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2002 Nov 14
Nancy Pelosi became the 1st woman to lead a party in the US Congress after Democrats voted 177-29 in support of the liberal from SF. Robert Menendez of New Jersey was elected as caucus chairman, the highest post ever held by an Hispanic.
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2002 Nov 14
The New England Journal of Medicine reported a study that found C-reactive protein (CRP) to be a major trigger of heart attacks.
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2002 Nov 14
Pakistani Aimal Khan Kasi (Kansi) was put to death by injection at a prison in Jarratt, Va., for the slayings of two CIA employees in 1993. [see Nov 14, 1997}

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2002 Nov 14
Eddie Bracken (87), actor-comedian died in Montclair, N.J.
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2002 Nov 14
The British government hardened its position against fire fighters who walked off their jobs and left the country to rely on soldiers answering alarms in antiquated military trucks. Three elderly people died in house fires on the first night of the strike.
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2002 Nov 14
Israeli troops captured the alleged mastermind of a shooting attack on an Israeli kibbutz in his West Bank hideout, and seized suspected weapons makers in the deepest raid into Gaza City in two years.
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2002 Nov 14
In Panevezys, Lithuania, LNK TV sponsored a Miss Captivity Pageant with 8 finalists from the local women's prison. Kristina (21) won $1,150 in the contest that was broadcast nationally the next day.
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2002 Nov 14
In Nepal thousands of Maoist rebels stormed two remote towns, fighting pitched battles with security forces in which at least 118 people were killed.
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2002 Nov 14
Diplomats from the United States, European Union, South Korea and Japan decided to cut off the shipments of oil to North Korea in response to its violation of a 1994 nuclear agreement.
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2002 Nov 14
In Singapore the 7th Asian Congress of Sexology opened.
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2002 Nov 14
Pope John Paul II made a historic speech to Italy's parliament, urging Italians to work for world peace, uphold their Christian values and have more babies.
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2003 Nov 14
Paul Martin completed his 13-year ascent to the top of Canadian politics, claiming the leadership of the governing Liberal Party to guarantee he will succeed Jean Chretien, who is retiring as prime minister.
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2003 Nov 14
China and India began 1st ever joint naval exercises.
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2003 Nov 14
In Colombia some 800 members of the Cacique Nutibara block of the AUC paramilitary said they would lay down their arms on Nov 25.
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2003 Nov 14
The Bush administration announced that it intends to hand over sovereignty to the Iraqis by June 30, 2004.
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2003 Nov 14
The White House honored winners of the National Medal for the Humanities.
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2003 Nov 14
John Kerry became the second Democratic hopeful to opt out of public financing for his presidential run, following the example of rival Howard Dean.
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2003 Nov 14
In Pittsburgh, Pa., a 3rd person died from an outbreak of hepatitis A that infected nearly 600 people. They all had recently eaten at a Chi-Chi's Mexican mall restaurant. Green onions were blamed for the outbreak.
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2003 Nov 14
In Greece gay protesters smooched in public to demonstrate against Greek TV regulators who fined a station $116,000 for broadcasting a scene of two men kissing.
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2003 Nov 14
In Haiti riot police fired tear gas at thousands of rock-throwing protesters as a demonstration against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overpowered by throngs of supporters of the Haitian leader.
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2003 Nov 14
Near Tikrit, Iraq, an Apache helicopter attacked and killed 7 people believed to have been preparing a rocket attack on a US base.
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2003 Nov 14
In Israel 4 former security chiefs warned that the country is headed for disaster unless PM Ariel Sharon reverses course and moves to settle the conflict with the Palestinians.
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2003 Nov 14
In southern Russia an explosion apparently caused by a remote-controlled bomb ripped through a house, killing 4 Interior Ministry soldiers and wounding at least 8.
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2003 Nov 14
Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, the leader of a rebel group that includes fighters who participated in Rwanda's 1994 genocide surrendered to Rwandan government forces.
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2004 Nov 14
Religious figures and Cuban government officials in Havana laid down the first stone of what will become the island's first-ever Russian Orthodox church.
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2004 Nov 14
It was reported that since 2002 the dollar has lost about 20% against a broad basket of currencies and over 40% against the euro.
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2004 Nov 14
The US military occupied Fallujah after six days of fighting. The military said 31 Americans have been killed in the siege. US Marines found the mutilated body of what they believe was a Western woman during a sweep of a street in central Fallujah.
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2004 Nov 14
Israel's military said it will stop allowing Palestinian security forces in the West Bank to carry weapons in public within the next 24 hours.
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2004 Nov 14
Gunmen in the Gaza Strip fired weapons near Mahmoud Abbas (69) and left 2 security men dead. Palestinian officials scheduled Jan. 9, 2005, for presidential elections.
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2004 Nov 14
A powerful South Korean labor union said hundreds of thousands of its members will strike from next week against a bill that aims to curb union militancy and allow companies to hire more temporary workers.
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2004 Nov 14
Usher was honored with four trophies at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, including favorite male soul-R&B artist, best pop-rock album, best pop-rock artist and best soul-R&B album.
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2005 Nov 14
In Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested and charged with treason, which carries the death penalty, concealment of treason and rape. His supporters rioted and clashed with security forces for two days, leaving at least one man dead.
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2005 Nov 14
Host Marriott Corp. said it had agreed to pay about $4.04 billion to acquire a portfolio of 38 luxury and upscale hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.
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2005 Nov 14
In Afghanistan 2 separate suicide attackers rammed cars laden with explosives into vehicles belonging to NATO-led peacekeepers in Kabul, killing at least one German soldier, 7 Afghans and wounding 11 other people.

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2005 Nov 14
China reported a new case of bird flu in poultry in the country's east, its ninth outbreak since Oct. 19.
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2005 Nov 14
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in China on a six-day mission to promote California products and encourage Chinese officials to crack down on the piracy of copyrighted music, movies and software.
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2005 Nov 14
The French government approved a bill to extend a state of emergency for 3 months, giving itself more policing tools to stop the country's worst civil unrest since the 1960s. Some 271 cars were burned overnight.

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2005 Nov 14
Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party overwhelmingly approved a coalition agreement with the Social Democrats that will make her Germany's first woman chancellor.
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2005 Nov 14
It was reported that India's top oil exploration firm, Oil & Natural Gas Corp., and the world's largest steel maker, the Netherlands-based Mittal Group, planned to build an oil refinery in Nigeria. They offered to invest another $6 billion in building a power plant and railroads there.
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2005 Nov 14
Iraqi and US troops, trying to stem the flow of insurgent fighters from Syria, launched a dawn assault on a border town killing some 50 militants. This continued Operation Steel curtain begun on Nov 5. Police in Baghdad said a car bomb detonated near one of their patrols outside a gate leading into the fortified Green Zone, killing two South Africans.

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2005 Nov 14
Six people were killed and 30 wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near two coaches in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.
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2005 Nov 14
Israeli troops killed Amjad Hanawi (34), a senior Hamas militant, during an early raid and arrest attempt in Nablus.
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2005 Nov 14
In Kashmir a gunbattle erupted in the main business district of Srinagar after Muslim militants attacked a police compound, killing two civilians and two soldiers and injuring six civilians.
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2005 Nov 14
Mexico said it will sever diplomatic ties with Venezuela if Pres. Chavez doesn't apologize for warning Mexican leader Vicente Fox: "Don't mess with me." Mexico and Venezuela called their ambassadors home in a sharp dispute between presidents Hugo Chavez and Vicente Fox over the latter's relations with Washington.

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2005 Nov 14
It was reported that a consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Oger Telecom has signed a deal to take a majority stake in state-owned telecommunications company Turk Telekom, sealing Turkey's largest privatization worth 6.55 billion dollars. Oger Telecom, part of the Oger group owned by the family of slain former Lebanese PM Rafiq Hariri, had won the tender for the 55% stake in July, in partnership with Italian operator Telecom Italia.
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2005 Nov 14
Spanish court officials said the National Court has received a prosecutor's report on allegations that the CIA used an airport on the Spanish island of Mallorca for a program of covert transfers of terror suspects. The 114-page report was submitted in July.
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2005 Nov 14
Sri Lanka awarded long-term resident and British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke its highest civilian award for his contributions to science and technology and his commitment to his adopted country.
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2005 Nov 14
In Tanzania Calixte Kalimanzira, a man who served as Rwanda's interior minister during the slaughter of more than half a million people in 1994, pleaded not guilty to three counts of genocide and crimes against humanity.
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2005 Nov 14
Uzbekistan's highest court convicted 15 men of organizing a May uprising that ended when troops fired into the crowd, killing more than 180 people. They were sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years.
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2005 Nov 14
President Ilham Aliev fired a third regional governor for alleged interference in Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections, reacting sternly to Western charges of voting irregularities.
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2005 Nov 14
Archbishop Geraldo do Espirito Santo Avila (76), the head of the Brazilian Archdiocese for the Military Services, died of cancer.
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2005 Nov 14
Hundreds of Colombian television actors and workers marched through the streets to protest a proposed free trade deal with the US that they claim could hurt the local TV industry.
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2005 Nov 14
In northern Nigeria 12 children were trampled to death as panicked pupils fled what they thought was a fire in their school at Kaduna.
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2005 Nov 14
Russia and Uzbekistan signed a far-reaching treaty opening the way for a Russian military deployment in the Central Asian nation that evicted U.S. forces and bristled at Western criticism of the brutal suppression of a May uprising.
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2005 Nov 14
A UN report said the Iraqi army and multinational forces violated international law during military operations in western Iraq last month by arresting doctors and occupying medical facilities.
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2005 Nov 14
AOL and Warner Bros. announced plans to create a broadband network called In2TV to streamcast old TV shows beginning in early 2006. They planned 2 minutes of advertising for each half hour.
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2005 Nov 14
Retired Gen. Manuel Contreras (79), the head of Chile's secret police under Gen. Augusto Pinochet, was sentenced to three years in prison for the 1976 killing of Julia Retamal, a teacher opposed to the dictator's regime. Contreras was already serving a 12-year sentence for a political killing.
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2005 Nov 14
Mudslides killed two fishermen and destroyed seven homes as heavy rains brought by a tropical depression overflowed river banks and made roads impassable in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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2005 Nov 14
It was reported that Liu Qibing, a trader handling Chinese strategic commodity reserves, had shorted some 100k to 200k tons of copper. Copper prices moved up in response.
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2005 Nov 14
The Economist presented its annual awards to innovators in 7 categories. The winners were: Bioscience: Herbert Boyer, co-founder of Genentech, and Stanley Cohen, Stanford Prof. of Genetics; Computing and communications: Sergey Brin and Larry Page , co-founders of Google; Energy and the environment: Stanford Ovshinsky, president and chief scientist for Energy conversion Devices; Social and economic innovation: Victoria Hale, CEO of Institute for OneWorldHealth; Business process innovation: Alpheus Bingham, chairman of InnoCentive, an online forum for solution seekers; Consumer products: the iPod team at Apple Corp.; No boundaries: Fujio Masuoka, professor at Tohoku Univ. for the invention of flash memory.
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