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World War I anniversary

World War I anniversary

A view of the Armistice Day celebration is seen in Paris on Nov. 11, 1918. (AP Photo)

August 01, 2014 11:04 am
America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

Former North Carolina A & T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, are shown at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 1, 1980, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not ser…

February 21, 2014 11:01 am
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Singer Paul Butterfield performs at New York's Palladium Theater Oct. 1, 1977 in a benefit performance for the New York Public Library to purchase rare blues record. (AP Photo)

October 16, 2013 5:40 pm
White House pets

White House pets

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

August 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Pfc. Seferino Reyna, an Army combat engineer and father of two, died Aug. 7, 2005, when his vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb near Taji, about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. Reyna was a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

The group at Tumacácori Mission takes the citizenship oath. Monday's event was part of a much larger, weeklong series of ceremonies nationwide for new citizens. About 32,000 people are expected to become new Americans.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

Maribel Lopez, 38, of Rio Rico was among the group of new Americans. She and son Manuel Jr., 4, attended a reception after the ceremony.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

In the shadow of a Spanish mission, 11 people became U.S. citizens during a ceremony Monday at Tumacácori National Historical Park.

September 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

The huge Saturn rocket carrying the Apollo 13 spacecraft is on its moon mission, lifts off the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Fla., April 11, 1970

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The Tales from the Morgue swimsuit issue

The Tales from the Morgue swimsuit issue

Miss America of 1943 Jean Bartel, of Los Angeles, poses, Sept. 11, 1943. She was Miss California. (AP Photo)

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US, Colombia OK accord widening American access to military bases

BOGOTA — In a private, low-key ceremony, the U.S. ambassador and three Colombian ministers signed a pact Friday giving American personnel expanded access to military bases in this drug-producing country, a deal that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has called a threat to the region's security.

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Hillary Clinton spars with Pakistanis full of resentment for US

ISLAMABAD — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced sharp rebukes from Pakistani audiences Friday, including one woman who accused the U.S. of conducting "executions without trial" in aerial drone strikes. Verbally slapping back, Clinton questioned Pakistan's commitment to fighting t…

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House liberals appear ready to accept compromise health-care bill

House liberals appear ready to accept compromise health-care bill

WASHINGTON — They may not like it, but many House liberals look ready to accept a compromise health-care bill, putting Democratic leaders well on the way to delivering on President Obama's call for overhaul.

October 31, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Blood donations

The American Red Cross will seek blood donors at these times and places next week. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543.

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: As a fire officer, I have seen far too many families fall victim to home fires. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved if someone had taken the simple step of replacing a dead smoke- alarm battery. Nearly 96 percent of American homes have at least one smok…

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Captive calls Somali pirates 'hospitable'

Captive calls Somali pirates 'hospitable'

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A British woman who is being held by Somali pirates with her husband after their yacht was hijacked said in a phone call broadcast Friday that the couple were "bearing up," and she described her captors as "very hospitable."

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US-brokered deal could reinstate Zelaya

US-brokered deal could reinstate Zelaya

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said Friday that a U.S.-brokered pact will restore him to power in about a week, ending Honduras' isolation four months after soldiers flew the leftist leader into exile in his pajamas.

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