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American Legion Post 135 honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

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That's down to less than one-half of a percent today, guaranteeing more Americans aren't personally acquainted with a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. News accounts of homeless veterans, seemingly abandoned by the government they served, fill the airways, and horrific stories of veterans neglected by the VA system shock us all, not just because they are veterans, but we can't imagine treating any human being with such callousness. Read More »

Chicago area Memorial Day ceremonies honor the fallen

The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. Over time, the holiday long known as "Decoration Day" was expanded to honor the dead from all American wars. The veteran's service organization's aging membership has the group working hard to recruit younger veterans. The passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 by Congress made it an official holiday. Read More »

Trump shames North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on defense spending as unity tested

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The statement added: "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security". The US side meanwhile "expressed concern that jobs in the US would be lost because of Brexit ", an European Union source said. The UK Government has expressed its anger after USA newspaper New York Times published photos showing the scene of the Manchester Arena attack that left 22 dead and several others injured. Read More »

Fallen service members in Hawaii honored on this Memorial Day

Governor Steve Bullock also issued a statement Monday in honor of Memorial Day. One example is Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. "Every one of them was mourned at that time and are still remembered today by family, who surely felt the greatest anguish, by friends like us who wept as well, and by their fellow soldiers or Marines, sailors, airmen or Coasties who didn't know them, but were linked by the demands of selfless service and by duties served", he said. Read More »

Trump labels Kushner reports 'fake news'

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The US leader visited Arlington National Cemetery to mark Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the nation's war dead, but had to quickly pivot his attention to the Russian Federation scandal after returning to Washington late Saturday from his first global trip since taking office. Read More »

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed

According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state on February 1. A Washington Post report during the campaign detailed how Trump the businessman was often the source of his own leaks, posing as spokesman "John Miller" or "John Barron" to tell reporters positive stories about himself or to float dating rumors. Read More »

CrossFit athletes work up a sweat to memorialize Navy SEAL

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The athletic organization hosted the exercise to honor the late U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who was killed during active duty in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. The Murph Challenge begins with a 1-mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air-squats and another 1-mile run. "Today we remember and honor you", he continued in the caption next to the post. Read More »

Yoenis Cespedes Suffers Quad Soreness, Return Delayed

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Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are both slated for a return to the Mets rotation, but not before making at least one additional minor league start apiece. Minus All-Star closer Jeurys Familia for much of the season, the Mets had converted only 10 of 19 save opportunities. Familia underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his right arm earlier this month, and is scheduled to meet with Dr. Read More »

Woodbury's Memorial Day service honors the fallen

In his holiday message, Ricketts calls the Memorial Day weekend a time for Nebraskans to "honor those fearless men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberties and freedoms we hold dear". "As we honor the fallen heroes of the past, let us acknowledge the heroes of today", Mann said. Even though it's not finished, people from all over spent their Memorial Day morning honoring a local veterans memorial. Read More »

Words you'll hear: Memorial Day dos and don'ts

Really has lost sight of what these days of post to mean. Gen. John A. Logan , commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union veterans' group, in May 1868 decreed that May 30 should be Decoration Day - a nationwide day of remembrance for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the Civil War. Read More »

Donald Trump denounces Manchester attack perpetrator as 'evil loser'

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Trump must contend with well-entrenched anti-Israel bureaucrats at the State Department who will try to use their positions to make moving the embassy hard". Donald Trump understands marketing. The Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty signed in 1994 was also the culmination of decades of secret bilateral contacts. Read More »

Tiger Woods arrested for DUI; blames medications

He was booked into a local jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's online records. The same witness also said Woods had been prescribed two drugs, the sleep aid Ambien and the painkiller Vicodin. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter Adviser, Dead at 89

After President Carter lost to Ronald Regan in 1981, Mr Brzezinski turned to other things, including becoming a consultant on worldwide affairs and a senior adviser for the Georgetown Center for Strategic and global Studies in Washington . Read More »

Bay Area Events to Honor US Military Members

More than 24,000 flags were planted across the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter for Memorial Day. There will also be a smaller event taking place before at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Afterward, he visited a section of the cemetery where military members killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Congressman Kilili said the nation's fallen heroes should always be remembered and not just on Memorial Day. Read More »

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show

American pop singer Ariana Grande told fans she plans to return to Manchester where her sell-out concert Monday ended with Britain's worst terrorist act for 12 years. But she added defiantly: "We will not quit or operate in fear". "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before". Read More »

Memorial Day Ceremony at Carolina Memorial Park honors the fallen

New Hampshire officials are attending a service at the State Veterans Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. This years' Memorial Day address was delivered by Dr. About 175 people of all ages packed the chapel, with another 175 seated outside the room listening on speakers. "Only when we remember our past do we lay the foundation for a stronger future", Sandoval said in closing. Read More »

Schiff: 'There Ought To Be A Review' Of Kushner's Security Clearance

Asked if such communications were a big deal, Kelly said: "any time you have channels of communication with a country, particularly one like Russian Federation, I wouldn't criticize it". "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies", Trump tweeted. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversations from?" "#FakeNews is the enemy!" Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on ... Read More »

Mom praises men killed defending daughter in Portland attack

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On Monday, Trump condemned the killing of the two men who came to the womens' defense. Macy was on the Portland light rail when Christian barged onto a auto Friday night, she said. Police say man stabbed, killed 2 ppl on MAX after bullying Muslim women. "I've talked to most of his co-workers today, and several of them said it's just like Rick to step in and help somebody out". Read More »

Hundreds Line the Sidewalks for Endicott's Annual Memorial Day Parade

Signs of freedom and sacrifice were present in hundreds of American flags posted throughout downtown Columbus. It was a time to come together, no matter our backgrounds, and remember what unites us and what keeps us free as a nation. Encouraging some vets, to live life to the fullest, "Trying to live to the best that I can for them, and I just hope I've lived up to it for them", said Busey. Read More »

Republican Lawmaker Calls for Colleagues' Lynchings After Removal of Confederate Monuments

Oliver also said in the post that he will do everything in his power to prevent this from happening in his state, but it's unclear if he's taken steps to protect any of Mississippi's monuments . Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson says the apology is not enough and Oliver should step down. "I am very sorry", he wrote. Republicans and Democrats in MS issued statements condemning Oliver, with Republican Governor Phil Bryant saying his "language is unacceptable and has no ... Read More »

Investigators probe California water slide that injured boy

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The boy took the plunge and flew out of the chute landing on wet concrete and suffered injury, but was able to walk away. The Emerald Plunge has been closed indefinitely. Video shows the boy hydroplaning with the arch of his back sliding long the rim of the ride known as the Emerald Plunge . The boy was thrown out of the slide mid-way and landed on the concrete. Read More »

'Remember their courage'... Groups, veterans gather for Killeen Memorial Day ceremony

But it's hard, especially on Memorial Day where we actually honor those who have passed on. "We all was there, and the ones that come home were lucky, and the ones that didn't come home, we honor them". "It is a focal point, it's on the main street of town and also by the Lincoln Highway, so anybody coming through can see it, and visualize it, and see the support that we do show our veterans", said John Grothouse, president of the Delphos Veterans Council. Read More »

Thunderstorms leave behind damaged homes, power outages in Iowa

It destroyed 50 to 60 trailer homes and injured 25 people, 17 of whom were taken to hospitals. Later in the evening, Fitzgerald confirmed the one person killed was a male and that authorities believe he was found in his residence. The NWS expects thunderstorms on Wednesday for the Lower Mississippi Valley and parts of the Upper Midwest. Emergency management officials in Grant County reported a gust that hit 68 miles per hour in Cuba City, and wind felled tree branches in the Hazel Green ... Read More »

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

They were people who understood that what we have in our country is worth fighting for. Trump honored Robert Kelly , son of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly , who was killed in a roadside bomb blast in 2010 during a foot patrol in Afghanistan . Read More »

Montana Special Election By the Numbers

Gianforte also specifically apologized to Ben Jacobs , the reporter from The Guardian whom he attacked. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday after he allegedly slammed Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for the US edition of The Guardian newspaper. Read More »

UFC fighter caps off win by proposing to girlfriend

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You know, I would love to fight him after this fight, because he's been talking a lot of s-- anyways, like he's the s--. "I don't know if you saw this, but I told the (referee) "of course I'll come back to fight, but I need a time to, I don't know, rub my eyes, wait to recover". Read More »

Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland

Police say they have identified and been in contact with the two women, whose identities were not released. A fundraising campaign to help the families of the two men killed has raised over $400,000 (US$344,921). The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the stabbing. Christian was being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a weapon. Read More »

Macron's white-knuckle handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

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Emmanuel Macron , French President has hinted that he was ready for the extended handshake he had with Donald Trump before the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Italy. 'I don't miss a thing, that's how you get respect, ' the 39-year-old told The Associated Press . His aggressive grab-and-yank handshakes with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , to name only a few, have spurred intense scrutiny both in the news and on social media. Read More »

We must remember true meaning of Memorial Day

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In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson and congress declared Waterloo, New York as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance to take place later that month. Read More »

Europe can no longer rely on US, Britain: Angela Merkel

Steffen Seibert , Merkel's spokesman, addressed the comments at a Monday news conference in Berlin . German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said that Europe should take its fate in its own hands , suggesting that it cannot rely on the United States anymore after. Read More »

What's Left As Clock Ticks Down To End Texas Legislative Session?

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During a special session, the governor picks the topics to be addressed and he can call lawmakers back as many times, for as many special sessions as he would like, until the Legislature produces what he wants. Fourteen big business CEO's, including the heads of Apple, Microsoft Corp., Facebook, IBM, Amazon and Dell Technologies, sent Abbott a letter concerning Texas' "bathroom bill" proposal that targets transgender people. Read More »

Showers and Thunderstorms Today, A Chance of Rain All Week

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Humidity is moderate with dew points in the low 60s. Some of the storms may become severe with gusty winds and heavy rain. A mix of clouds and sunshine. Satellite forecast shows clouds hang around but some breaks are possible later in the day. Tomorrow night: A few showers and storms could linger through the evening hours. Read More »