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A member of the House of Lords, Lord Lea, has written to the London Review of Books saying that shortly before she died, fellow peer and former MI6 officer Daphne Park told him Britain had been involved in the death of Patrice Lumumba, the elected leader of the Congo, in 1961.

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A member of the House of Lords, Lord Lea, has written to the London Review of Books saying that shortly before she died, fellow peer and former MI6 officer Daphne Park told him Britain had been involved in the death of Patrice Lumumba, the elected leader of the Congo, in 1961.

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"On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces mounted amphibious landings of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas). It marked the beginning of the Falklands War."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_invasion_of_the_Falkland_Islands

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"Perhaps it’s time for lawmakers trying to repeal Obamacare to call it a day. On Friday, the Senate once again rejected the latest Republican effort to repeal President Obama’s signature health care reform law. The budget amendment, proposed by tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, failed by a 45-54 vote. “I am proud that Senate Republicans once again stood united and unanimously voted to undo this devastating legislation,” Cruz said even though the amendment did not pass. This marks the 36th time since the legislation was approved three years ago that Republican senators have tried—and failed—to repeal it."
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Decided March 22, 1986

Cheif: Rehnquist

Majority: Blackmun

Dissent: Scalia

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"His dispatches during the coup prompted authorities to buy up all the newspapers where his articles appeared, to station an army officer in the radio station where he recorded his Greek-language reports, and to ultimately warn him that his journalism was unacceptable."

— Patricia Sullivan, “Leslie Finer dies; Greece ousted journalist during ‘67 coup.” Washington Post, March 18, 2010

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Sen. Ted Cruz asked Diane Feinstein if she’d do to the 1st or 4th amendment what she wants to do to the 2nd amendment. (He didn’t mention existing restrictions on all three amendments).

Feinstein wasn’t amused.

“I’m not a sixth grader,” she said. “Senator, I’ve been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered.”

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— Z. Byron Wolf. “PM Note: Rebirth of Rick?, Rubio’s Nationalism, What Comes After Charm Offensive.

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On this day, 1950.

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Political Science Quarterly , Vol. 14, No. 2 (Jun., 1899), pp. 305-324