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Motorist Rams Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas Capitol

Less than a day after a monument of the Ten Commandments was installed outside the Arkansas Capitol, it was destroyed. Authorities said Michael Reed drove his car into the nearly 6,600-pound (3,000-kilogram) granite slab shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday. A video that appeared to have been taken from inside the car was posted on Facebook by an account in the name of Michael Reed at about the same time. In the video, the sky is dark and the capitol’s dome is visible. Music is heard, followed by a female voice,…

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Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Workers installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas’ Capitol on Tuesday, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the privately funded statue on state grounds. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall), 6,000-pound (2,721-kilogram) monument was installed on the southwest lawn of the Capitol with little fanfare and no advance notice. A 2015 law required the state to allow the display near the Capitol, and a state panel last month gave final approval to its design and location. “We … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Ten…

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