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Obama: Parks statue dedication a 'powerful moment'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the dedication in the Capitol of a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be a "powerful moment." Obama is to speak at next Wednesday's ceremony. Parks' refusal in December 1955 to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger led to a citywide bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., and encouraged nationwide efforts to end segregation. Parks died...

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