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The O’Hare UFO

By LESLIE KEAN The Providence Journal On Nov. 7, during the late-afternoon rush at Chicago's bustling O'Hare International Airport, something truly astonishing happened. Pilots, managers and mechanics looked up from their ground…

Extended tours endanger troops

By JOHN CRISP One of the great wonders of the Iraq war is the patience with which our troops have endured unanticipated extensions of their deployments and multiple deployments to the…

Politics of personal distraction

By DAN K. THOMASSON Don't you just love it? Before the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was more than a few weeks old, the candidates certified the accuracy of Will Rogers'…

Top Iraqi official wounded in bomb blast

Iraq's Shi'ite vice president and a cabinet minister were wounded in an apparent assassination attempt on Monday when a bomb killed six to 10 people at a ministry in Baghdad…

Levin: Limit troop role in Iraq

By THOMAS FERRARO A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Sunday his party aims to limit the role of the nearly 140,000 American troops in Iraq and withdraw most of them…

Pentagon ordered to prepare Iran bombing plan

Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented…

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Sharpton’s family were slaves to Senator Thurmond’s family

Geneaologists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday. The…

Virginia apologizes for role in slavery

By LARRY O'DELL Meeting on the grounds of the former Confederate Capitol, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously Saturday to express "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery. Sponsors of the…

Death toll brings Iraq war home

By NANCY BENAC Americans are keenly aware of how many U.S. forces have lost their lives in Iraq, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll. But they woefully underestimate the number of…