone successful knee replacement surgery that has prompted new concern about his overall health. Doctors say there were no complications as the 73-year-old king had his right knee replaced with an artificial joint. They say the surgery was performed to alleviate pain from old sports injuries, and he is expected […]

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