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On this day in 1970, troops fired on Kent State students. Survivors see echoes in today’s campus protests

KENT, Ohio —Dean Kahler flung himself to the ground and covered his head when the bullets started flying. The Ohio National Guard had opened fire on unarmed war protesters at Kent State University, and Kahler, a freshman, was among them. M1 rifle rounds hit the ground all around him. “And then I got hit,” Kahler recalled, more […]