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Walter Cronkite
Steven Senne / AP

Cronkite on Iraq: “Get Out Now”

He’s not just another pundit. The former CBS anchor is credited with helping turn U.S. public opinion against Vietnam in 1968. | story

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Dr. King delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.
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Sex, Lies and Audiotape

A year before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. called America the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” His comments and actions made him the object of a massive, FBI-led audio surveillance program into his sex life. Check out our multimedia assemblage in Uncovered. | entry

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Pakistanis: “Death to U.S.”

Thousands take to the streets of Karachi to protest a deadly air attack that killed at least 17. | story
The airstrike’s target, Al Qaeda’s top deputy,  Ayman al-Zawahiri, reportedly had been invited to dinner at the raid site but decided not to go.

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Pakistani tribal villagers view damage caused by airstrikes in the northwestern village of Damadola, near the  Afghan border in Pakistan, where 17 people were killed Jan. 14.
Mohammad Zubair / AP

Pakistan Condemns ‘Zawahiri’ Strike

A purported CIA airstrike aimed at the top Al Qaeda deputy turns out to be another screw-up; 17 reported dead. | story

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Iran ‘Does Not Need Nuclear Arms’

The Iranian president, while claiming that his nuclear research is peaceful, slammed the “double standards” of the West and those who seek to “make peace for themselves by creating war for others.” | story
Perhaps he’s right, but this guy is also a Holocaust denier.
Update: And now he wants to hold a debate on the scale and consequences of the Holocaust.

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Publisher to Add Author’s Note to ‘Little Pieces’

The move comes in the wake of James Frey admitting fabrications in his book. | story
Earlier: Publisher Nan Talese spars with her husband, author Gay Talese, over the issue of falsehoods in memoirs. | story

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British Scientists Seeking Rabbit-Human Embryo

The researchers want to produce genetically defective stem cells to further the study of incurable diseases. | story

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Did a Chinese Eunuch Beat Columbus to America?

A soon-to-be-unveiled map may prove that an admiral made it to America in 1418. | story

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Some Baby, Somewhere Soon, Will Become 300 Millionth American

With the population growing by one person every 14 seconds, the mark will likely be reached in October, say demographers. | story

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Blogger Obtains Gen. Wesley Clark’s Phone Records For $89.95

AMERICAblog’s John Aravosis says that his ability to do so is “outrageous.” | entry
CBS and NBC both chime in with reports on the issue.

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