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World War II

US soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion surround German prisoners on June 6, 1944 on the Pointe du Hoc located on a cliff which overlooks Omaha Beach after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

90-Year-Old WWII Vet Receives High School Diploma At Graduation

Nearly 70 years after storming Omaha Beach on D-Day, a World War II veteran became a high school graduate.

05/23/2014

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Fed Plan To Bury Nuke Waste In Nevada Drawing Fire

Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial are renewing a long-fought battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation’s nuclear dumping ground.

11/14/2013

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WWII Soldier’s Letter Finally Reaches Daughter

A World War II soldier’s heartfelt letter to his daughter has finally reached her, seven decades after it was written.

09/21/2013

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National Reno Air Races Embraces 50th Birthday

Given the tragic crash that killed a race pilot and 10 spectators two years ago, aviation legend Bob Hoover didn’t expect there would be a 50th anniversary of the Reno National Championship Air Races.

09/12/2013

World War II Memorial In Washington  D.C.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Veterans Honored With Trip To Memorials

A group of local World War Two veterans are back from visiting memorials in Washington D.C.

05/06/2013

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable.

06/07/2012

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Sahara Roller Coaster Officially Closes

The roller coaster at the Sahara Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip has completed its last spin.

05/03/2011