Today is Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2010. There are 325 days left in the year.
In 2000, Boeing Co. engineers and technical workers in Everett began a 40-day strike.
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In 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, W.Va., Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) charged the State Department was riddled with Communists.
In 2009, third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs, telling ESPN he had used steroids while with the Texas Rangers for three years.