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  • Tourists Flee...
    on January 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Tourists Flee 'Nightmare' Paris Amid Rising Theft, Assaults, Terror... (Third column, 8th story, link) […]

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    on January 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Michigan woman charged with knife-point rape of man... (Third column, 10th story, link) […]

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    on January 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

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    on January 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

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    on January 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

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QuotesWithout debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed–and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment– the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution– -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants”–but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion…And so it is to the printing press–to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news–that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.19278-200

President John F. Kennedy Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City April 27, 1961