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Sep 17th, 2009

Summary: Today is Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 — one of the most significant and influential events in American history. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the eighth day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported on a Pakistani military order to fire on U.S. troops crossing the Afghan border for raids into Pakistan; the increasing number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan; the high rate of Afghan civilian casualties; and a spate of bombings and shootings in Iraq.