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President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
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Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

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Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
Washington

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

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State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

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The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

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Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

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Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

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Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

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