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Anchor Liz Wahl Quits Kremlin-Funded RT-America Live on Air

American anchor Liz Wahl quit her job at RT-America in spectacular fashion Wednesday, announcing her resignation live on the air after her 5 p.m. news broadcast.

"Personally I cannot be part of a network that whitewashes the actions of [Vladimir] Putin," Wahl said before walking off the air. "I am proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth and that is why after this newscast I'm resigning."

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Legendary Pianist and Cold War Hero Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Van Cliburn, the pianist who helped unite and inspire people during the Cold War, has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 78.

Cliburn died in his Fort Worth, Texas, home after succumbing to his battle with bone cancer.

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Born in Louisiana, Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After growing up in Texas, Cliburn moved to New York to study at the Julliard School and trained in Russian Romantic-style music. It was in 1958, at the age of 23, when Cliburn rose to fame after winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. That year he was on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline, "The Texan Who Conquered Russia." Although Russia and the United States were battling at the time, Cilburn became a hero to Soviets.

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Year Title Description
2014 Miller Center's American Forum: The Mind of Vladimir Putin
Season 22, Episode 2
Episode, Subject (person only)
2014 The Power of Vladimir Putin TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2012 Russia and the West TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2012 Putin, Russia, & the West TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2005 Beyond Boiling Point: Episode Episode, Subject (person only)

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