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Day in History: "1st" Olympics; Edward R Murrow; Elvis; ABBA

Updated: 04/06/2014 - On April 6 - In 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece... In 1954, a month after being criticized by newsman Edward R. Murrow on CBS' "See It Now," Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., given the chance to respond on the program, charged that Murrow had, in the past, "engaged in propaganda for Communist causes."... In 1974, Swedish pop group ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song "Waterloo."...

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US Secretly Created `Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

Updated: 04/03/2014 - An Associated Press investigation has found that the Obama administration secretly financed a social network in Cuba to stir political unrest and undermine the country's communist government.

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Chile State of Emergency After Earthquake

Updated: 04/02/2014 - Chile's president has declared a state of emergency in the region where a powerful earthquake has struck off the country's northern coast.

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Stylish Hat Competition Takes Place in Dubai

Updated: 03/31/2014 - An event showcasing the elegant and refined world of glamorous hats took place Saturday in Dubai, UAE as part of the Dubai World Cup 2014 horse-racing event with hundreds attending the annual gathering.

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US News: Mudslide Missing; Calif. Quake; Indiana Spill; Marathon Bombing; Students Mad after March Madness

Updated: 03/30/2014 - Number of missing from mudslide drops to 30... Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area... Winds and waves delay survey of Indiana oil spill... Marathon bombing suspect seeks to point finger at dead brother... Police fire pepper spray at students after March Madness game... Humane Slaughter of Chickens... Dead Porcupine Gives Life...

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World News: Malaysian Plane Update; Cuba Seeks Investment; Turkish Unrest; Terror, Rebellion Updates; World Cup Soccer Delays

Updated: 03/30/2014 - Black box detector to join Malaysian jet search... Cuban lawmakers OK key foreign investment law... Afghan official: Militants in standoff killed... Gunmen attack Pakistani journalist... Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked by government... Car bomb targets Lebanon army, killing 3 soldiers... Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production... Egypt court sentences 2 Morsi supporters to death... Police probe suspected fraud plot for Vatican bank... Japan, NKorea hold 1st senior talks in 16 months...more World Cup Soccer delays...

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Day in History: Ronald Reagan; Alaska; Brando; Jeopardy; Ramones

Updated: 03/30/2014 - On March 30 - In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded in the attack were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty... In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million... In 1955, the movie "On the Waterfront" won the Academy Award for best picture. Marlon Brando won the best actor Oscar... In 1964, the original version of the TV game show "Jeopardy!," hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC... In 1974, the Ramones' first concert took place at Performance Studio in New York...

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