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This Happened — September 5: Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

The Munich Olympics terrorist attack happened on this day in in 1972.

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What was the Munich Olympics terrorist attack?

The Munich Olympics terrorist attack was a tragic event that began in the early morning hours of September 5, 1972, when eight Palestinian militants entered the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany. Palestinian militants from the group known as Black September took 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage, leading to a standoff with German authorities and a subsequent rescue attempt.

What were the motives behind the Munich Olympic attack?

The primary motivation of Black September was to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails and to draw international attention to the Palestinian cause.

How did the Munich Olympic attack end?

Negotiations between the German authorities and the terrorists reached a deadlock. The militants demanded the release of Palestinian prisoners and threatened to kill the hostages if their demands were not met. On September 6, a rescue attempt known as "Operation Wrath of God" was launched by German authorities. However, the operation ended in tragedy at a nearby military airfield, where a firefight broke out between the terrorists and the German police. In the ensuing chaos, all nine remaining hostages were killed, along with one German police officer and five of the terrorists.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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