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  1. Viking longship captain at odds with US Coast GuardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Stars and Stripes

    When the captain of the world's largest Viking warship is accusing you of rudeness, it might be time to check your manners. That's the unmistakable message for U.S. authorities from Bjorn Ahlander, captain of the Draken Harald Harfagre , a fearsome historic 115-foot wooden longship that crossed the Atlantic from Norway and is now bearing down on Chicago.

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  2. Miniature war gaming is big with history buffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Participants look over the figures while discussing the rules for St. Michel-Sur-Meurthe during the 2016 Little Wars Historical Miniatures Games Convention in Lombard, Illinois on April 30, 2016. LOMBARD, Ill.

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  3. Indiana veteran finally gets medical test - in Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Hobart resident Carlos Villarreal squabbled with Veterans Affairs officials for months over getting an MRI to assess his nerve damage from a mortar attack in Iraq. He finally had the test done - 2,000 miles away.

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  4. Chicago's Memorial Day weekend toll: at least 69 shot, 6 fatallyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Two men were killed and another 14 people wounded in shootings Monday through early Tuesday in Chicago, raising the Memorial Day weekend toll to at least 69 people shot, six of them fatally. The two fatal shootings occurred around the same time, 11 p.m. Monday: A 44-year-old man was killed in the city's Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, and a 39-year-old man died in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Far North Side.

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  5. Headstones of Native Americans missing for decades returned to relativesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    For more than a decade, Norridge resident Verlyn Spreeman has sought information to learn more about his ancestors, most notably Alexander Robinson, a famed Native American chief who is said to have helped U.S. military families after the Fort Dearborn Massacre of 1812. Until recently, Spreeman has relied on historical documents, newspaper articles and photographs to learn about pieces of his history, including the family cemetery where Robinson - also known as Che-Che-Pin-Qua, or Chief Blinking Eye - is buried.

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  6. Army vets' Afghanistan saffron business grows on Chicago's South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A saffron dream that first took root in Afghanistan is now growing on Chicago's South Side, where two Army veterans are carrying out what they consider to be "unfinished business." In 2011, Emily Miller performed night raids in Afghanistan as part of a "cultural support team" that sought valuable information on terrorists from women and children.

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  7. New park attractions promise big thrillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago has its final gondola installed on March 2. When it comes to new thrills debuting in 2016, chatter generally winds back to the early April opening of a mini-theme park involving a certain boy wizard at Universal Studios Hollywood. But why simply follow the crowd, especially at $115 a ticket? Excitement is about to launch coast to coast in the coming months.

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  8. No bail for suspect in fatal shooting of disabled war veteran after loud partyRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A 22-year-old man was ordered held without bail after being charged with fatally shooting a 62-year-old disabled Vietnam War veteran who had called police to complain about a loud party at a neighbor's Near West Side apartment, prosecutors said Friday. Kevin Mason, of the 1300 block of South Blue Island Avenue, was arrested after he was identified as the man who fatally shot Robert Howard Jr. about 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street in the University Village neighborhood, according to officials.

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  9. 48 hours in Winter Park, FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Back in 1881, wealthy Northerners decided to buy some lakefront land here and change the area's name from Osceola - after the chief of the state's Seminole Indians - to Winter Park to make the area more appealing to vacationers. Little would they know that a century later nearby Orlando would grab the attention of most of those vacationers as the theme-park capital of the world.

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  10. Marine volunteers pitch in, try to get Chicago food pantry up to codeRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Armed with saws and hammers, the Marines landed earlier this month on a rescue mission in the 5500 block of Martin Luther King Drive. The Leathernecks M.C., a group of former Marines who ride motorcycles, was among the volunteers working to save the RTW Vet Center, a grass-roots organization that has been feeding homeless veterans for the past five years but is now itself on life support.

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  11. Army: Golden Knight's death at Chicago air show ruled accidentalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Officials have concluded that the death of a member of the Army's elite parachute team during a Chicago air show was accidental, and performances are resuming, the Golden Knights said Friday. The investigation into the Aug. 16 death of Master Sgt.

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