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World War I: Your family stories from the Great War

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.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Durham County, England

5 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

Ron Hart:

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.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Bill Clinton, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

5 hrs ago | The Detroit News

For 6 Southfield centenarians, a long life is a life well lived

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.


Related Topix: Southfield, MI, Arts, Poetry

7 hrs ago | Sedalia Democrat

Otterville I.O.O.F. Cemetery Walk this Saturday

Democrat File PhotoDuring the 2013 I.O.O.F. Otterville Cemetery Walk, Matthew Holem portrayed 21-year-old George Clark Harlan, the first casualty of World War I from Otterville. This Saturday, during the event, he will portray Donald Elbert Blakesley, who died in a plane crash at Otterville Democrat File PhotoDuring the 2013 I.O.O.F. Otterville Cemetery Walk, Matthew Holem portrayed 21-year-old George Clark Harlan, the first casualty of World War I from Otterville.


Related Topix: Otterville, MO, Air Accidents

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Western morning News

Bill Clinton urges Scots to stay in union

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.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Bill Clinton

Glendale News-Press

Posters of the First World War on display at Huntington Library

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.


Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Entertainment


Bill Clinton takes a shot at Netayahu

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.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Bill Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Hillary Clinton

Daily Kos

AZ-Gov: Big Dog Alert! Bill Clinton Coming To Scottsdale To Campaign For Fred DuVal

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.


Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Scottsdale, AZ, Bill Clinton, 2012 Presidential Election, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Civil War soldiers buried as unknowns in Ga. identified

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.


Related Topix: Confederate, KY, Emory University, Duke University

The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS, NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary in Iowa; Refuse to Cover...

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.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton

National Review Online

Our Racist Anthem

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."


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

NYC's Roosevelt House: History and education

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.


Related Topix: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Hunter College, City University of New York, Wedding

Christian Science Monitor

Losing 101: Most presidents in the last 50 years lost an important election

Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Bill Clinton, George Bush

The Washington Post

Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

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.


Related Topix: African-American, Life, Veteran Affairs, Loudoun County, VA, Leesburg, VA

Silicon Alley Insider

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

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 .


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Bill Clinton, US News, Indianola, IA

The Washington Post

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Bill Clinton = Campaign Strategist in Fight for Senate

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.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Indianola, IA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama


Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

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. .


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Liberty Center, IA, Bill Clinton

Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

While you were waiting for your Hot Pocket to finish getting nuked in a gas station microwave, former President Bill Clinton on Saturday shook hands and ate breakfast at Homegrown. Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin yesterday apologized to fans after audio of General Manager Danny Ferry's comments and majority owner Bruce Levenson's racist email were released.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA


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