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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:00:33 EST from rss

Subject: Chinese students protest against government

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Thousands of Chinese students continue to take to the streets in Beijing to protest government policies and issue a call for greater democracy in the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC). The protests grew until the Chinese government ruthlessly suppressed them in June during what came to be ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:44:51 EST from rss

Subject: Fifty-year-old Mark Martin wins NASCAR race

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On this day in 2009, driver Mark Martin wins the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at the Phoenix International Speedway in Avondale, Arizona, and becomes the first 50-year-old to claim victory at a National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Sprint Cup race since Morgan Shepherd did so at a race in ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:30:08 EST from rss

Subject: Revere and Dawes warn of British attack

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On this day in 1775, British troops march out of Boston on a mission to confiscate the American arsenal at Concord and to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington. As the British departed, Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:28:32 EST from rss

Subject: WWII correspondent, Ernie Pyle, killed at Okinawa

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On this day in 1945, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by Japanese machine-gun fire on the island of Ie Shima off the coast of Okinawa. Extremely popular, especially with the average GI, whose life and death he reported on (American infantrymen braved enemy fire to ...

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