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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • The rising cost of veterans' healthcare and benefits

    The rising cost of veterans' healthcare and benefits
    The House and Senate are expected to vote this week to approve a $17-billion plan to reduce the long lines for care in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system. It would allocate $10 billion for veterans who live at least 40 miles from a VA...
  • In Theory: What would you say to veterans who are dealing with guilt?

    Q: What might you say to someone who served in the armed forces — perhaps even decades ago — and who carries guilt over having killed others in a time of war? War is one of the unpleasant, unavoidable necessities of life in the world as it...
  • Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

    Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans
    In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark. Kay's ride was one that much of America shared vicariously. When Dennis Hopper's seminal biker movie "Easy Rider" hit theaters, it sported Steppenwolf's hit "Born to Be Wild" on the...
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn?

    WASHINGTON -- For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Party has chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose...
  • Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

    NEW YORK (JTA) — When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones' tortured 1969 track "Gimme Shelter" popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a...
  • Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman

    Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman
    Frederick J. "Jack" Beste, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from pneumonia. He was 88. The son of Frederick J. Beste Sr., a cemetery director, and Evelyn Bevans Beste, a homemaker,...
  • Warner Bros. Teaming with 'Divergent' Producers on Vietnam Tale 'Honorable Exit' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. and Red Wagon Entertainment are teaming on the movie project "Honorable Exit" about the 1975 secret evacuation of Saigon during the last 60 days of the Vietnam War. The project, based on the yet-to-be-published book by Thurston Clarke,...
  • Texan upgraded domestic service

    Texan upgraded domestic service
    Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger

    Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger
    Grammy-winning conductor and arranger Johnny Mann, whose singing group was a staple of recordings and TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday at his home in Anderson, S.C. He was 85. Mann had been treated for heart problems in recent years,...
  • Charlie Haden dies at 76; Grammy-winning bassist pushed boundaries of jazz

    Charlie Haden dies at 76; Grammy-winning bassist pushed boundaries of jazz
    Charlie Haden, a Grammy-winning bassist who came to the attention of the jazz world in the 1950s with the revolutionary Ornette Coleman Quartet and pushed against the genre's boundaries for more than five decades, died Friday in Los Angeles after a long...