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UPDATE: US senators want KC's WWI memorial to be official

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 7:11 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — Backers of a towering obelisk that opened in 1926 with President Calvin Coolidge on hand are trying to make it the nation's official World War I memorial, just as an adjacent Kansas City building earned the distinction as the nation's official World War I museum seven years ago.

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