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  • TV Review: CNN's 'The Sixties'

    Tethered to the rather sobering notion that the youngest baby boomers are turning 50 this year, CNN's "The Sixties" provides a nostalgic if not particularly insightful look at that tumultuous decade, one that inevitably features considerable overlap as it...
  • Writing on the 9/11 memorial -- graffiti or grief?

    Writing on the 9/11 memorial -- graffiti or grief?
    New York cops have a tricky situation on their hands: What to do, or not do, about the relatives and friends of 9/11 victims who have begun scratching messages into the bronze plaques bearing the names of victims at the new 9/11 memorial. Technically...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Lit Fest authors reflect on books tied to 1985

    Lit Fest authors reflect on books tied to 1985
    In 1985, in a South Loop neighborhood once the hub of Chicago publishing, a group of book lovers started a book fair. Thirty years later, that book fair has grown into Printers Row Lit Fest, the highlight of Chicago's literary calendar. In the spirit of...
  • China clashes with Philippines, Vietnam in South China Sea

    Chinese fishermen hunting sea turtles were captured Wednesday by Philippine maritime police, and Chinese and Vietnamese ships collided near an oil rig in a volatile day on the troubled waters of the South China Sea. No serious injuries were reported...
  • Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.

    It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...
  • Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

    Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
    Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
  • Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots

    Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots
    The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
  • Two Chinese nationals slain as riots continue in Vietnam

    Two Chinese nationals slain as riots continue in Vietnam
    Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country. About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity. As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
  • President Nixon welcomes Marines home from Vietnam

     
    President Richard Nixon and Marine Corps Commandant Leonard F. Chapman Jr., receiving salute from 1st Division marines back at Camp Pendleton from Vietnam....