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Froome now almost unbeatable at Tour de France

...the 182 riders set off one after another from the Normandy town of Avranches, which the forces of U.S. Gen. George S. Patton liberated in World War II.Froome, as race leader, set out last. His skin-tight racing suit was yellow, so...

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5 things to know about Tour de France

...origins back to Celts in the 9th century B.C. More recently, the town was liberated by forces of U.S. Gen. George S. Patton in World War II. Then, it's a 33-kilometer (20.5-mile) ride over to the breathtaking island citadel of...

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Blood and bruises: A day's work for Tour sprinters

...33-kilometer (20.5-mile) course loops from the Normandy port of Avranches, with its memorial to U.S. Gen. George S. Patton, to the breathtaking Mont-Saint-Michel, a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey and walled village that towers skyward...

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This Day in History

...sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, following the death of Warren G. Harding. In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen...

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This Day in History

...sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, following the death of Warren G. Harding. In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight...

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This Day in History

...S. State Department urged Americans in Spain to leave because of that country's civil war. In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen...

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This Day in History

...the world In 1898, scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the radioactive element radium. In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. In 1948, the state of Eire (formerly the Irish...

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This Day in History

...Martha's Vineyard, consigned to the depths where they'd died. In the world In 1943, American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily. In 1946, Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing...

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This Day in History

...found 94 cases of confirmed or alleged abuse and 39 deaths. In the world In 1943, American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily. In 1946, Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing...

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This Day in History

...the State Department urged Americans in Spain to leave because of that country's civil war. In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight...

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