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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...

    Manes: Soldier, musician, railcar maker keeps on going

    Manes: Soldier, musician, railcar maker keeps on going
    "I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, 'How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult.' I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going." — Benny Goodman Ed Pakan...

    Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...

    How World War II figures in a new fight over Greek debt

    BERLIN Last week in the Greek village of Nafpolio, Germans Ludwig Zaccaro and Nina Lange handed 875 euro, about $940 at the current rate, to the local mayor. The money, which the mayor said would be given to a local charity, was what the couple figured...