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  • Racially segregated war memorial plaques divide South Carolina town

    Racially segregated war memorial plaques divide South Carolina town
    It was a noble gesture intended to salve the wounds of this former mill town’s segregated past. Mayor Welborn Adams and the local American Legion raised $15,000 for new plaques on the town’s war memorial to replace ones that designate the...
  • Boston's had it up to here with latest snowstorm

    Boston's had it up to here with latest snowstorm
    A yeti-shaped figure, struggling through the snow. Cities and neighborhoods turning into frozen dunescapes. Snowdrifts as tall as windows, fences and street signs. It's either the apocalypse or 2015 is off to a really rough start for New England, and...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, first lady leave lofty post and vision behind
    John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes had a plan. Oregon's governor and first lady didn't just want to lift the poorest Oregonians into the middle class; they wanted to prevent poverty from happening in the first place, Hayes said. They didn't just want to...
  • Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal

    Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal
    It had been years since Sloan Sulham had heard from any of his men in Iraq. But the soft voice and Philippine accent on the phone were immediately recognizable: Spc. Reyes. "Arvin," Reyes reminded his former platoon sergeant. Sulham wasn't likely to...
  • At summit on extremism, Obama defends his semantic choices regarding Islam

    At summit on extremism, Obama defends his semantic choices regarding Islam
    President Obama has talked about the deadly dogma infiltrating some Muslim communities and decried the acts of terrorism carried out in the name of what he calls a "distorted" version of Islam. But as he presides over three days of discussions at the...
  • Islamic State link suspected in threatening messages sent to military spouses

    Angela Ricketts, the wife of an Army officer in Colorado, was startled by the message that popped up on her Facebook account last week. "Dear Angela! Bloody Valentines Day!" the message began. "While your president and your husband are killing our...
  • Fiery West Virginia oil train derailment raises more safety questions

    Fiery West Virginia oil train derailment raises more safety questions
    The derailments this week of two trains carrying crude oil have raised new questions about the adequacy of federal efforts to improve the safety of moving oil on tank cars from new North American wells to distant refineries. A 100-car, southbound CSX...
  • Hotel's 'doggie concierge' pampers the stars of the Westminster Kennel Club

    Hotel's 'doggie concierge' pampers the stars of the Westminster Kennel Club
    The guest with the exotic name wanted opera, and Jerry Grymek was going to give him opera, even if it meant cordoning off a section of one of the city's busiest hotel lobbies and subjecting everyone in it to an aria that evoked howls, plus a few...
  • Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded

    Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded
    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S. "Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
  • Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level

    Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level
    As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to...
  • Love letters in the wall: A historical mystery

    Love letters in the wall: A historical mystery
    J. Edwin certainly loved Annie. But did Annie love him back? A century ago, a lovesick young man wrote passionate letters, brimming with longing and desire, to his girlfriend. "You make me so mad with love," he wrote in one missive dated Aug. 22, 1916....