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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • A growing divide over official-English laws

    WASHINGTON A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language or don't speak it at all is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different...
  • Richard Attenborough dies: 6 of the actor-director's memorable movies

    For many moviegoers, Richard Attenborough will be best remembered as an avuncular, white-bearded presence in films such as "Jurassic Park" and "Miracle on 34th Street." But the late British actor and director, who died Sunday at age 90, had a long and...
  • Solved mystery of Herrin Massacre yields remembrance, reconciliation

     Solved mystery of Herrin Massacre yields remembrance, reconciliation
    Caked in mud, Steven Di Naso and Grant Woods crouched in the cemetery trench they were clearing with trowels and gloved hands. They were searching for evidence of bodies — many from Chicago — that had been deliberately forgotten after one of...
  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Adventures in history [Commentary]

    Adventures in history [Commentary]
    Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer. While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...
  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team completes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team completes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons
    A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Navy Capt. Rich...
  • L.A. commercial property landlord Evoq is sold for $357.4 million

    Los Angeles commercial property landlord Evoq Properties Inc. has agreed to be sold for $357.4 million to a group of investors led by Atlas Capital Group of New York. Evoq owns several downtown Los Angeles properties including vacant land ripe for...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array...
  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • Ed Klein's 'Blood Feud' pits the Obamas against the Clintons

    "THE PURPOSE of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -- Ayn Rand TWO PEOPLE I love a lot, the philanthropists Jeanne and Herb Siegel, tossed a grand party of literary bookish types at the Four Seasons the...