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  • Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'

    Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'
    Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
  • Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese

     Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese
    Pilot Ernie Brace, who was a prisoner in Laos and North Vietnam for seven years — longer than any other American civilian during the Vietnam War — was held mostly in solitary confinement, sometimes in stocks or chains. But in a prison near...
  • Four parties vying to open grocery store in Southeast Community in Newport News

    Four parties vying to open grocery store in Southeast Community in Newport News
    The city has received formal letters from four different parties who are interested in opening a grocery store in the Southeast Community, City Manager Jim Bourey said at a recent City Council meeting. The council met in closed session earlier this week...
  • Four political dramas that play around with form

    Four political dramas that play around with form
    The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness. A false dichotomy between aesthetics...
  • Dec. 13 Letters: Campus assaults, CIA report

    Safe on campus? I am glad to see the Daily Press giving long overdue attention to how on-campus sexual assaults and related offenses are handled by various Virginia colleges and universities. Your Oct. 19 article, "Hampton Roads college safety advocates...
  • CIA torturers served their country poorly

    CIA torturers served their country poorly
    To the editor: As a former prisoner of war, I found that an important psychological defense against bad treatment at the hands of a captor (North Korea, in my case) was to hold the captor in contempt as morally and culturally inferior to Americans and...
  • Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State

    Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists that are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • 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...
  • 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...