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June 7, 1984 - Summits, Sikhs And Saber Rattling.

June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought.

June 4, 1954 - A Hint Of Things To Come.

News for June 4, 1954. Tragedy aboard USS Bennington, 102 killed in blast. Sec. of Commerce admits "we're in a Recession". 16 cities added to list of Distressed Communities, already at 123. Gen. James van Fleet does not think U.S. needs to send troops to South East Asia. Sec. of State Dulles joins list of officials saying U.S. involvement in Indo-China is imminent. Gas prices purposely kept up. Solar Panels are introduced. Army-McCarthy Hearings continue with more noise than progress.

Army: Heroin Use By Troops On The Rise

Not that we needed to hear yet another reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan now, but new statistics on heroin use and soldier deaths involving heroin reported by the Army are indeed more reasons to /war now: * Eight U.S. soldiers

April 9, 1947 - Picket Lines And Greek Troops.

April 9, 1947 - Striking Telephone Operators. Striking Coal Miners. Big Four Conference. Henry Wallace in London. Greek Army advancing against rebels. Henry Ford death. David Lilienthal confirmed as head of AEC. Frank Sinatra in court over fist fight.

March 8, 1941 - Lease-Lend And Lofoten.

March 8, 1941. News of the day including British raid on the Norwegian island of Lofoten. Vote expected on Lease-Lend Bill. German reports sinking of British ships on the rise. German air attacks on Malta continue. Germany charges U.S. of attempting influence over Yugoslavia. Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka visits Berlin.

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DADT Policy Must Go

Former Army Captain Jonathan Hopkins wrote an op-ed in last week's NY Times to stress how "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" negatively impacts gay members of the armed forces, even as the same policy deprives the military of valuable expertise that it needs