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Censorship of War Casualties in the US

US mainstream media and the public’s willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars. Written by Ted Rall Why is it so easy for political leaders in the US to convince ordinary citizens to

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Feb 10, 1971: Journalists Killed in Helicopter Crash

Four journalists, including photographer Larry Burrows of Life magazine, Kent Potter of United Press International, Nenri Huett of the Associated Press, and Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek, die in a South Vietnamese helicopter operating in Laos. The journalists had been covering

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Jan 22, 1973: Lyndon Baines Johnson Dies in Texas

On this day in 1973, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Johnson City, Texas, at the age of 64. After leaving the White House in 1968, L.B.J. returned to his beloved home state, Texas, with his wife, Ladybird, and

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Jan 21, 1977: President Carter Pardons Draft Dodgers

On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the late 1960s and

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