Associated Press
FILE - Smouldering ruins remain where a building stood on 7th Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C., April 6, 1968.  Numerous fires accompanied the second night of turmoil in the nation's capital following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., April 4.  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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