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The Main Page includes a section where an adapted lead section from one of Wikipedia's featured articles is displayed as "Today's featured article" (TFA). The current month's queue can be found here. TFAs are scheduled by Bencherlite, the TFA coordinator. Community discussion of suggestions takes place at the TFA requests page.

If you notice an error in a future TFA blurb, you can usually fix it yourself, but if the mistake is in today or tomorrow's blurb, you will need to leave a message at WP:ERRORS to ask an administrator to fix it. The blurbs are formatted as a single paragraph as close as possible to 1,200 characters (including spaces) in length, with no reference tags, alternate names, or extraneous bolding. Only the link to the specified featured article is bolded, and this must be the first link in the blurb. For biographical articles, birth/death dates are trimmed down to year only. The blurb should be preceded by an appropriate lead image when available; fair use images are not allowed.

The editnotice template for Today's Featured Article is {{TFA-editnotice}}. It is automatically applied by {{Editnotices/Namespace/Main}} when the article's title matches the contents of {{TFA title}}.

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Today's featured article

Suharto

Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI is a 1984 Indonesian docudrama written and directed by Arifin C. Noer, produced by G. Dwipayana, and starring Amoroso Katamsi, Umar Kayam, and Syubah Asa. Produced over a period of two years with a budget of Rp. 800 million, the film was sponsored by the New Order government under Suharto (pictured). Based on Nugroho Notosusanto's history of the 30 September Movement coup in 1965, It depicts the kidnapping and killings of six generals by the Communist Party of Indonesia and Air Force, as well as Suharto's destruction of the movement. It closes with an urging for the Indonesian populace to fight against all forms of communism. The film was a commercial and critical success: nominated for seven awards at the 1984 Indonesian Film Festival (winning one), it reached record audience numbers – although many viewings were mandatory. It was used as a propaganda vehicle by the New Order government until its collapse, televised annually on 30 September. Since the fall of Suharto in 1998, such use of the film has become less common, and although the film's artistic aspects remain well received, its misrepresentation of history has been criticised. (Full article...)

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Tomorrow's featured article

Mucho Macho Man after winning the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic

Mucho Macho Man (foaled 2008) is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic. Named after the Village People song "Macho Man", he was owned for most of his racing career by Dean and Patti Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, and trained by Kathy Ritvo. Born late in the year for a Thoroughbred foal, as a growing two- and three-year-old he had to compete against horses that were several months older. In 2011, he competed in all three Triple Crown races, finishing third in the Kentucky Derby. After surgery in 2011 to address a breathing problem, he came back and won three graded stakes races and finished a close second in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. Winning that race in 2013 (pictured with jockey Gary Stevens), combined with the compelling human-interest stories surrounding the horse and the people who worked with him, earned him the Secretariat Vox Populi Award and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year. Mucho Macho Man won another race in January 2014 and was retired in July due to "wear and tear", but essentially sound. He now lives at Adena Springs where he will stand at stud. (Full article...)

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