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"If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' had a friend who was 'different' or joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy's]. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."

—Edward R (oscoe) Murrow (1908-65) American news anchor, broadcast journalist

 

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Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT
News photos from around the world 
A community's tales  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir 
Day in pictures: 25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:49 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 25 July 
'Hidden' photos reveal library build  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library 
Your pictures: Cycling  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling" 
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US 
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
MH17 crash: The 298 who perished  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:25:49 GMT
The 298 men, women and children who perished 
China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:25 GMT
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality 
The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT
The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart 
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces 
VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:23:39 GMT
The summer movies criticising US drone policies 
Wide-eyed lemurs on the web  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:59:00 GMT
Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online 
Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:41 GMT
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media