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  • Obama honors Civil War hero with Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON On the last day of America's bloodiest battle, Alonzo Cushing was cut down next to the artillery guns he refused to leave despite the horrendous wounds that left him almost speechless as he whispered commands to his soldiers.
  • A century and a half later, Gettysburg hero receives Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON — Lt. Alonzo Cushing and his artillerymen stood amid the smoke and noise of battle, trying to keep their cannons firing on the most consequential day of the Civil War. It was the third and final day of a bloody fight in the fields and...

    Finding a new home for extra college savings

    You've been setting aside college money in a 529 savings plan since your kids started losing their baby teeth. In fact, you've overachieved -- all the tuition bills have now been paid, and there's money left over. Wouldn't it be nice to shift the...

    Civil War hero on track to receive Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON — Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing is poised to receive the Medal of Honor a bit late: 150 years after his heroics at Gettysburg. Buried deep in a thick defense bill to fund modern-day weapons systems and military operations in Afghanistan is a...

    Government shutdown: How to avoid the fire next time

    Government shutdown: How to avoid the fire next time
    As The Times' editorial board noted Thursday, the Senate deal that reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling didn't resolve the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over fiscal policy, the 2010 healthcare law or other major issues. It...