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WASHINGTON (AP) Documents from gay rights history are on display for the first time at the Library of Congress as part of an exhibit on the nation's constitutional history. The documents come from gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who was fired as a government astronomer in 1957 because he was gay.

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military is turning a piece of Pentagon rubble into a reminder of how the armed services responded to the Sept. 11 attack on the Defense Department headquarters. Monday's ceremony at Fort McNair is the last of four such presentations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.)

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