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In 1946: The United Nations Security Council held its first meeting.

In 1961: In his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned against the rise of “the military-industrial complex.”

In 1977: Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade. xxxx


 

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Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt renounces GOP

Veteran Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt said Wednesday he is renouncing the GOP – in part because of what he calls President Donald Trump’s unethical and corrupt behavior, but more because the party’s leadership in Congress has failed to hold Trump to account.