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Lifestyle

Obama nurtures his faith away from the spotlight

Joshua DuBois an informal spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, poses for a photo in northeast Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) by Josh LedermanAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.

National

Controversial MLK Memorial inscription to be removed

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The controversial “drum major” inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington will be removed rather than replaced under a plan announced Tuesday by federal officials. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a news release that the move followed consultation with a “range of stakeholders” who concurred with the decision. MLK MEMORIAL– This Jan. 15 photo shows the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, with the quote carved on the side of new memorial in Washington that will be changed. Memorial sculptor Lei Yixin recommended removing the inscription this way to avoid harming the monument’s structural integrity. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)