Thursday, May 4, 2000

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  • 30th Anniversary of Kent State Killings

    Thirty years ago today, on May 4, 1970, US National Guardsmen opened fire on a crowd of unarmed student protesters on the campus of Kent State University. The guardsmen fired off at least 67 shots in roughly 13 seconds, shortly after noon, as students protested the war in Vietnam. Four students died that day and nine others were wounded.

  • Live Report From Vieques

    Federal agents in riot gear today removed and arrested over 60 protesters, including two U.S. lawmakers, from the gates of a U.S. Navy bombing range on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

  • FDA Announces Biotech Food Rules

    The Clinton administration yesterday refused to require that food labels disclose ingredients that are genetically engineered and instead announced a series of industry-backed steps intended to assure the public that the products are safe.

  • Another Top U.N. Official Resigns Protesting the Iraq Sanctions

    Iraq this week called for compensation for United States and British attacks in December 1998 that it said destroyed sites monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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