• Veterans, non-veterans alike remember Memorial Day
Veterans, non-veterans alike remember Memorial Day

Today they continue their tradition of honoring those men and women on Memorial Day. VFW Post 5242 and the American Legion Post 89 in Pella remembered fallen veterans with a special ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Pella Memorial Building.

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  • Trump considering a White House staff overhaul
Trump considering a White House staff overhaul

Questions continue about allegations that his campaign and associates had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House. "He needs to answer for what was happening at the time", Booker said. Kelly rejected the idea that such a back channel of communication with Russian officials would be damaging to USA security interests. T...

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  • Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'
Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

It comes amid a wider debate in the US about the First Amendment, often in liberal cities like Portland and Berkeley, California, and on college campuses, where violent protests between far-right and far-left protesters have derailed appearances by contentious figures.

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  • A solemn Memorial Day remembrance
A solemn Memorial Day remembrance

In the 1880s, people began to refer to it as Memorial Day, and over time (particularly after World War I) that became the adopted standard. She now lies in Byron Cemetery next to my grandfather, who served in World War I. How many children would they have had? The American Legion Post 128 in Stanardsville hosted the fifth annual Memorial Day Walk...

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  • All Access Will Be Closed Monday For Memorial Day
All Access Will Be Closed Monday For Memorial Day

These numbers do not reflect some of the early Indian wars, or other conflicts such as the Philipine-American War, the U.S. Occupation of Nicaragua, Boxer Rebellion, occupation of Haiti, the Lebanon Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis (20 died), Beirut Deployment and Invasion of Grenada, to name a few of the many.

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  • Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland
Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland

The attack came on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Muslims. According to the witness who recorded the video , shortly before he boarded the MAX train apparently someone had pepper-sprayed the OR man after he had hit the woman in the face.

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  • Politicians Who Destroy Confederate Symbols 'Should Be Lynched,' a Mississippi Lawmaker Says
Politicians Who Destroy Confederate Symbols 'Should Be Lynched,' a Mississippi Lawmaker Says

If Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver has his way, though, that will never happen in the Magnolia State. A MS lawmaker has apologized after proposing death by lynching for those pushing to remove monuments of Confederate generals.

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  • American Legion hosts Memorial Day Program in honor of fallen veterans
American Legion hosts Memorial Day Program in honor of fallen veterans

Agawam residents gathered together at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute to these fallen heroes. How many children would they have had? "Unfortunately", Williams recalled, "I had a engineer off the cover boat that died in my arms".

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  • Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM
Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

On Monday , AFP also quoted Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel as saying that Trump's actions had "weakened" the West . " The West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker ". "Those who do not oppose this USA policy are guilty". "Those who have accompanied Chancellor Merkel journalistically for a long time know how importa...

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  • Trump tweets thanks to US service members
Trump tweets thanks to US service members

To all Gold Star families , Trump said of their lost service members: "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own handsome dreams". Bob Dole, who sat in the audience at today's ceremony, thanking him for his service in World War II.

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  • Veterans remembered at New Bern National Cemetery
Veterans remembered at New Bern National Cemetery

At Memorial Day ceremonies in Tampa Bay area and around the country , Americans paid tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country . And in turn, the veterans feel the support. "We have some veterans out here - you can see them". "My father in law was a World War II vet in Korea and they deserve it".

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  • 1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision
1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision

Firefighters work the site of the damage after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wis., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A mobile home is a particularly unsafe place to be during a tornado, according to the National Weather Service. A mobile home is a particularly risky place to be during a tornado, accor...

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  • Iowa shuts out top-seeded Nebraska 2-0 at Big Ten tourney
Iowa shuts out top-seeded Nebraska 2-0 at Big Ten tourney

Saturday. Ryan Hill suffered the loss, allowing one run on two hits over two innings. "At this point in the year, that's all you can do". Arguably the top three favorites in the tournament field - Nebraska, Michigan, and in - are gone before the weekend.

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  • Anthony Weiner pleads guilty: 'I have a sickness'
Anthony Weiner pleads guilty: 'I have a sickness'

Federal authorities have been investigating the former NY representative over allegations he sent lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl between January and March last year . That bid was ruined when news broke that Weiner , using the alias " Carlos Danger ", had sent explicit pictures to an IN woman. "I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistrea...

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  • US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

South Korea's Yonhap News notes that Moon has promised to increase South Korea's defense budget from the current 2.4 percent of GDP to 3 percent. Haley was asked about comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Monday who called North Korea's nuclear and missile tests "unacceptable" but also said the United States should stop i...

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  • Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media lies
Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media lies

Meanwhile, Mr Trump's National Security Advisor HR McMaster said , generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication with a number of countries". Schiff said he regretted that McMaster had done so as well, saying he believed the White House "used" the solid reputations of people like him to back up dubious actions.

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  • North Korea says ballistic missile test successful
North Korea says ballistic missile test successful

North Korea's state-controlled media had no immediate comment on Monday's test, but released a statement, without mentioning the launch, that accused Seoul and Washington of "aggravating the situation" on the Korean Peninsula by conducting joint military drills and other "reckless acts".

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  • Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89
Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Mr Brzezinski served in President Carter's administration from 1977 to 1981. But the Carter years were also defined by the Iranian hostage crisis, which came to symbolise the administration's failures and frustrations. Brzezinski "graded" the foreign policies of the three presidents that followed Reagan, telling NPR that he would give George H....

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  • Boy is Launched Off Slide at Newly Opened Dublin Water Park
Boy is Launched Off Slide at Newly Opened Dublin Water Park

The slide - dubbed " Emerald Plunge " through a naming contest - remains closed after the incident as the slide is inspected. As the paper reports , park management insisted that the ride, manufactured by WhiteWater West Industries, been tested "scores of times" prior to the grand opening.

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  • Memorial Day Services Across the Nation and Here at Home
Memorial Day Services Across the Nation and Here at Home

Memorial Day, with its spot on the calendar in late May, serves as the unofficial start to summer in the United States, but the American holiday is not meant as an excuse to spend an extra weekend day hosting backyard barbecues. "But, of course, Memorial Day is all about those who died", she said. Along the traditional route, we will [pay] our ...

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  • 3 new names added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall
3 new names added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in all US wars. "I don't need to be thanked for my service", he said. And while people mean well when they thank a veteran for their service, Visconti said there are other ways to show appreciation. He said he encourages those who want to say supportive words t...

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  • Trump hails those fallen in battle and their families at Arlington
Trump hails those fallen in battle and their families at Arlington

Trump said. He told the stories of two soldiers who died in Afghanistan , Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard. The president said while "we can never replace" or repay fallen service members, "we can always remember". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quoted Robert L.

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  • Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties
Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

He said German-U.S. relations "are a strong pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue working to strengthen these relations". Germany's foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, on Monday criticised US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests.

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  • Gov. Abbott Promises Special Session Announcement 'Later This Week'
Gov. Abbott Promises Special Session Announcement 'Later This Week'

Lawmakers still have not come to an agreement on property taxes and a "bathroom bill" that would regulate which restroom transgender Texans can use. As Abbott was making his comments about a special session, lawmakers and advocacy groups were calling on him to add tax reform, the bathroom bill and the restoration of budget cuts for disabled child...

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  • Suspect in mass shooting confesses
Suspect in mass shooting confesses

It don't seem like it's real", Mitchell said shortly after the arrest of Godbolt, his stepson-in-law. A MS sheriff's deputy who was among eight people slain in a shooting rampage is being remembered by his boss as "a great guy". The Latest in a shooting in MS that left eight people dead (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Authorities plan to charge the ...

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  • Montana Republican Who Roughed Up Reporter Wins House Seat
Montana Republican Who Roughed Up Reporter Wins House Seat

Gianforte could be heard on an audio tape yelling at the reporter, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian . With that context, is it really surprising that Gianforte ended up winning Montana's special election anyway? Most of the Montana voters had already made their pick via early voting, with more than 250,000 vote-by-mail ballots being cast a day...

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  • Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies
Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

The 1970s brought more highly publicised turmoil: Allman was compelled to testify in a drug case against a former road manager for the band and his marriage to the actress and singer Cher was short-lived even by show business standards.

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  • Formula One Button blames visibility after return ends in crash
Formula One Button blames visibility after return ends in crash

The incident ended both drivers' races and was subject to an investigation by the stewards that concluded Button was to blame. Both Wehrlein and Button had endured a hard Grand Prix in the principality up to that point.Employing a strategy that relied on an early safety vehicle period, both drivers pitted at the end of lap 1 to make the switch on...

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  • Allies not paying for defence, says Donald Trump
Allies not paying for defence, says Donald Trump

Some called it a success that the meeting took place at all. " NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations". May said in a statement . Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said meanwhile she would raise directly with Trump the issue of leaks from a probe into the Manchester terror attack that hav...

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  • SC man who kept woman chained up pleads guilty to killing 7
SC man who kept woman chained up pleads guilty to killing 7

Authorities confirmed the former realtor confessed to killing at least seven people since 2003. As a teen in Arizona, Kohlhepp was living with his biological father, William Sampsell, when Kohlhepp lured his 14-year-old neighbor away from home and raped her at gunpoint, according to police records .

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  • Macron says he was ready to out-Trump Trump in Brussels handshake
Macron says he was ready to out-Trump Trump in Brussels handshake

The Associated Press confirmed Macron's remarks to the paper Le Journal du Dimanche . Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron's news-making handshake. Macron's comments seem to confirm suspicions raised by social media users, media and body experts alike: that the exchange was more of a battle of the wills than a friendly handshake.

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  • Manchester terror attack: Intelligence leak 'deeply troubling', says US President Donald Trump
Manchester terror attack: Intelligence leak 'deeply troubling', says US President Donald Trump

Trump has yet to fully respond to the news regarding British intelligence. The New York Times has defended the publication of leaked photographs appearing to show the bomb used in the Manchester terror attack and said the decision was "responsible".

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  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Benton County Veterans Memorial Day program , 2 p.m., National Guard Armory, 1100 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis. "We want to recognize all those who lost their lives that way", Eaton said. Today, we are again a divided nation. "People who are fighting the war now are such a small, small percentage of the population", Murray said. Almost 7,000 men a...

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  • Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing
Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Mike Rogers of MI, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. -Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, interviewed several candidates for the interim position last week, including Lee. What it is, however, is the pres...

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  • Trump sides with French victor, at least now
Trump sides with French victor, at least now

But a French official is quoting Trump as telling the victor, President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN'), that he favored him all along. 'It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France , who ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory, ' he said. French sources said the two presidents would meet ...

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