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USA Today
Books: New and noteworthylearning that his son, a Union lieutenant, had died in the battle. The buzz: C
Books: New and noteworthy
USA Today / Posted an hour ago
learning that his son, a Union lieutenant, had died in the battle. The buzz: Comes with a recommendation from Ken Burns (The Civil War): “An important book, one that contains both an aerial and intimate view of the human cost of the greatest... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Richard Abe Williams"I draw the line there," he says. "I did that for too many years, I'm tired of
Richard Abe Williams
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 hours ago
"I draw the line there," he says. "I did that for too many years, I'm tired of it." Instead, he lectures on history. "The Civil War is of great interest to me, but no battles -- it's the political history of the Civil War that interests me.... Read more
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Lake Placid News
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
Lake Placid News / Posted 6 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Jamie Stiehm: Waiting for a beautiful new bronze museum to lift us uplive, like a Tuskegee Airman's footlocker. Like the U.S. Colored Troops, which
Jamie Stiehm: Waiting for a beautiful new bronze museum to lift us up
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 8 hours ago
live, like a Tuskegee Airman's footlocker. Like the U.S. Colored Troops, which President Lincoln raised in 1863 to help win the Civil War. Missing from the narrative is the foremost part the Friends played in abolition. The African-American journey... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Shooting in Baltimore leaves eight woundedSociety debuts Civil War experience The Wabasha County Historical Society is o
Shooting in Baltimore leaves eight wounded
KTTC Rochester / Posted 8 hours ago
Society debuts Civil War experience The Wabasha County Historical Society is offering a chance to experience life during the Civil War. Civil War Encampment is an event that runs Saturday and Sunday at Edward Malone Memorial Park in Wabasha. The... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Washington mall suspect in police custodySociety debuts Civil War experience The Wabasha County Historical Society is o
Washington mall suspect in police custody
KTTC Rochester / Posted 8 hours ago
Society debuts Civil War experience The Wabasha County Historical Society is offering a chance to experience life during the Civil War. Civil War Encampment is an event that runs Saturday and Sunday at Edward Malone Memorial Park in Wabasha. The... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 8 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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Breitbart
Black Lives Matter Storms New Orleans' Monumentsorganization called ‘Take ‘Em Down Nola’ stormed New Orleans’ Andrew Jackson mo
Black Lives Matter Storms New Orleans' Monuments
Breitbart / Posted 8 hours ago
organization called ‘Take ‘Em Down Nola’ stormed New Orleans’ Andrew Jackson monument demanding all monuments related to the Civil War come down across the city. The monument which sits at the heart of the city’s historic French Quarter. (Photo:... Read more
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dna
Book Review: A Long Watch – War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lankasome excellent works of non-fiction have emerged out of Sri Lanka telling the s
Book Review: A Long Watch – War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka
dna / Posted 10 hours ago
some excellent works of non-fiction have emerged out of Sri Lanka telling the stories of people on both sides of the civil war whose lives were destroyed or disrupted. Commodore Ajith Boyagoda's A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in... Read more
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Daily Press
Landmark Fort Wool faces growing threatsgreat a labor even for a Hercules.' " Despite the attempts to combat the settl
Landmark Fort Wool faces growing threats
Daily Press / Posted 13 hours ago
great a labor even for a Hercules.' " Despite the attempts to combat the settling, Fort Wool was far from finished when the Civil War erupted in April 1861. But with two tiers of guns completed, it became an immediate asset for the Union, which... Read more
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Al.com
Roy Faulkner, who finished the Stone Mountain Confederate carvings, dies at 84more than 40 years after work on the carving began. The Stone Mountain carving
Roy Faulkner, who finished the Stone Mountain Confederate carvings, dies at 84
Al.com / Posted 14 hours ago
more than 40 years after work on the carving began. The Stone Mountain carving depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. It is the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world. A... Read more
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CBC.ca
100 years in the making: Inside Washington's museum of African-American historyinto the museum building. Visitors will be able to walk through the car. (Matt
100 years in the making: Inside Washington's museum of African-American history
CBC.ca / Posted 14 hours ago
into the museum building. Visitors will be able to walk through the car. (Matt Kwong/CBC) The gallery moves through the Civil War, past the Memphis auction card selling human beings, and past the cramped Point of Pines Cabin that was rebuilt... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
Stamford Advocate / Posted 15 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of you and because of all those Americans — the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill — who, for more than a... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
Connecticut Post / Posted 15 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of you and because of all those Americans — the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill — who, for more than a... Read more
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Fortune
Read President Obama’s Speech at the Museum of African American History and Cultureyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We’re here in part because o
Read President Obama’s Speech at the Museum of African American History and Culture
Fortune / Posted 15 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We’re here in part because of you, and because of all those Americans, the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill, who for more than a century... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
Hawaii News Now / Posted 15 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
Greenwich Time / Posted 15 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of you and because of all those Americans — the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill — who, for more than a... Read more
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The Seattle Times
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be “an escalation of the civil war,” which he says began again on July 8. “(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 15 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 15 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of you and because of all those Americans — the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill — who, for more than a... Read more
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The News-Times
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
The News-Times / Posted 15 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We're here in part because of you and because of all those Americans — the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill — who, for more than a... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 15 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 16 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govtstop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in th
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 16 hours ago
stop attacking civilians and a regional protection force must be deployed in the country or there will be "an escalation of the civil war," which he says began again on July 8. "(We) call on the international community to declare the regime in Juba... Read more
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The Hill
Obama celebrates African American museum openingyour leadership in making sure this tale is told. We’re here in part because of
Obama celebrates African American museum opening
The Hill / Posted 17 hours ago
your leadership in making sure this tale is told. We’re here in part because of you and because of all those Americans -- the Civil War vets, the Civil Rights foot soldiers, the champions of this effort on Capitol Hill -- who, for more than a... Read more
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DW
Ingrid Betancourt: "I forgive my tormentors" |guerrillas and held captive for six years in the jungle. Since her rescue in Ju
Ingrid Betancourt: "I forgive my tormentors" |
DW / Posted 17 hours ago
guerrillas and held captive for six years in the jungle. Since her rescue in July, 2008, she has been pushing for an end to the civil war in her country. A few days before the signing of the peace treaty between the Colombian government and the FARC... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doorsworks for more than a century – as NPR's Tanya Ballard Brown reported, it was "
National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 hours ago
works for more than a century – as NPR's Tanya Ballard Brown reported, it was "first proposed in 1915 by black veterans of the Civil War." She walked us through the many steps between that initial proposal and today's dedication ceremony here. The... Read more
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New York Post
The inept, thuggish detectives who let Jesse James get awayany other businessman at the time, Pinkerton understood the power of perception
The inept, thuggish detectives who let Jesse James get away
New York Post / Posted 18 hours ago
any other businessman at the time, Pinkerton understood the power of perception, publicity and branding.” By the end of the Civil War, during which his agency spied on the Confederacy for Lincoln, Pinkerton and his logo — the all-seeing eye —... Read more
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DW
Ingrid Betancourt: "Sometimes, it is impossible to forgive" |guerrillas and held captive for six years in the jungle. Since her rescue in Ju
Ingrid Betancourt: "Sometimes, it is impossible to forgive" |
DW / Posted 18 hours ago
guerrillas and held captive for six years in the jungle. Since her rescue in July, 2008, she has been pushing for an end to the civil war in her country. A few days before the signing of the peace treaty between the Colombian government and the FARC... Read more
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NBC News
Two million now without water in Aleppo after intense airstrikesstrikes on Friday that the White Helmet volunteer group said had killed 91 peop
Two million now without water in Aleppo after intense airstrikes
NBC News / Posted yesterday
strikes on Friday that the White Helmet volunteer group said had killed 91 people and marked their "toughest" day so far in the civil war. Video showed children being pulled from the rubble, including many dead but also a 5-year-old girl and a baby... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Stamford Bridge - and five more British battles you should know more aboutas an observation point. The crux of the battlefield, on the east side of the c
Stamford Bridge - and five more British battles you should know more about
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
as an observation point. The crux of the battlefield, on the east side of the city, is preserved as the leafy Fort Royal Park. And a plaque on the Sidbury Gate entrance to the medieval town salutes the battle as the grand denouement of the civil... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
A seed vault in the middle of the North Poleseeds were preserved by Syria’s International Center for Agricultural Research
A seed vault in the middle of the North Pole
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
seeds were preserved by Syria’s International Center for Agricultural Research and were sent to Morocco and Lebanon, after the civil war “cut off access to the Aleppo [seed] bank.” (LOOK) Media crews... Read more
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The Fairmont Sentinel
Church has faith in futureis just a building, its memories and artifacts hold special meaning for many. C
Church has faith in future
The Fairmont Sentinel / Posted yesterday
is just a building, its memories and artifacts hold special meaning for many. Collections of communion sets dating back to the Civil War era, family heirlooms and gifts from members create a harsh loss. "I told the congregation that the loss of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Senate supports $1.15b sale in military equipment to Saudi Arabiasale will include more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicl
Senate supports $1.15b sale in military equipment to Saudi Arabia
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
sale will include more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment to Saudi Arabia. The civil war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people - nearly 4,000 of whom are civilians. Another 3 million have been... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
A railroad hotel and resort on West Fourthlooking back, it was a grand place," Piper said, adding there were many ostenta
A railroad hotel and resort on West Fourth
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted yesterday
looking back, it was a grand place," Piper said, adding there were many ostentatious houses built in Williamsport after the Civil War. The hotel was luxurious by any standard and designed by architect Eber Culver, who drew up many homes for... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Family-friendly event will honor Struthers Civil War veteranFrankfort was a survivor. Frankfort, the city’s oldest Civil War veteran who d
Family-friendly event will honor Struthers Civil War veteran
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
Frankfort was a survivor. Frankfort, the city’s oldest Civil War veteran who died in 1930, made it through 27 battles of the Civil War without permanent wounds. His memory will live on next Saturday at the Struthers Historical Society, 50... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
‘Doomsday today in Aleppo’asked. “Let’s not let Aleppo become the 21st-century Guernica.” Aleppo, Syria’
‘Doomsday today in Aleppo’
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
asked. “Let’s not let Aleppo become the 21st-century Guernica.” Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and industrial centre before the civil war began in 2011, has been divided for years between government and rebel forces. Before the partial cease-fire... Read more
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Aljazeera
How critical is the city of Aleppo in Syria's war?air strikes. Warplanes have resumed targeting the rebel-held eastern part of t
How critical is the city of Aleppo in Syria's war?
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
air strikes. Warplanes have resumed targeting the rebel-held eastern part of the city. Aleppo is seen as a big prize in the civil war and the Syrian government seems determined to regain full control. Diplomats meeting in New York are not able... Read more
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The Seattle Times
African-American museum’s exhibit is window into life, legacy of Pullman portersone thing hadn’t changed during that time: Although McCord worked in one of the
African-American museum’s exhibit is window into life, legacy of Pullman porters
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
one thing hadn’t changed during that time: Although McCord worked in one of the premier jobs black men could have between the Civil War and the civil-rights era, his relatives had to use separate waiting rooms and ride in separate train-car... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Syria diplomacy: A US-Russia deal unravels and war revs upwould permit Syria's warring sides to reaffirm their support and prove their co
Syria diplomacy: A US-Russia deal unravels and war revs up
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted yesterday
would permit Syria's warring sides to reaffirm their support and prove their commitment to a U.S.-Russian plan for ending the civil war. But neither government had signed off on the diplomats' plans, according to U.S. and Russian officials with... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
South Sudan alarmed by US arms embargo threat: Dengof South Sudan do not like him, they will vote him out. If they like him, they
South Sudan alarmed by US arms embargo threat: Deng
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
of South Sudan do not like him, they will vote him out. If they like him, they will maintain him," Deng added. Claiming the civil war was over, he accused Machar of inciting violence "for people to go back to civil war." "I don't think he will... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Struthers Historical Society sets Alexander Frankfort Day Oct. 1Frankfort was a survivor. Frankfort, the city’s oldest Civil War veteran who d
Struthers Historical Society sets Alexander Frankfort Day Oct. 1
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
Frankfort was a survivor. Frankfort, the city’s oldest Civil War veteran who died in 1930, made it through 27 battles of the Civil War without permanent wounds. His memory will live on Oct. 1 at the Struthers Historical Society, 50 Terrace... Read more
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The Columbian
U.S.-Russia deal unravels, the war in Syria revs upwould permit Syria’s warring sides to reaffirm their support and prove their co
U.S.-Russia deal unravels, the war in Syria revs up
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
would permit Syria’s warring sides to reaffirm their support and prove their commitment to a U.S.-Russian plan for ending the civil war. But neither government had signed off on the diplomats’ plans, according to U.S. and Russian officials with... Read more
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ajc.com
Best places in the South: Hiking Georgia mountain trailsvintage farmland. Along the way, you'll get a chance to see important landmarks
Best places in the South: Hiking Georgia mountain trails
ajc.com / Posted yesterday
vintage farmland. Along the way, you'll get a chance to see important landmarks from the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Civil War. The Sitton's Gulch Trail in Rising Fawn offers hikers a strenuous yet picturesque opportunity to experience... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
The secret costs of Islamophobiauntil proven otherwise.” The Naturalization Act of 1790 allowed only “free whi
The secret costs of Islamophobia
WTKR Norfolk / Posted yesterday
until proven otherwise.” The Naturalization Act of 1790 allowed only “free white persons” to become US citizens. After the Civil War, “persons of African descent” were added to the list. By the racial classifications of the era, most Muslim... Read more
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CNN
The secret costs of Islamophobiauntil proven otherwise." The Naturalization Act of 1790 allowed only "free whi
The secret costs of Islamophobia
CNN / Posted yesterday
until proven otherwise." The Naturalization Act of 1790 allowed only "free white persons" to become US citizens. After the Civil War, "persons of African descent" were added to the list. By the racial classifications of the era, most Muslim... Read more
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Boston Globe
‘It is like doomsday today in Aleppo’: Regime, Russians smash cease-fireasked. “Let’s not let Aleppo become the 21st-century Guernica.” Aleppo, Syria’
‘It is like doomsday today in Aleppo’: Regime, Russians smash cease-fire
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
asked. “Let’s not let Aleppo become the 21st-century Guernica.” Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and industrial center before the civil war began in 2011, has been divided for years between government and rebel forces. Before the partial cease-fire... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
History's Headlines: Shoe Leather Citythe canal boat. “Shoes were made at only one width to a side,” he added. What
History's Headlines: Shoe Leather City
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
the canal boat. “Shoes were made at only one width to a side,” he added. What changed shoe making in the Lehigh Valley was the Civil War. Young and Leh were among the first to get a government contract to make boots for the Union Army. Probably the... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Hillary Clinton goes ‘Between Two Ferns’ with NC native Zach Galifianakis: ‘I really regret doing this’and that is pretty neat, too.” Trump was not spared during the interview. Gal
Hillary Clinton goes ‘Between Two Ferns’ with NC native Zach Galifianakis: ‘I really regret doing this’
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted yesterday
and that is pretty neat, too.” Trump was not spared during the interview. Galifianakis also asked if Clinton will lead the civil war if Trump wins. Clinton says, “No, I wouldn’t take up arms. I think that might be a little extreme.” “Oh right,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Brit RAF heroes 'minutes' away from being blown out of the sky by ISIS missilesCarleton-Smith said: “It’s quite possible to imagine how these forces might mov
Brit RAF heroes 'minutes' away from being blown out of the sky by ISIS missiles
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Carleton-Smith said: “It’s quite possible to imagine how these forces might move on Daesh in Raqqa.” Now in its sixth year, the civil war in Syria is highly complex and has so far resulted in the loss of 430,000 lives. The conflict was triggered by... Read more
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