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  • Hampton Roads swooned over 1824 visit by Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette

    No foreigner was more beloved by the citizens of the early United States than the Marquis de Lafayette, the young French nobleman who won their hearts with his bravery and sacrifice during the Revolution, then stoked that affection still more with his...
  • Reader feedback October 25: Military bases plan for climate change, homecoming hopes for Poquoson student, Newsome Park apartment complex sold

    Military bases plan for flooding, climate change Last week, the Department of Defense released a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which recognized Hampton Roads as the largest concentration of U.S. military sites in the world and an area that is...
  • Steadily Losing Iraq To The Islamic State

    Steadily Losing Iraq To The Islamic State
    Jalal al-Gaood, one of the tribal leaders the U.S. has been cultivating in hopes of rolling back extremists in Iraq, grimly describes how his hometown in Anbar province was forced to surrender this week to fighters from the Islamic State. The extremists...
  • Panthers' Gudbranson upset about violence in hometown Ottawa

    Panthers' Gudbranson upset about violence in hometown Ottawa
    Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who was born and raised in Ottawa, was shaken by Wednesday's murder of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down while at his post by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The same...
  • Ottawa shooter had sought Libyan passport, embassy official says

    Ottawa shooter had sought Libyan passport, embassy official says
    The man suspected of shooting dead a Canadian soldier on Wednesday had sought a Libyan passport in recent days but had been unsuccessful, an official at the Libyan embassy in Ottawa said on Friday. "Even if your father was born in Libya, there are...
  • Saturday's matchup: Ole Miss at LSU

    TV: 6:15 p.m. Saturday; ESPN. Line: Ole Miss by 31/2. Records: Ole Miss 7-0, 4-0 SEC; LSU 6-2, 2-2. Last meeting: Ole Miss won 27-24 on Oct. 19, 2013, in Oxford, Miss. On the offensive: Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace is the SEC's Jay Cutler — a...
  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

    OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown...
  • The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

    The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul
    Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad. The senator's peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian...
  • Pentagon official upbeat on streamlining U.S. military acquisitions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon and Congress have better-than-ever odds of reaching agreement on how to streamline myriad overlapping laws that slow the process for buying military equipment and services, a top Defense Department official said. "I am...
  • Syria's other war: Rebels plead for US military help as Assad forces close on Aleppo

    ISTANBUL Rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad called Friday for help from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, saying the Syrian military is close to encircling the city of Aleppo and cutting off rebel supply routes to Turkey. In a...
  • Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

    ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. The violence prompted...