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Protesters make empty order at a shop associated with China at an anti-government rally inside a shopping mall at the Sha Tin district of Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Young protesters, many wearing masks to disguise their identity, filled the open area of a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday and folded paper "origami" cranes in the latest twist in a pro-democracy movement that has stretched into a fourth month. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway stationHong Kong protesters have vandalized a subway station as pro-democracy demonstrations take a violent turn once again
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FILE - In this May 19, 2016 file photo, a Thomas Cook plane takes off in England. Thomas Cook, one of the world’s oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat it was announced Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The debt-laden British-based company has confirmed it is seeking 200 million pounds ($250 billion) in extra funding to avoid its collapse. (Tim Goode/PA via AP, file)
Travel firm Thomas Cook holds talks to avoid a collapseThomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is holding talks with shareholders in a last-ditch bid to avoid going bankrupt
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Missing Camp Pendleton Marine found safe at Texas rest stopA U.S. Marine who was believed to have left Arizona for California's Camp Pendleton but never arrived has been found unharmed in Texas
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Colombia's President Ivan Duque arrives to speak to journalists before departing to attend the U.N. General Assembly from CATAM air base in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meetingColombia's leader says "brutality" of Nicolás Maduro must end and that any aggression by Venezuela's armed forces would immediately trigger a regional response.
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A man reads Al-Shorouk daily newspaper showing candidates Kais Saied, right, ) and Nabil Karoui on its front-page, a day after the first round of presidential elections, in a coffee shop in Tunis, Tunisia, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. A polling firm projected Sunday that an independent outsider candidate and a jailed media magnate will head to Tunisia's presidential runoff, after a roller coaster, 26-candidate election. Headline in Arabic reads "Political earthquake". (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Jailed Tunisia magnate optimistic about winning presidencyJailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui says he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied
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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2019. There are 100 days left in the year.

On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863.

1776

during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

1927

Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight in Chicago.

1949

the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.

1950

Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of five-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall and Henry H. "Hap" Arnold.

1961

the Interstate Commerce Commission issued rules prohibiting racial discrimination on interstate buses.

1975

Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed.

1980

the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war.

1985

rock and country music artists participated in "FarmAid," a concert staged in Champaign, Illinois, to help the nation's farmers.

1989

the Irish Republican Army bombed the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal, Kent, England, killing 11 band members. Songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101.

1993

47 people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train fell off a bridge and crashed into Big Bayou Canot near Mobile, Alabama. (A tugboat pilot lost in fog pushed a barge into the railroad bridge, knocking the tracks 38 inches out of line just minutes before the train arrived.)

1994

the situation comedy "Friends" debuted on NBC-TV.

1995

an AWACS plane carrying U.S. and Canadian military personnel crashed on takeoff from Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, killing all 24 people aboard.

Ten years ago:

President Barack Obama, visiting New York, brought together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for their first face-to-face meeting. Al-Qaida released a 106-minute-long video predicting President Obama's downfall at the hands of the Muslim world.

Five years ago:

The United States and five Arab nations launched airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, sending waves of planes and Tomahawk cruise missiles against an array of targets.

One year ago:

Negotiations between the Senate Judiciary Committee and Christine Blasey Ford on the conditions for her possible testimony continued, with committee chairman Chuck Grassley saying the panel would go ahead and vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh if no agreement could be worked out for Ford to testify about what she said was a sexual assault by Kavanaugh. Paul Simon ended what was billed as his final concert tour in a park in Queens, New York, telling the hometown crowd that their cheers “mean more than you can know.”

Today's Birthdays:

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is 92. Actress Anna Karina is 79. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern is 77. Dancer/choreographer/singer Toni Basil is 76. Actor Paul Le Mat is 74. Musician King Sunny Ade (ah-DAY') is 73 Capt. Mark Phillips is 71. Rock singer David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) is 68. Actress Shari Belafonte is 65. Singer Debby Boone is 63. Country singer June Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 63. Singer Nick Cave is 62. Rock singer Johnette Napolitano is 62. Actress Lynn Herring is 62. Classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) is 61. Singer-musician Joan Jett is 61. Actor Scott Baio is 59. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 58. Actress Bonnie Hunt is 58. Actor Rob Stone is 57. Actor Dan Bucatinsky (TV: "24: Legacy") is 54. Musician Matt Sharp is 50. Rock musician Dave Hernandez is 49. Rapper Mystikal is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 48. Actor James Hillier (TV: "The Crown") is 46. Actress Mireille Enos is 44. Actress Daniella Alonso is 41. Actor Michael Graziadei (GRAHT'-zee-uh-day-ee) is 40. Actress Ashley Drane (Eckstein) is 38. Actress Katie Lowes is 37. Rock musician Will Farquarson (Bastille) is 36. Actress Tatiana Maslany is 34. Actor Ukweli Roach (TV: "Blindspot") is 33. Actor Tom Felton is 32. Actress Teyonah Parris is 32. Actress Juliette Goglia is 24. Actress Dalya Knapp is nine.

Thought for Today:

"Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life." _ George Sand, French author (1804-1876).

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