Hailey, Idaho: A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl outside Zaney's coffee shop, where Bergdahl worked as a teenager. A rally celebrating his return home has been canceled, after organizers received threats of protests and hate ma
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June 05, 2014

Bergdahl’s Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

The news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from five years of captivity had been welcomed as a reason to celebrate in Hailey, Idaho. But organizers of a rally held in Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the U.S. deal with the Taliban that freed him.


A young woman is caught between civilians and Chinese soldiers, who were trying to remove her from an assembly near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 3, 1989. Pro-democracy protesters had been occupying Tiananmen Square for weeks.
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June 04, 2014

Tiananmen Square Diary

Ron Yates is Professor Emeritus and the former Dean of the College of Media at the University of Illinois. He was reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989 as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.


Rep. Rodney Davis.
(Bria Purdiman/ WILL)
June 04, 2014

U.S. Rep. Davis Supports Bergdahl Exchange

Some lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for the recent prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) supports the decision.


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