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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 28, 1991
Washington -- For years, Nancy Reagan wouldn't speak about it. She'd refer to the event by its date, or obliquely call it "the thing that happened to Ronnie."But today, she and the former president of the United States are spending the day in Washington, their second trip here since they left the White House, to actually commemorate what was once the unspeakable -- the shooting of Ronald Reagan 10 years ago this week.George Washington University, calling the occasion "the 10th anniversary of President Reagan's care at the University Hospital," is awarding the former president an honorary doctor of public service degree "in recognition of his service as the nation's chief executive," says university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, noting the "special bond" between the university and the Reagans.
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October 17, 2012
As a female doctor from Pakistan, I am disgusted by the assassination attempt against 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani blogger and women's rights activist ("Outspoken teen shot," Oct. 10). In my view, this attack was actually directed at the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad, who declared that "seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim man and woman. " He added that believers should "seek knowledge even if you have to go to China. " Aisha, the prophet's wife, was a learned woman who imparted knowledge to both men and women.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 11, 2004
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ten people were killed and 10 others were wounded yesterday as a top Pakistani military general escaped an assassination attempt when gunmen ambushed his motorcade in Karachi, officials said. The intended target of the attack, Lt. Gen. Ahsan Salim Hayat, was unhurt. Six soldiers, three police officers and a pedestrian were killed, according to the military. For more than a month, a wave of violence and sectarian turmoil has gripped Pakistan, from the mountainous northern city of Gilgit to the sprawling southern port city of Karachi.
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June 21, 2012
100 Years Ago For the birds Tips in the household section of the Times: "Seasonable table linens: The all over tablecloth at luncheon is hopelessly old fashioned, the polished wood must show somewhere. Putting away winter clothing: Ostrich feathers for trimmings on cape ads and gloves small shawls and all the troublesome little things must be cleaned. Then orris and sandalwood powdered in sachets will keep out moths just as well as camphor and moth balls.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 11, 1998
MOSCOW -- Russia's volatile southern neighbors, recovering from wars that devastated them after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, are in an uproar again over a failed assassination attempt against the region's grand old man, Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze.The reason for the disquiet is the fear of political leaders across the former Soviet south that Russia, the region's big power, might have been behind the attack. They believe Russia is trying to bring chaos back to its southern neighbor -- to stop Georgia from taking the share that Moscow wants for itself of the region's new oil finds.
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By Alex Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 18, 2005
MOSCOW - Russia's top utilities official, hated by many Russians for engineering the country's murky post-Soviet state sell-offs, survived an assassination attempt yesterday when assailants attacked his armored car with a roadside bomb and a hail of gunfire. No one was injured in the attack, which left the hood of Anatoly Chubais' black BMW riddled with bullets. Chubais' driver was able to speed away and get the businessman to his offices in downtown Moscow, where he heads Russia's state-controlled electricity monopoly, Unified Energy Systems.
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February 15, 2006
Feb. 15--1933: President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that killed Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak. 1989: The Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention.
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January 16, 1999
Lord Robert Lowry,79, Northern Ireland's former senior judge who survived an assassination attempt by the Irish Republican Army in the early 1980s, died yesterday in a London hospital. The cause of death was not announced.Aldo van Eyck,80, considered the most important Dutch architect of the 20th century, died of a heart attack, media reported yesterday in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Pub Date: 1/16/99
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February 16, 1998
AS SOON as Georgia's President Eduard A. Shevardnadze emerged unscathed from an assassination attempt last week that killed two of his bodyguards, he hinted that Russian interests may have had a role in the ambush."
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 1, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Missing evidence, personal attacks and the appearance in court of the prosecutor's doppelganger were some of the dramatic moments yesterday in the Baghdad courtroom where former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants are being tried. The eight defendants have been charged with crimes against humanity for the alleged detention, torture and execution of 148 people from the mainly Shiite Muslim village of Dujail after an assassination attempt against Hussein there in 1982.
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April 12, 2011
On April 10, the front page of The Sun carried this headline related to the recent budget negotiations and deal: "Who won, who lost?" The subhead further suggested that the Republicans won and President Obama preserved personal political gains. The CNN web page carried a similar article title yesterday, and it's distressing to see that both CNN and the Sun have lost focus of the most important matter. The verbiage in the full article notwithstanding, the aforementioned headline carried the wrong message.
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January 21, 2011
Ron Smith, in his rush to defend lax gun laws ( "Face the facts: Gun control laws don't save lives," Jan. 22) appears to have stumbled on his own reasoning when he pointed out that Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords also owned a Glock like the one used in the assassination attempt. What good did her Glock do her? Was she able to protect herself or any other victims? If neither she nor the assassin had access to such lethal weapons, would not many of lives have been saved? It appears that many advocates for lax gun laws ignore the obvious: A handgun is an offensive and not a defensive weapon.
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By New York Times News Service | December 3, 2006
LONDON --The tangled tale of Alexander V. Litvinenko, the maverick KGB agent turned dissident who died of radiation poisoning last month, has seized the headlines in recent days, but its roots can be traced to a summer's evening in Moscow in 1994. On June 7, Boris A. Berezovsky, a powerful Russian oligarch, was leaving his car dealership in a chauffeured Mercedes. He and his bodyguard were sitting in the rear seat behind the driver. A remote-controlled bomb detonated, decapitating the driver but leaving Berezovsky unscathed.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 1, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Missing evidence, personal attacks and the appearance in court of the prosecutor's doppelganger were some of the dramatic moments yesterday in the Baghdad courtroom where former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants are being tried. The eight defendants have been charged with crimes against humanity for the alleged detention, torture and execution of 148 people from the mainly Shiite Muslim village of Dujail after an assassination attempt against Hussein there in 1982.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 25, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Nobody in Saddam Hussein's inner circle was more tirelessly reverential toward Iraq's former ruler while he was in power than Tariq Aziz, the one-time deputy prime minister, so much so that one former aide to Aziz claimed after Hussein's overthrow that he used to salute the telephone when calls from Hussein came in. So there was little surprise yesterday when Aziz became the first senior member of the old ruling elite to testify for...
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February 15, 2006
Feb. 15--1933: President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that killed Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak. 1989: The Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 29, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Former White House Press Secretary James S. Brady was taken to a suburban Washington hospital yesterday morning after suffering cardiac arrest while receiving dental treatment.He was listed in critical condition last night, but a hospital official said doctors were "very hopeful" that he would recover.Mr. Brady gave his name to the nation's anti-gun crusade after he struggled to recover from devastating wounds inflicted during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 15, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Robert M. Gates, President Bush's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, faces new accusations that he slanted a CIA assessment of a 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II to suggest that it was masterminded by the KGB, informed sources said.The sources said that the evidence shows that Mr. Gates, then a senior CIA official, disregarded several contrary opinions by agency analysts and instead portrayed as a "consensus" the conclusion that the assassination attempt was KGB-inspired.
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By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2005
American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman - and the Shoot-out that Stopped It Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge Jr. The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch Jules Witcover The Johns Hopkins University Press / 368 pages Jules Witcover may feel he's still an ink-stained wretch at 78, after a half-century in the news business. But he has loved every minute he has spent in newspapering. Or at least pretty many of them. "I've spent thousands of hours sitting, drinking, singing, writing and only occasionally sleeping on whistle stop trains, press buses, and planes from New Hampshire to California," he writes.
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By BORZOU DARAGAHI AND SAAD FAKHRILDEEN and BORZOU DARAGAHI AND SAAD FAKHRILDEEN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 5, 2005
NAJAF, Iraq -- Ayad Allawi, one of Iraq's most prominent politicians, and his entourage were pelted with rocks and shoes yesterday as they left a shrine, escalating tensions between religious and secular Shiite Muslim factions 11 days before parliamentary elections that will set the country's course for the next four years. In Baghdad, meanwhile, one of the five judges in the trial of Saddam Hussein stepped down because one of the co-defendants might have been involved in the execution of his brother, a court official said yesterday.
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