“North Korea Tipped its hand”


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Police review London Marathon security plans


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The security plan in place for the London Marathon this weekend will be reviewed following the deadly bomb blasts in Boston, London’s Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

“We will be reviewing our security arrangements in partnership with London Marathon,” said event commander Chief Supt. Julia Pendry.

Police and race organizers said they are working closely together on security arrangements for Sunday’s race, which attracts tens of thousands of competitors and spectators each year.

The organizers of the London Marathon said they expected the event “will go ahead as originally scheduled.”

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April 16, 2013 – Emancipation Day


Emancipation Day in United States


The municipality of Washington, D.C., celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, PresidentAbraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia.[4] The Act freed about 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia nine months before President Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation. The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act represents the only example of compensation by the federal government to former owners of emancipated slaves.[5]

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