Bureaucracy

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER Spring cleaning comes late in legislative sessions. Very late sometimes. A look at some of this month's housekeeping:

Russia: Absolved four Romanovs who were executed 80 years ago

New Hampshire: Became the last state to declare Martin Luther King Day an official holiday

Alabama: Proposed lifting from its constitution a ban on interracial marriages

France: Declared its seven-year skirmish with Algeria, which ended in 1962 after more than half a million deaths, a "war"

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