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Miles Welton Lord (born November 6, 1919) is a former federal judge, appointed to the

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Actress Marlo Thomas campaigns for George McGovern and voter registration, also visits V.A. Hospital

1972
Sep 20, 1972

TV star, actress Marlo Thomas visits the VA Hospital and talks to patients. She?s visiting the Twin Cities to speak in support of Sen. George McGovern and to encourage people to register to vote.

Mondale critical of growing presidential power and abuses

1973
Sep 17, 1973

In a speech on the floor of Congress Walter Mondale comments on the presidency and abuses of presidential power. He says legislation is needed to protect basic liberties and to address the increasing power of the White House, causing an imbalance in the branches of government.

Wounded Knee Judge Nichol drops all charges against Dennis Banks and Russell Means

1974
Sep 16, 1974

Judge Nichol dismisses all charges against Dennis Banks and Russell Means in the Wounded Knee Trial.  Judge Nichols chastises the FBI, and gives four reasons why he made the decision to drop charges.