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Park Service Drops Worries About Pink Arch

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – The National Park Service drops its concerns about illuminating the 630-foot Gateway Arch in pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Friday the National Park Service said it "supports the president and Congress and will follow the intent of the law."

That law was pushed by Senator Jim Talent, a Republican from the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield. His mother died of the disease.

On Monday night, the Arch will be illuminated pink.

Earlier this week, the National Park Service called the effort noble and worthy, but expressed concern that artificially coloring a national monument would set a bad precedent.

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