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FILE - Mourners waiting to view the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. line up outside the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta just after dawn April 9, 1968. Many had dept a night-long vigil.  The civil rights leader was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel when he was killed by a rifle bullet on April 4, 1968. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the killing and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison in 1998.(AP Photo)

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