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Saturday May 22, 1982
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News stories from Saturday May 22, 1982

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

  • A possible coverup to shield Nazis is the focus of investigations reopened by the federal government because of new evidence that key files were tampered with. Inquiries by the Justice Department and the General Accounting Office concern allegations that there was a conspiracy to protect suspected Nazi war criminals after they were smuggled into the United States by American intelligence agencies for operations against the Russians. [New York Times]
  • Public support of a budget resolution adopted by the House was called for by President Reagan in his eighth weekend radio broadcast. The House measure more closely conforms with his objectives than the budget adopted by the Senate Friday night. This was his first public endorsement of the Republican measure in the House. [New York Times]
  • George Wallace announced his candidacy for a fourth term as Governor of Alabama. The former Governor, who controlled the state for 14 of the last 20 years, promised in his keynote speech in Montgomery to roll back some of what are already the lowest taxes in the nation and to add no new taxes. [New York Times]
  • Britain widened its bridgehead on East Falkland Island to 10 square miles and more troops reinforced those already ashore. Defense Minister John Nott announced in London that a British missile frigate, the 3,250-ton Ardent, was sunk in Falkland Sound with the presumed loss of 20 men. British sources said that 5,000 British marines and paratroopers had moved into the bridgehead around San Carlos Bay on the northwestern coast of East Falkland. [New York Times]
  • Argentine forces are still fighting British troops who have established a beachhead in the Falklands near Port San Carlos, according to a military spokesman in Buenos Aires. But an air force spokesman said planes, which carried the brunt of the defense on Friday, had not returned to the battle. The spokesman said British ships had withdrawn from Falkland Sound, the channel between the two main islands. [New York Times]
  • U.S interests in South America will inevitably be hurt by the Falklands conflict and by a major shift of attitudes throughout the region, senior administration officials said. One of the problems they said the United States will have to deal with is the increased likelihood of Argentina's developing an atomic bomb. [New York Times]

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