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Ariz. shootings hang over King tribute in Georgia

Officials honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of his federal holiday say the message of nonviolence espoused by the late civil rights leader is needed more than ever after the Arizona...

Officials honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of his federal holiday say the message of nonviolence espoused by the late civil rights leader is needed more than ever after the Arizona shootings.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said at Thursday's Capitol tribute that tragic events in Arizona are a reminder that King's dream of a nonviolent society hasn't yet been achieved.

Deal called the Georgia native a man of peace and said his message of justice and tolerance "deserves to be repeated through the ages." House Speaker David Ralston also urged the nation to imitate King's civility in public discourse.

Martin Luther King III said Monday's holiday has added meaning after the shootings, which claimed six lives and injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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