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Harry S. Truman

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  • Pardon me! A tradition continues

     
     Apple the National Thanksgiving Turkey, left, is a fine specimen of the species, deemed worthy of presidential pardon by President Barack Obama and National Turkey Federation Chairman Yubert Envia during the annual ceremony Wednesday in the Rose Garden....
  • Presidents Day Weekend activities headed to Key West

     
    Here's an idea for celebrating Presidents Day: Descendants of four United States presidents will share insights about living in the “presidential fishbowl” during a presentation at Key West's Harry S. Truman Little White House, Florida'...
  • John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration in Pictures

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Jan. 20, 1961: Here is the story of President Kennedy’s inaugural as told through photos from The Times archives. Above, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy shortly after the inauguration. Keep...
  • State of the Union addresses: So many words for so little action; Tonight, Barack Obama tries again

     
    Obama aides claim he'll not provide the traditional laundry lists of goals but a broader overview....
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did the Governor of Colorado lose Pikes Peak in a football bet?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: The Governor of Colorado lost Pikes Peak to Texas in a football bet. Bets between politicians are a common tradition in the world of professional sports. Just this past year, before the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series......
  • Grayslake North student goes to national competition with project on nuclear bombs

     
    On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States became the first country to use nuclear weaponry when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. President …...
  • PIX Special Report: Emotional Homecoming For Hometown Heroes

    PIX Special Report: Emotional Homecoming For Hometown Heroes
    Christmas arrived five days early for 7,000 sailors and their families. This is the day they came home from war. The USS Harry S. Truman and four support ships dropped anchor at Naval Station Norfolk, ending a seven month deployment in the Persian Group...
  • New Documentary Pays Tribute to Unparalleled Courage

    New Documentary Pays Tribute to Unparalleled Courage
    They hold the distinction of being "the most decorated unit of its size & time-of-battle in U.S. military history." And now a new documentary about 'The Fighting 442' traces a history of unparalleled courage. "I turned him over, and the blood just...
  • Commentary: Is America becoming a house divided against itself?

    Commentary: Is America becoming a house divided against itself?
    When trouble strikes in our personal lives and we are searching for a source, it usually makes sense to take a look in a familiar place -- the mirror. And so it should be in our troubled politics today. Many of us are deeply angry at politicians in...
  • Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall

    Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall
    The Forgotten Founding Father Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95 Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...
  • With so much to do, it's good that time moves slowly in Key West

    With so much to do, it's good that time moves slowly in Key West
    Time somehow moves more slowly in Key West. It all starts with the final approach. Heading south from the congested traffic and urban sprawl of Miami, the speed limit is a leisurely 45 mph on U.S. Highway 1 from Florida City, where mainland Florida...
  • PRE-FLAG DAY

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at AAA Flag & Banner Manufacturing, which is a company celebrating it 40th anniversary. AAA FLAG & BANNER has grown from a one-man operation to one of the nation's leading manufacturers of corporate and special event...