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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

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MLK praise scrubbed from Bill Clinton speech

A pair of lines praising Martin Luther King, Jr. were scrubbed from an early version of President Bill Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address, apparently after someone in the White House raised questions about how the rhetorical flourishes would play with white people.