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Senate praises Library of Congress for agreeing to use term 'Armenian genocide'

The national library refers to the killings of Armenians in early 20th-century Turkey as "massacres," but agreed to call them "genocide" after being urged to do so by Senate Democrats.

The Library of Congress will start referring to the killing of Armenians in early 20th-century Turkey as “genocide” after being asked to do so by the Senate.

On Wednesday, Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Chuck Schumer of New York said that the Library of Congress’ catalog will now use the term “Armenian genocide.”

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