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King holiday signed into law by Reagan

President Reagan, in a Rose Garden ceremony marked by the spontaneous singing of ''We shall overcome,'' signed Wednesday a law establishing a legal holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At the President's side was Dr. King's widow, Corretta Scott King.

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The law, which Reagan did not endorse during the long campaign for its adoption, provides for a 10th federal holiday to be celebrated the third Monday in January, starting in 1986. Dr. King's birthday is Jan. 15.

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