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3 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Family of World War I vet gets dad's Purple Heart

Fred Demag, left, and Flora Bovat pose Wedneday, July 9, 2014, at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., an certificate and a purple heart awarded posthumously to their father for wounds he suffered during World War I. The award was presented by the head of the Vermont National Guard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Montpelier, VT, Prison, East Montpelier, VT

6 hrs ago | CNN

When chemical weapons killed 90,000

World War I ushered in an era of chemical weapons use that lingers, lethally, into the present day.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Opinion

11 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

5 things about the Tour de France 5th stage

To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Tour was routed especially to pass notable battlefields.

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Related Topix: France, World News,

11 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

Gov. Rick Perry burned by CNN contributor's zinger

As President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are poised for a face-to-face Wednesday on the contentious issue of border security, politicians and political commentators are duking it out on whether the afternoon meeting favors POTUS OR Gov. Good Hair, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Bill Clinton, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | Times Herald

Blame Mick Jagger for Brazil's crushing World Cup loss?

It may interest you to know that the price of a children's book hasn't wavered much at all in the... Years ago, my father said to me, 'Son, when the day comes that you find that special girl and you... Former president Bill Clinton and rock star Mick Jagger watch a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, South Africa, World News

14 hrs ago | Brush News-Tribune

Sarah Palin, Ben Carson headline Colorado Western Conservative Summit

When John Andrews says the 2014 edition of the Western Conservative Summit has a chance to be the most influential in its five-year history, he points to the recent visits of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, possible presidential candidate Hillary, Denver's bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and Senate and gubernatorial ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, Colorado Christian University, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

17 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

5 things of interest to area readers - Wed., July 9

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Bill Clinton, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

21 hrs ago | Free Republic

Again: Hillary would like you to know that she struggled to get a mortgage after White House

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated this week that she and her husband, President Bill Clinton, had trouble getting a home loan after they left their taxpayer funded digs at the White House.

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Related Topix: US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, US Politics

Tue Jul 08, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Australia, we're getting fatter

WE'RE smoking and drinking less and we're exercising more but we're still losing the battle of the bulge, a survey of the nation's health shows.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Examiner.com

Civil War still rages: Attempt to sell dead soldier's skull retracted

Due to an outpouring of concern from people across the nation about a planned auction of the skull of a Civil War soldier reportedly killed at Gettysburg, the soldier's remains will not be sold and have been donated to the Gettysburg foundation.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Gettysburg National Military Park

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Now You See It: Attempted kisses lead to disses

Kissing should be like riding a bike, you never forget how. Therefore, it can get awkward when your puckered lips get left hanging.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton, Black Entertainment, Soul, Erykah Badu

WOZZ-FM Appleton

'Clinton: The Musical' gets U.S. debut at NY theat...

"Clinton: The Musical," a bawdy, raucous farce parodying the sex scandal that rocked the White House, with two actors portraying the dual sides of Bill Clinton, makes its U.S. debut this month during the New York Musical Theater Festival.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sex Scandal, Bill Clinton, Musical Theater, Theater, Arts

Salon

Ed Klein, king of hacks: A deluded conservative's return to infamy

The conservative author purports to have all the hottest dirt on the Clintons. Does anyone believe a word of it? There is nothing more entertaining in the world of writing these days than any arbitrarily chosen piece of dialogue by conservative author Ed Klein.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton

Times Observer

Veterans Dishonored

Sheffield Cemetery caretaker Joe Walton said he and cemetery board members were walking through the grounds counting the graves that were missing markers.

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Related Topix: Warren County, PA, Sheffield, PA, Warren, PA, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Switched

Ignorance of History, and Its Price

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it," is usually attributed to George Santayana.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

PunditFact checks Clinton's net worth in office

PunditFact checks BIll Clinton's claim he had the lowest net worth of any president in 20th century when taking office.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, St. Petersburg, FL, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Common Dreams

Damaged Democrats: Can They Recover?

When you consider what has been happening to the average working person since the era of Ronald Reagan, it's amazing that the Republicans have fought the Democrats about to a draw.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Liberal Political News

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

ISIS could regret caliphate decision

After the prophet Mohammed died in 632, the Islamic community chose a caliph to lead the faithful.

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The Nation

ISIS: The Spoils of the - Great Loot' in the Middle East

"So far as Syria is concerned, it is France and not Turkey that is the enemy." T.E. Lawrence, February 1915 It was a curious comment by the oddball but unarguably brilliant British agent and scholar, Thomas Edward Lawrence.

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Related Topix: George Bush

Free Republic

After Hobby Lobby, Democrats Seek To Alter Bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act

After the Supreme Court handed down a defeat for supporters of the contraceptive mandate, which gave religious exemptions to for-profit, 'closely-held corporations;' Democrats are moving to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act .

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Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

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