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March 30, 2014

Today in History for Sunday, March 30, 2014

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-- — Ten years ago

In a reversal, President George W. Bush agreed to let National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testify publicly and under oath before an independent panel investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks. British-born American broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in New York at age 95.

Five years ago

President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from General Motors and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy for either ailing auto giant. Federal food safety officials warned consumers to stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figured out the source of a possible salmonella contamination. Gunmen attacked a police academy in Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 12 people.

One year ago

Kaufman County, Texas, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants, Mark Hasse, was gunned down near their office. (Ex-Justice of the Peace Eric Williams and his wife, Kim, are charged with capital murder.) North Korea warned Seoul the Korean Peninsula was in “a state of war” and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that was the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. The Associated Press became the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar. Phil Ramone, 79, the masterful award-winning engineer, arranger and producer, died in New York.

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