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3 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I - a conflict that would last four years and lead to the deaths of over 888,000 British military personnel. Commemorations have been taking place across the country in the last few months and many people have taken the opportunity to find out more about their ancestors - and the effect the Great War had on them.
8 hrs ago | Jewish World Review
President Obama has not been particularly engaged in Iraq. He concluded that he is so likable that people in the media heap massive kudos on him for anything he does.
8 hrs ago | The Detroit News
He's had a wife, Anne, a son and a grandson he loves very much. He taught high school, was a treasurer for a tobacco company and served as an Army sergeant during World War II.
Bill Clinton: I hope the Scots will inspire the world with a high turnout and a powerful message of both identity and inclusion Bill Clinton has waded into the Scottish referendum debate - by urging the country to vote to stay in the UK. The former US president, who was quoted by the Better Together campaign, stressed that the decision was for "Scots alone to make", admitting he had been reluctant to express his views up to now.
Wars are always fought on many fronts. The artists who made the posters that accompanied the World War I effort were an unprecedented conflagration of skilled visual communicators, stretching the two-dimensional medium previously limited to commercial uses.
Former President Bill Clinton says he agrees that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "not the guy" for a peace deal. A C-SPAN video - first reported by Israeli newspaper Haaretz - shows the 42nd president at Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa steak fry on Sunday speaking with an individual along a rope line.
Bill Clinton will headline a Scottsdale fundraiser Tuesday for Fred DuVal, the Democratic candidate for governor and a former White House staffer under Clinton. It was widely expected that the former president would help raise money for DuVal, who was the White House liaison to states on implementing Clinton's welfare reform law.
A historian says the names of 350 unknown soldiers from the American Civil War will be added to a memorial at a Georgia cemetery after hospital records from the era were used to identify them. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that historian Brad Quinlin worked with Betty Hunter, president of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation, to identify the soldiers.
CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton's visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin's steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks gushed over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC's Meet the Press wondered on Sunday if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016. The nearly three minutes of coverage between the two networks was in comparison to their zero coverage of news from investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson that aides to Clinton when she was Secretary of State engaged in a weekend meeting that included the removal of documents related to the Benghazi attacks that portrayed her in a negative light.
To the columnist, Francis Scott Key's historic account of the 1814 defense of Fort McHenry gratuitously celebrates the horrors of war, "forc[ing] us to relive Key's emotional trauma during that long night 200 years ago" with "a kind of musical bombardment." Couching it as a compliment, Widmer claims the song serves the jingoistic purpose of "drown[ing] out bad news with bluster, brass and percussion."
It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy. This Sept.
Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.
More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton hold up some steaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, September 14, 2014. China Is Slowing .
Bill Clinton talks to Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin on Sunday in Indianola, Iowa about his take on key Senate contests in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Clinton demonstrates his fabled mastery of the minutiae to advise on the way to win tough races, especially in his native South.
Dick Furinash, of Liberty Center, Iowa, stands with cutouts of former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton during U.S. . Ellen Adelman, of Des Moines, Iowa, waits to listen to former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak during U.S. .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:44 am
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