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ATLANTA (AP) - President Donald Trump was mentioned nearly as often as Martin Luther King Jr. by those commemorating the national holiday created in honor of the slain civil rights leader. Two of King's children, the pastor of the Atlanta church where King once preached, and the Rev. Al Sharpton were among those on Monday who indicated that the Trump presidency was undermining efforts to improve racial harmony in the U.S.

DALLAS (AP) - Hundreds of people have attended a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion that included the widows of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers who were slain and others affected by violence. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said during the event Monday in Dallas that "the only way you get to know anyone and to know their thoughts is to communicate with them." U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz also attended and spoke briefly.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man accused of trying to drive over a woman and her three children after the woman refused to sleep with him has been arrested in Louisiana. The Advocate reports an arrest report states the woman told police that she turned down 61-year-old Benjamin Blount before the two got into argument around 1 a.m. Sunday at an apartment in Baton Rouge. The police report says Blount held the woman down by her throat in the kitchen before the woman's 9-year-old daughter jumped on his back.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Much of Arkansas will be under a winter storm warning or advisory later Monday as a blast of Arctic air is expected to dump several inches of snow in parts of the state and send temperatures plummeting. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Monday evening through Tuesday. Counties in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas will be under a winter weather advisory, with up to 2 inches of snow possible by Monday night.

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