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Summary: Incomes for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans nearly tripled from 1979 to 2007, far outpacing income growth for all other groups and underscoring the sharply increased U.S. income disparity between rich and poor. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 27, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Osama bin Laden threatened to kill French citizens to avenge France’s support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a new law banning face-covering Muslim veils.

Summary: The final bill for the post 9/11 U.S. wars in Iraq and the Afghanistan-Pakistan region will reach at least $3.7 trillion and could be as high as $4.4 trillion, according to the research project “Costs of War” by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 29, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.