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  • Nicholas Oresko dies at 96; Medal of Honor recipient

    Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday. The World War II veteran was 96 and had been the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor...
  • Presidential turkey pardon far from a storied tradition

    Presidential turkey pardon far from a storied tradition
    WASHINGTON – Forget what you think you know about the presidential turkey pardoning. When President Obama steps into the Rose Garden on Wednesday afternoon with the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey, he won’t be following the likes of...
  • PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton

    PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton
    Karin Higa Expert in Asian American art Karin Higa, 47, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her home in L.A., said Russell...
  • Cpl. Rudy Hernandez dies at 82; Medal of Honor recipient

    Cpl. Rudy Hernandez dies at 82; Medal of Honor recipient
    Cpl. Rudy Hernandez, a son of California migrant workers who fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1952, died Saturday at Womack Army Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.. He was 82 and had been diagnosed recently with cancer...
  • Mark Russell

    President Obama went to a little town in Kansas and held a political event, which we'll call "Occupy Osawatomie." Why Osawatomie? Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech there in 1910 and President Obama likes to identify with Teddy when he is not...
  • Obama reelection the result of increasingly diverse electorate

    PARIS -- Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama's reelection victory was its social and class character. The president was reelected by a majority of American minorities. He won 93 percent of the African-American vote, which is hardly surprising,...
  • Teen shot riding bike on North Side street

    Teen shot riding bike on North Side street
    A teenager riding a bike was injured when someone jumped out of a car in the Uptown neighborhood near Harry S. Truman College and shot him, police said. Police were called to the scene in the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue about 7:15 p.m. and found...
  • Tell it to the Marines

    Dear Ex-Marine, It was wholly a pleasure to be told again that there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former Marine -- because once a Marine, always a Marine. The same principle applies to judges, physicians and military officers. Semper Fi and all...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • Chasing the White House Cezannes

    Chasing the White House Cezannes
    Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour. The mansion's $1....
  • Hang-ups in Cezanne paintings' intended path to the White House

    Hang-ups in Cezanne paintings' intended path to the White House
    When Charles A. Loeser died in 1928, he was 64, nearly a decade older than the average American was expected to live. He had led a comfortable life of privilege, spent abroad in Italy. Loeser was prepared for the inevitable. Two years earlier, he...
  • California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'

    California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'
    Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists. This isn't just the latest...