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1 hr ago | The Straits Times

100 years on, France remembers murdered political hero Jaures

France on Thursday paid tribute to socialist Jean Jaures, one of its greatest political heroes, a century after he was assassinated on the eve of World War I which he had tirelessly fought to prevent.

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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Bill Clinton: I could have killed Osama bin Laden but didn't

According to Sky News Australia, former President Bill Clinton said just hours before the 9/11 attacks that he could have killed bin Laden.

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Related Topix: Osama bin Laden, Bill Clinton, US News, Conservative Political News

5 hrs ago | KIMT

New attractions planned for Hoover library in Iowa

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is getting a temporary $600,000 exhibit that will include a simulation of a World War I trench.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, West Branch, IA

6 hrs ago | The Meath Chronicle

President to remember our World War I dead in France and Belgium

President Higgins departs on an official visit to Lorient, France on Friday 1st August for the 'Festival Interceltique de Lorient' and departs France for Belgium on Sunday for two World War 1 Commemoration Ceremonies; at Liege and Mons, on Monday 4th August.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Belgium,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Labour accuses Govt of 'penny pinching' with veterans' allowances

Phil Goff said National's refusal to implement a recommendation for a payment for funeral expenses was 'mean spirited and penny pinching.'

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Wall Street Journal

Winds of War, Again

One wishes Barack Obama and John Kerry more luck in Ukraine and the Middle East than Neville Chamberlain had in Munich.

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TheBlaze.com

Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton's State Department helped Bill...

Judicial Watch said Wednesday that it has obtained documents showing that Hillary Clinton's State Department rubber-stamped more than 200 conflict-of-interest reviews of proposed speaking and consulting engagements for her husband, Bill Clinton, which the group says helped the former president earn $48 million.

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

IcNorthWales

World War I: Who in your family or street died in the Great War? Use this tool to find out

This amazing tool allows you to discover the records of one million casualties of World War I - searchable by name, street, town or city Harold Jenkins, from Werfa Street, in Roath, Cardiff, was just 15, when he died on March 1, 1917.

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Related Topix: Rhondda Cynon Taff County, Wales, Cardiff County, Wales, World News, Vale of Glamorgan County, Wales, Newport City County, Wales, United Kingdom, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

Bedford Today

Bunyan canteen serves up history of wartime catering

Bunyan Meeting and John Bunyan Museum are transforming the large hall back into the canteen set-up for soldiers during World War I, on Saturday, August 2, between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

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Midhurst and Petworth

Chichester District Council to mark outbreak of first world war

THE lights will be out at Chichester District Council's headquarters on Thursday, August 4, between 10pm and 11pm, to mark the hour that Britain entered the first world war, 100 years ago.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Straits Times

Will history repeat itself?

Precisely 100 years ago this morning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. At first sight, just a confrontation between a decrepit empire which was already breaking up, and an impoverished, small Serbian state on the southern edge of Europe whose most substantial exports at that time were banditry and terrorism.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Opinion

The Island Packet

Why Europe depends on America today: A single pivot point in WWI

"The Great War" and "The war to end all war" proved to be neither. The conflict that would bleed to death some of Earth's proudest empires - while killing 16.5 million soldiers and civilians - later would be christened World War I to distinguish it from the next, even deadlier slaughter.

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USA Today

Hillary Clinton on 'dead broke' comment: 'I regret it'

Clinton expressed regret to Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV about her now much-criticized comment that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after he left the White House in 2001.

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

Mashable

10 Heroic Women of World War I

It's been 100 years since the First World War, one of history's most fatal conflicts.

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The Detroit News

White House chef's book tells all about fixing food for a first family

When you work at the White House, you leave your politics at the front door. That may sound counterintuitive, but it is true if you work there as a chef.

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Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Recipes, Bill Clinton, George Bush

RTE.ie

World War I exhibition opens in Dublin

A new exhibition has opened at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. The centrepiece of the 'Lives Remembered' exhibition is a steel sculpture called the 'Tree of Remembrance', which is surrounded by barbed wire.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Historical Creates a Buzz as it Hits Bookshelves

Set during the aftermath of the American Civil War, Confederado do Norte tells the story of Mary Catherine MacDonald Dias Oliveira Atwell, a child torn from her war devastated home in Georgia and thrust into the primitive Brazilian interior where the young woman she becomes must learn to recreate herself in order to survive.

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CNN

How World War I gave us drones

Air power harks back to Civil War-era hot air balloons and was used all over the theaters of World War I for reconnaissance, bombardment, and aerial combat.

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News Times

World War I, then and now

One hundred years ago the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, instigating invasions which began the following day.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England

DFW Catholic

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

Lourdes, France, Jul 28, 2014 / 10:02 am .- This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the Marian shrine of Lourdes remains "undimmed" and still invites everyone to see the "light of the Gospel," Jesus Christ.

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Related Topix: France, World News

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