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Removal Of Controversial Quote On MLK Memorial Begins Monday

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An inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that's drawn criticism from several groups is being removed.

Contractors with the National Park Service will start working on Monday to build scaffolding and get equipment in place. Then, on July 29, the sculptor of the memorial, will start carving grooves over the inscription that's drawn so much controversy.

The sentence in question is a paraphrase from King's "Drum Major" speech. It reads, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness."

Critics including the poet Maya Angelou have argued that the quotation was taken out of context and makes King sound arrogant.

The park service says the quotation will be removed in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28.

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Bob Odenkirk Mixes Laughter And Law In 'Breaking Bad' And 'Better Call Saul'

The actor's fast-talking, sleazeball character Saul Goodman has been known to bend the law — and to break it. The second season of Better Call Saul begins Feb. 15. Originally broadcast Aug. 6, 2013.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A board member of Facebook lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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