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On June 4, 1989, Chinese government forces opened fire on civilian protesters in Tiananmen Square. Death toll estimates range from the hundreds to the thousands, but the details of the massacre remain unclear. The government quickly took control of information surrounding the uprising, and today many in China don't know - or find it best to forget - what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.
“I think it really smashes a lot of ideas about what the Smithsonian does and what it’s supposed to do,” one curator says of the African-American Museum’s growing collection.
As the former Virginia governor awaits his appeal on corruption charges, former attorneys general for the commonwealth have filed an amicus brief saying that the jury instructions' definition of "official acts" went far beyond court precedents.