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New Book Marks 48th Anniversary of U.S. Kennedy Assassination

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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As U.S. citizens reflect on the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a former member of the agency responsible for guarding the U.S. president tells VOA that the shooting exposed weaknesses in the security detail. Former U.S. Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine says a lack of manpower contributed to Mr. Kennedy’s […]

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Play and Ambivalence Mark Second Anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s Death

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters around the world are marking the second anniversary of the death in prison of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, but the Moscow Times says the date is being virtually ignored in Russia. A spokesman for Magnitsky’s employer, the British-based investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, told the Russian newspaper Wednesday that “the only official thing going […]

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China Marks Centennial End of Dynasty with New Call for Reunification

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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China has marked the 100th anniversary of the revolution that ended two millennia of nearly unbroken imperial rule. Festivities in Beijing Sunday included calls for the reunification of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, and a surprise public appearance by the ailing former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Current President Hu Jintao, speaking to top Communist Party […]

Americans Reflect on 9/11 a Decade Later

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Dignitaries, survivors and victims’ loved ones gathered in New York, outside Washington and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to remember the lives lost a decade ago in the attacks of September 11, 2001. They read words of encouragement and shared their hopes, fears and reflections on the last 10 years. “God is our refuge and strength, a […]

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Obama: US Shows Resilience on 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the decade that followed the September 11 terrorist attacks shows “a story of resilience” for the United States. Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, the President said the U.S. “took a painful blow, and emerged stronger.” He said the nation showed its resolve […]

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America Marks 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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With solemn tributes, the United States is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. Events were held at each of the sites attacked a decade ago — in New York City, the Pentagon outside Washington, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. U.S. President Barack Obama, leading the nation in remembrances […]

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Americans Reflect on 9/11 a Decade Later

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Dignitaries, survivors and victims’ loved ones gathered in New York, outside Washington and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to remember the lives lost a decade ago in the attacks of September 11, 2001. They read words of encouragement and shared their hopes, fears and reflections on the last 10 years. “God is our refuge and strength, a […]

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America Marks 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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With solemn tributes, the United States is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and launched the country into a decade of war. Events were held at each of the sites attacked a decade ago — in New York City, the Pentagon outside Washington, and in Shanksville, […]

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America Remembers the September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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With solemn tributes, the United States is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and launched the country into a decade of war. Events were held at the sites of each attack a decade ago — New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In […]

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America Remembers the September 11 Attacks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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With solemn tributes, the United States is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and launched the country into a decade of war. President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush on Sunday morning toured the recently finished memorial at the site of the World Trade […]

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