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  • U.S. concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya

    U.S. concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya
    Fighters for the Islamic State militant group have been training in remote areas of Libya, heightening the Obama administration’s concern about a country that U.S. officials have largely ignored since its 2011 revolution. Training camps with...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

    Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home
    A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...
  • Why it's called Sheridan Road -- or how the general saved Chicago

    Why it's called Sheridan Road -- or how the general saved Chicago
    To Chicagoans scrambling to catch a bus at Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road, the statue of a man on a horse probably fades into the urban blur of their daily commute. The busy corner doesn't lend itself to pondering questions at the intersection of art...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: Viewing Ferguson and Staten Island in historical context of race

    Arthur H. Garrison: Viewing Ferguson and Staten Island in historical context of race
    Policing is a reflection of a larger American historical context. One explanation of that reflection is the history of race. Consider the following. In August 1619, African slaves arrived in Jamestown, Va. Within two decades Virginia law only allowed...
  • Sports Roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball captures Pasadena Poly title

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 65, Holy Martyrs 43: Led by tournament most valuable player Jenna Tran’s 14 points, the Tologs won the Pasadena Poly Tournament championship Saturday evening. The Tologs (5-3) also received...
  • Principal: Martial law needed to deal with violence after death of boy, 15

    Principal: Martial law needed to deal with violence after death of boy, 15
    A 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot during an attempted robbery Saturday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood was walking with his twin brother and was only days away from his birthday, according to his school principal. The boy, Demario Bailey,...
  • Thou shalt not mess with the monument

    Thou shalt not mess with the monument
    The War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, opened in 1950, was meant to honor the men and women who served in the nation's wars. A large compass on the lobby floor points to 20 battle arenas of World War II. A bronze plaque lists the names of local...
  • New England's Flirtation With Independence

    New England's Flirtation With Independence
    On Dec. 15, 1814 — 200 years ago — the Hartford Convention began a three-week debate about the relationship between the then 18 states and the federal government. The meeting was held in secret by New England members of the Federalist Party...
  • War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'

    War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'
    THE STORY SO FAR: Schuylkill County native Carl A. Schroeter, a son of German immigrants, is on a cold march after being taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been rifle-smacked to the ground by a murderous German guard after trying to...