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  • Veterans' OASIS: A Refuge And A Resource For Vets On Campus

    Veterans' OASIS: A Refuge And A Resource For Vets On Campus
    FARMINGTON — When Michael McMinn got out of the Marine Corps after four years and two deployments, he wanted nothing to do with the military. Two friends from his platoon had committed suicide, and the military seemed like too much of a reminder....
  • Taiwan rebuffs Chinese leader's new pitch for unification

    Taiwan rebuffs Chinese leader's new pitch for unification
    Taiwan has sharply rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping’s suggestion that the two sides end more than six decades of hostile separation by adopting a “one country, two systems” model like the one employed to achieve the return of the...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power...
  • Black troops proved their mettle in brutal Civil War battle

    When the troops of Brig. Gen. Charles Paine's Third Division crossed the James River at Deep Bottom on Sept. 29, 1864, they were not the first Union men to face the formidable Confederate defenses at New Market Heights near Richmond. Twice before, the...
  • Modern Technology Breathing New Life Into Historic East Hartford Cemetery

    Modern Technology Breathing New Life Into Historic East Hartford Cemetery
    EAST HARTFORD — The Friends of Center Cemetery was about to revamp its 20-year-old walking tour booklet when it occurred to Ray Tubbs, the group's president, that the printed word might have a foot in the grave. People don't want printed guides...
  • Proposed Annapolis development could have Civil War past

    Proposed Annapolis development could have Civil War past
    To many, Annapolis is a Colonial town, with its 1700s architecture and its links to four signers of the Declaration of Independence. But the state's capital also played an important role in the Civil War — a history that may coincide with a...
  • TV Review: 'Star Wars Rebels'

    Perhaps the "Star Wars" franchise's worst-kept secret during the second-trilogy era is that its best screen depictions have come via TV animation. Inaugurating the Disney-synergy juggernaut before director J.J. Abrams can get there, "Star Wars Rebels"...
  • Secret Service's encroachment on public spaces

    Secret Service's encroachment on public spaces
    Under no circumstances should the Secret Service be allowed to encroach further on the public space of Washington. Ill-considered, unnecessary and undemocratic security measures already have stolen from the American people the West Terrace of the...
  • How ISIS came to be and why it must be stopped

    How ISIS came to be and why it must be stopped
    On Sept. 11, 2001 Islamic fundamentalism became a permanent and unwanted fixture in our lives. We thought with the death of Osama bin Laden and our military withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, we would return to the way things were on Sept. 10, 2001....
  • U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq

    U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq
    The United States and Arab partners conducted eight airstrikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Sunday and Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said. But no...