July 21, 2004 Microsoft unveils plans to return much of its massive cash reserves to investors. This year, the software giant will issue a special one-time dividend of $3 a share, a step worth about $32 billion. All told, the plan will pay shareholders some $75 billion over the next four years. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Uri Berliner.
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April 23, 2004 U.S. officials report that Pat Tillman, a National Football League player who quit the sport to join the U.S. Army Rangers, has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Tillman, a safety for the Arizona Cardinals, turned down a three-year, $3.6 million deal from the team to enlist in the Army two years ago. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Uri Berliner.
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