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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction
    — After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday. The work is to take place aboard a container ship...
  • Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I

    Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I
    It was the Great War, the First World War, the "war to end all wars," and it began 100 years ago. "Great" it was, indeed, if measured in sheer size. More than 70 million soldiers fought in it, 10 million died in it, as did 7 million civilians. Lines on...
  • Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House

    The theater is dark and cool on a sweltering recent afternoon, the colored wigs, stepladders and old furniture in the aisles remnants of a just-ended community play. Handbills in a glass case recall a 1905 musical. The ceiling is antique tin. The...
  • July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops

    July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops
    Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed. They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
  • Three siblings mark birthday milestones together

    Three siblings mark birthday milestones together
    Reaching the century mark is unquestionably a special milestone. And no one would turn their nose up at turning 90 years old — or 80, for that matter. But when one family has three siblings whose odometers are all hitting zeros the same year?...
  • Connecticut's Iron Corner

    Connecticut's Iron Corner
    I was still tying my shoes at State Line Car Wash this morning when two guys from Lakeville pulled up in separate cars. Rick DelPrete, retired history teacher and athletic director from the Hotchkiss School, was on hand to show me the remains of the...
  • The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq

     The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq
    "This moment requires statesmanship." That was Secretary of State John F. Kerry — a man not known for irony — in a meeting in late June with Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Appealing to Barzani's nonexistent...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team begins destroying Syrian chemicals

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team begins destroying Syrian chemicals
    A team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun to neutralize chemicals from Syria's weapons stocks, the Pentagon said Monday. The work is taking place aboard the container ship MV Cape Ray under heavy security at an...
  • Dangers Around Every Corner When Walking Route 44

    Dangers Around Every Corner When Walking Route 44
    It's one thing to plan a 106-mile trek across the state, thinking about all the great people and places along the way, and quite another to hit the road on foot.  Oh, I'm still eager to see what's around the next bend and to squeeze as much as...
  • New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop

    New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop
    Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up. Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...
  • Sexts from Warren Harding

    Sexts from Warren Harding
    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...