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Little Rock, Arkansas
Sept. 22 – The Butler Centre for Arkansas History and Genealogy discovered a moon rock from the Apollo 17 mission amongst the files of former President Bill Clinton. The stone, one of the 50 Goodwill Moon Rocks presented to each state, is worth an estimated $10 million and has been in the state's possession since 1976, when Clinton's gubernatorial predecessor, David Pryor, was in office. A worker found the valuable gift in box labeled "Arkansas flag plaque" while he was cataloging over 2,000 boxes stored in the library's archives. The director of the Central Arkansas Library System will work with the governor's office and the Clinton Foundation to decide where the moon rock should be kept.
Sept. 20 – Eighteen years after the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy began, the Pentagon has formally repealed the ban on gay military members. The president and military leaders decided to end the ban in late September. Enlistees are now permitted to reveal their sexual orientation without fear of consequences. The Defense Department has formed a zero tolerance policy for anti-gay behavior, as it already has in place for gender, racial and religious discrimination. Troops who were discharged under the ban and who are eager to reenlist will be allowed to if they meet the qualifications. President Obama has always opposed the ban and began work on repealing the policy from the start of his term.
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