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May 9, 2013

Today in History for Thursday, May 9, 2013

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VALDOSTA —

Five years ago

Democrat Barack Obama picked up the backing of nine superdelegates, all but erasing Hillary Rodham Clinton’s once-imposing lead. Jury selection began in the Chicago trial of R&B superstar R. Kelly, accused of videotaping himself having sex with a girl as young as 13. (Kelly was later acquitted on all counts.) Journalist-feminist Nuala O’Faolain, who’d gained international fame with her outspoken memoir “Are You Somebody?” in 1966, died in Dublin, Ireland, at age 68.

 

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