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Harry S. Truman

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  • Mariners students keep aiding military members

    Students at Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa are continuing fundraising efforts to help members of the military deployed a half a world away feel a little closer to home. In celebration of Valentine's Day, Mariners students will send boxes...
  • The CIA and 'America's Great Game' in the Middle East

    The CIA and 'America's Great Game' in the Middle East
    In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India. It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
  • Mariners school honors veterans

    Mariners school honors veterans
    It's been 68 years since Eddie Felix worked in the boiler room of the USS Cowpens during World War II, but he recalls events as if they happened yesterday. The keynote speaker Monday at Mariners Christian School's 11th annual Veterans Day...
  • Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013

    Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013
    WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress looks to be a sure bet to go down as the most ineffective in history. Just 56 bills were signed into law so far in 2013, as the first session prepared to wrap up. For the first time in recent memory, the number of new...
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says

    Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says
    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports. The award, created by...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Dad watches as son injured at Lyric Opera: 'You don't believe it'

    Dad watches as son injured at Lyric Opera: 'You don't believe it'
    A day after he was burned while playing a fire-breathing stilt walker at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, actor Wesley Daniel was doing well and sending out photos of himself at the hospital, according to friends and relatives. "He’s all bandaged up but...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in the Florida Keys

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in the Florida Keys
    KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - The Florida Keys are the end of the road, where the legendary U.S. Route 1 stops for the ocean at mile zero, a classic American road trip. For many, it did end here, a place where ships crashed and wreckers saved sailors and...
  • Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image

    Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image
    Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who created the widely known Doomsday Clock for the first cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, died March 26 at a rehabilitation facility near her home in suburban Chicago of complications from a lung infection. She was...
  • Obama and the power to go to war

     Obama and the power to go to war
    With the Obama administration planning what it describes as limited military strikes to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, public discussion over the legality of U.S. action has addressed mainly questions of international law....
  • The Rose Parade grows up

    It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter — until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in...