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2003 Jul 17
Democrats Joe Lieberman, Dick Gephardt and Dennis Kucinich apologized to the NAACP for bypassing a presidential forum.
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2003 Jul 17
The US combat death toll in Iraq hit a milestone as the Pentagon acknowledged its casualties from hostile fire reached 147, the same number of troops who died at enemy hands in the first Gulf War. Gen. John Abizaid (b.1951), recently named as head of US Central Command, said loyalists are fighting an increasingly organized "guerrilla-type campaign."
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2003 Jul 17
David Kelly (59), the British Ministry of Defense adviser, was reported missing. He was a possible source for news that claimed the government had doctored intelligence on Iraqi weapons to strengthen the case for war. His body was found the next day. Weapons expert David Kelly apparently committed suicide by slashing his left wrist. In 2010 the British government released a formerly secret autopsy report in an attempt to end speculation that Kelly’s was not a suicide.
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2003 Jul 17
A US company launched Mexican sales of microchips that can be implanted under a person's skin and used to confirm health history and identity.
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2003 Jul 17
In Mexico a landslide triggered by heavy rains in the southern state of Oaxaca swept away two houses and killed nine people, including five children.
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2003 Jul 17
Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said that police corruption likely led to the escape from prison of three terror suspects, including a top bomb expert, and threatened to shake up the police force.
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2003 Jul 17
In Russia's Dagestan region a shrapnel-filled bomb exploded near a police station, killing at least four people and injuring 18 others.
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2003 Jul 17
Walter Zapp (97), inventor of the Minox mini camera featured in spy movies, died, in northern Switzerland. Zapp was born in 1905 in Riga, Latvia.
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2004 Jul 17
Monsoon rains submerged new areas of Bangladesh and India, killing at least 13 people, as the death toll from flooding in South Asia rose to more than 400.
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2004 Jul 17
Office Depot and Hewlett-Packard launched the country's first free, nationwide, in-store electronics recycling program. The program ran to Sep 6.
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2004 Jul 17
French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie proposed a defense partnership between 3 North African countries, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia -- and four southern European countries, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, preferably at defense minister level.
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2004 Jul 17
An Ariane 5 rocket took off from French Guyana (Guiana) carrying the heaviest commercial telecom satellite ever.
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2004 Jul 17
In Germany thousands of DaimlerChrysler workers walked off the job, extending protests against threats to cut jobs if employees don't accept steps to cut labor costs.
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2004 Jul 17
A car bomb struck the Iraqi justice minister's convoy as it passed through western Baghdad, killing four of his bodyguards. The minister was unhurt in the blast. A roadside bomb hit a U.S. convoy, killing one U.S. soldier.
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2004 Jul 17
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo launched a wallet phone aimed to combine cash and cell phones with a small embedded chip that can store money and personal information.
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2004 Jul 17
At least 15 people were killed and many more injured when a crowded bus skidded off a road and fell into a gorge in Kashmir.
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2004 Jul 17
A court in Oman convicted an American woman of murdering her husband and sentenced her to death. Rebecca Thompson, along with her 14-year-old son, Derrick, and two Omani men, were convicted for the Jan 1 killing of Mark Thompson.
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2004 Jul 17
A Palestinian security panel under Yasser Arafat declared a state of emergency after a spate of kidnappings.
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2004 Jul 17
Palestinian PM Ahmed Qureia submitted his resignation to Yasser Arafat, who rejected it the next day.
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2004 Jul 17
Sudanese rebels walked out of peace talks, saying government representatives had refused to meet their conditions for a new round of negotiations.
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2004 Jul 17
California’s Gov. Schwarzenegger mocked his opponents in the California Legislature as "girlie-men" and called upon voters to "terminate" them at the polls in November if they don't pass his $103 billion budget.
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2005 Jul 17
Officials said heavy rains and flash floods have killed 20 people in the past week and inundated tens of thousands of homes in Romania. Death for the month reached 26.
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2005 Jul 17
Time magazine's Matthew Cooper said a 2003 phone call with White House political adviser Karl Rove was the first he heard about the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson apparently working for the CIA.
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2005 Jul 17
Whirlpool Corp. offered to buy fellow appliance maker Maytag Corp. for $1.37 billion in cash and stock, topping an earlier offer that Maytag had accepted from an investment group.
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2005 Jul 17
The 168-page Afghanistan Justice Project report was issued and covered human rights abuses since the late 1970s. It holds several top officials and candidates in national elections, scheduled for September, among those responsible for mass arrests, tortures and executions.
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2005 Jul 17
Sir Edward Heath (b.1916), PM of England (1970-1974), died. He led England into what is now the EU but lost the Conservative Party leadership to Margaret Thatcher.
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2005 Jul 17
Egypt demanded that institutions in Britain and Belgium return two pharaonic reliefs it says were chipped off tombs and stolen 30 years ago, threatening to end their archaeological work here if they refuse.
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2005 Jul 17
In Iraq The Iraqi Special Tribunal filed its first criminal case against Saddam Hussein for a 1982 massacre of Shiites. Adel Karim, a deputy minister for industrial development, said Iraq wants to launch a privatization program that would end state monopolies over industry. Suicide strikes killed 22 people in the Baghdad area.
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2005 Jul 17
In central Spain 11 firefighters trying to extinguish a forest fire sparked by a smoldering barbeque were killed.
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2005 Jul 17
The Sudanese council of ministers held its last meeting in Khartoum ahead of the formation of a power-sharing cabinet that will include southern former rebels.
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2005 Jul 17
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, leader of this Arab nation for more than a quarter-century, said he will not run in next year's elections, and he urged political parties to nominate "young blood" to lead the country.
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2005 Jul 17
In Paraguay some 360 villagers marched on Asuncion to lobby for the expropriation of 128,500 acres of land containing their town of Puerto Casado, owned by Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. The South Korean based church had purchased a 1.48 million-acre property in 2000.
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2005 Jul 17
Pilots at Asiana Airlines, South Korea's No. 2 carrier, went on strike.
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2005 Jul 17
Geraldine Fitzgerald (91), stage and screen actress, died in NYC. Her films included “Dark Victory” (1939), “Ten North Frederick” (1958) and “Rachel Rachel” (1968).
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2005 Jul 17
The North American Solar Challenge, a race for solar powered cars, began in Austin, Texas. It was set to end Jul 27 in Calgary, Canada.
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2005 Jul 17
Tiger Woods closed with a 2-under 70 to win the British Open for his tenth career major.
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2005 Jul 17
Meleia Willis-Starbuck (19) was shot dead on College Ave. in Berkeley, Ca., by Christopher Hollis (21), a close friend. In 2008 a jury convicted Hollis of voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 24 years in state prison.
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2005 Jul 17
In Thailand an emergency decree was signed into law that granted PM Shinawatra sweeping powers to tap phones, directly command security forces and order curfews. It also granted immunity to security forces in emergency zones.
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2006 Jul 17
Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of 6 returned to Earth through thick clouds, ending an impressive mission that put NASA's space program back on a solid, safer course.
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2006 Jul 17
In southeastern Afghanistan coalition forces killed four al-Qaida suspects and captured three others. Separate attacks killed three Afghan soldiers and three government employees in the south.
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2006 Jul 17
In China tropical storm Bilis left at least 612 people dead as it pounded the southeast over the weekend, toppling houses and forcing the evacuation of a prison and thousands of villages.
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2006 Jul 17
EAD’s Airbus, reeling from a management shakeup that followed delays in its flagship superjumbo jet program, unveiled a long-awaited revamp of its mid-sized A350 at the Farnborough Air Show in England.
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2006 Jul 17
In India some 500 suspected communist rebels attacked a government-run relief camp and two police stations in eastern Chattisgarh state, killing at least 26 villagers. Four rebels also died.
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2006 Jul 17
In Indonesia a magnitude 7.7 earthquake sent a 6-foot-high tsunami crashing into Pangandaran on Java island, killing at least 659 people with some 330 missing.
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2006 Jul 17
Iraq and the US signed a commercial cooperation agreement. In Mahmoudiya dozens of heavily armed attackers raided an open air market, killing at least 41 people and wounding about 90. Police said they found 12 bodies in different parts Mahmoudiya, possible victims of reprisal killings. A bomb killed two people and wounded nine in east Baghdad. 3 American soldiers were killed in separate attacks, two in the Baghdad area and one in Anbar province west of the capital.
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2006 Jul 17
Israeli warplanes pummeled Lebanese infrastructure, killing at least 17 people. Hezbollah patron Iran said a cease-fire and a prisoner swap were possible, and the international community signaled willingness to send peacekeepers to back a diplomatic solution. 3 rounds of rockets fired by Hezbollah guerrillas struck Haifa, with one destroying a three-story building and wounding three people. Hezbollah fired a total of 50 rockets in to Israel. Total deaths in Lebanon reached 210 and 24 in Israel.
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2006 Jul 17
Israel bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry building in Gaza City, pushing ahead with its 3-week offensive in Gaza.
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2006 Jul 17
British PM Tony Blair and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for the deployment of international forces to stop Hezbollah from bombing Israel, a proposal that Israel quickly rejected.
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2006 Jul 17
The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan agreed at the G8 summit to create a joint venture to process natural gas from Kazakhstan's Karachaganak gas field.
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2006 Jul 17
In western Venezuela a fire broke out at the Amuay oil refinery. Officials said it was soon extinguished without reported injuries or loss of deliveries.
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2006 Jul 17
It was reported that Arizona had approved an initiative titled the Arizona Voter Reward Act for the November ballot. The act proposed a random $1million award to one lucky resident simply for voting.
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2006 Jul 17
Hewlett-Packard announced that its new Memory Spot chip, small enough to attach to virtually any object, can hold up to 4MB of data using RFID technology.
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2006 Jul 17
Congo officials said Peter Karim, a warlord accused of kidnapping seven UN peacekeepers, has agreed to disband his militia and become a colonel in Congo's army. Gunmen opened fire on an election rally and killed several people in Congo's volatile east, the latest outburst of violence as the nation prepares for its first free legislative and presidential balloting in 46 years.
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2006 Jul 17
Nigeria signed a deal with the Clinton Foundation to make cheap AIDS drugs available to fight the disease.
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2006 Jul 17
G8 leaders called on North Korea to stop its missile tests and to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
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2006 Jul 17
A Serbian court issued an international arrest warrant for the widow of former President Slobodan Milosevic, who now lives in Moscow.
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2006 Jul 17
Mickey Spillane (b.1918), American mystery writer, died in South Carolina. His 13 Mike Hammer novels began with “I, the Jury” (1946). A number of his books were made into films including “The Girl Hunters” (1963) in which he played the starring role.
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2006 Jul 17
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said President George W. Bush blocked a Justice Department probe into a secret program to tap international phone calls and electronic communications of US citizens.
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2006 Jul 17
Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti alleged that a doctor and two nurses decided to administer lethal doses of morphine and a sedative to at least four trapped and desperately ill patients during Hurricane Katrina.
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2006 Jul 17
One of two young twin brothers who led a small band of ethnic rebels calling themselves "God's Army" surrendered to Myanmar's military government. Johnny Htoo (18) and 8 fellow members of the group surrendered with weapons in two separate groups on July 17 and 19 at the coastal region military command in southeastern Myanmar.
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