Milestones Mar. 29, 2004

RE-ELECTED. CHEN SHUI-BIAN, 53, President of Taiwan; by a razor-thin margin, just one day after he was shot in the abdomen while riding in a motorcade. The opposition Nationalist Party, which until the shooting had been narrowly favored to win, called for the election to be annulled and suggested that the assassination attempt may have been a final-hour campaign tactic.

RELEASED. CAPTAIN JAMES YEE, 35, Chinese-American Muslim chaplain accused of mishandling classified documents at Guantanamo Bay. Citing national security concerns that would arise from the disclosure of evidence if the case proceeded, the Army dropped all charges against him, and will...

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