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Apr 18th, 2010

Summary: The Taliban are moving fighters into Kandahar, planting bombs, and plotting attacks as NATO and Afghan forces prepare for a summer offensive. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 18, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that Congress would begin hearings on an energy and global warming bill that could revolutionize how the United States produces and uses energy, in an effort to reduce pollution said to be responsible for heating up the planet.

Sep 5th, 2009

Summary: The Washington Post reports in its Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 edition that a NATO fact-finding team estimates that about 125 people, many of them civilians, were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan guided by a lone informant. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 53rd day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman reported on his campaign stops the previous day north of the St. Paul metro in the cities of Wyoming and Forest Lake in Washington County on his way to the final night of the Republican National Convention, where he observed the action outside the convention hall. He also featured information from the St. Paul Pioneer Press voter guide regarding his campaign platform and issue positions.