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Coretta Scott King dies at age 78

The widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband’s assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died at the age of 78, AP reported. Flags at the King Center were lowered to half-staff Tuesday morning. The family said she died during the night. She had suffered a serious stroke and heart attack last August.

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