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Obama, Bush plan to attend 9/11 event

Associated Press / July 31, 2011

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NEW YORK
NEW YORK - The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks will be a solemn event and a chance for victims’ families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. President Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by past and present leaders, including President George W. Bush.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Perry says marriage amendment needed COLUMBIA - Governor Rick Perry of Texas said yesterday that he supports a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman, even though last week he said New York’s gay marriage law is fine with him. In an interview, Perry said he supports federal limits on who can marry but also supports the right of states to decide whether gay couples can wed.

ARKANSAS
400 attend funeral for 4 slain siblings BARLING - Four siblings killed in a shooting rampage at a Texas roller rink were remembered yesterday as a part of a tight-knit family. More than 400 people attended a service for Trini Do, 29; her sisters, Lynn Ta, 16, and Michelle Ta, 28; and her brother, Hien Ta, 21. Trini Do’s estranged husband, Tan Do, 35, shot her and her siblings during a birthday party for their 11-year-old son and then killed himself.