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20 Years On, Chinese Youth Forget Tiananmen

Democracy recedes for today's student generation

(Newser) - It's now been 20 years since the Chinese army rolled into Tiananmen Square, killing hundreds of students in the final push to put down a growing democracy movement. Beijing is anxious as the June 4 anniversary of the massacre approaches; Google "Tiananmen" in Beijing and you'll likely find pages... More »

Arrest Made in 2008 Conn. Hit-and-Run

(Newser) - A year after a hit-and-run accident in downtown Hartford, Conn., captured international attention, and just days after the victim died of his injuries, police have made an arrest, the Courant reports. “The defendant appeared to have remained in the area for at least the past year and never made... More »

The Rays Are Winning. So Buy A Ticket, Tampa!

When even a pennant race for heretofore-hapless team can't fill seats, there's trouble

(Newser) - The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in the American League, but you wouldn’t know it from the turnout at Tropicana Field, John Romano writes in the St. Petersburg Times. Even a heretofore-hapless franchise contending for the first time ever fills just a third of the seats. “... More »

Hit-and-Run Sparks Soul-Searching

Police chief blasts city amid violent incidents

(Newser) - A video of a 78-year-old hit-and-run victim lying paralyzed in the street has residents of Hartford, Conn., wondering what's wrong with their city, their society—and themselves. The police chief blasted Hartford this week after a wave of appalling, headline-grabbing incidents, including the savage beating of the deputy mayor and... More »

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