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Nov 14th, 2010

Summary: Insurgents set fire to a NATO fuel convoy, while a series of bomb blasts and insurgents attacks killed 11 people across Afghanistan, including five NATO service members. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 14, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that a Rasmussen Reports poll found U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s statewide job approval rating in Minnesota at 51 percent, with 45 percent disapproving and 4 percent not sure.

Nov 14th, 2008

Summary: An Associated Press tally showed at least 26 deadly bombings in Baghdad in the first half of November 2008, compared with 28 for all of October and 22 in September. At least 102 people were killed in the Iraqi capital in the first half of November 2008, compared with 95 in October and 96 in September, according to the AP count.