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Sunday May 14, 1972
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News stories from Sunday May 14, 1972

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Both of the leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination faced the question of school busing in the primary campaign in Michigan. Senators Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern, who have been long-time champions of civil rights legislation, confronted the issue in working-class areas and both suggested that there might be limits to what the federal government should do to aid integration. [New York Times]
  • Okinawa was formally transferred back to Japan by the United States, ending 27 years of American rule. The return of the islands was marked by a letter from Secretary of State William Rogers to Japan's Foreign Minister assuring him that there were no nuclear weapons on the bases that the United States will retain on the island. [New York Times]
  • Not since the 1950 Chinese offensive in the Korean war had an American correspondent been in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Two newsmen who arrived Friday night saw a city that had grown from a war-ravaged ruin of 400,000 people in 1953 to one of a million, with broad avenues and imposing buildings. [New York Times]

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