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Brian Williams controversy: What led to the NBC anchor's suspension

In February, NBC News President Deborah Turness sent an e-mail to the staff of NBC News announcing that, effective immediately, Brian Williams was suspended without pay as managing editor and anchor of the "NBC Nightly News," a position he had held since 2004.

The announcement came after a week of increasing controversy surrounding Williams' repeated assertions over the years that he was on a Chinook helicopter that drew ground fire during the Iraq invasion in 2003. After several military personnel took issue with Williams' recounting of events, he took back his story and apologized. But that did little to quell the buzz surrounding the newsman's status in the organization.

The following is a timeline of how Williams got to the spot he is in now.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Tuesday, March 4, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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