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This Close-Knit Island Near Seattle Has An Overlooked History Of Defying Hate
Filipino American farmers on Bainbridge Island, Washington, cared for the properties of their Japanese American neighbors during World War II. Their bonds still exist today.
How Postwar Advertisements Got Us Hooked On Single-Use Plastics
Since World War II, mass-produced items like plastic cups and plates have been targeted toward average consumers. Now, we’re hooked on them.
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A 23-Year-Old Just Schooled Fox News On The Costs Of The Green New Deal
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“How did we pay for World War II? At the end of the day when something is this important our economy is going to suffer if we don’t pay for it.”
What It Was Like Being Black In WWII
When Kenyon Parker served in World War II, the Army was segregated. He and other black soldiers were denied guns, had separate facilities and were often forced into behind-the-line jobs of servitude.
Richard Overton, Nation's Oldest World War II Veteran, Dead At 112
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“Richard Overton made us proud to be Texans and proud to be Americans,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
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Germany To Compensate Survivors Of World War II's Kindertransport
Survivors, separated from their families and sent to the U.K. just before the war, will be given about $2,800.
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Oldest U.S. Military Survivor Of Pearl Harbor Attack Dies At 106
By John Rogers and Julie Watson, AP
Ray Chavez, who was in his late 20s when the 1941 attack occurred, was described by his daughter as a "very nice, quiet man."
Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German Taunt
"They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along," tweeted Trump, who drew comparisons with Hitler for the post.
Senate Unanimously Passes Bill To Honor Forgotten Chinese-American WWII Veterans
“They faced outright discrimination throughout their service, which led to their heroism and sacrifice being largely ignored,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth said.
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U.S. Deports Former Nazi Camp Guard To Germany
His expulsion came 25 years after he admitted that he lied to get into the U.S.
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Holocaust Survivor Deprived Of Formal Education Finally Gets High School Diploma
Mordechai Miller, 87, said he wants today's students to remember how lucky they are.
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Oldest Known Man In America Says He Smokes A Dozen Cigars A Day
Richard Overton, a World War II veteran, is celebrating his 112th birthday.
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GOP Candidate Connects Boy Scouts Name Change With Caving To Nazism
Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams, a candidate for governor there, said left-wing social engineering would have led to a U.S. defeat during World War II.
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Michael B. Jordan To Produce Film About World War II Black Panthers
The film will follow the African-American combat unit who paved the way for desegregation in the armed forces.
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Asian-American Lawmakers And Activists Skewer Ryan Zinke For 'Konnichiwa' Comment
"What you thought was a clever response to @RepHanabusa was flippant & juvenile."
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The Fog Of War In America
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Don Young Suggests The Holocaust Happened Because Jewish People Weren't Armed
“It’s offensive for anyone to manipulate the history of the Holocaust to score political points," the Anti-Defamation League said.
France Returns Artwork To Descendants Of Jewish Couple Who Fled Nazis
Herta and Henry Bromberg were forced to sell their art collection before World War II in order to find safety.
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London Airport Shuts Down After World War Two Bomb Found In Thames River
It weighs more than 1,000 lbs.
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10 Common-Sense Suggestions For Making Peace, Not War
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Abandon the notion of perfect security.
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Naomi Parker Fraley, Who Likely Inspired 'Rosie The Riveter' Poster, Dead At 96
Fraley was one of millions of American women who entered the workforce during World War II.
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The World According To Trump
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These Holocaust Survivors Have An Important Message For The World
"Speak up and put down signs of racism, acts of hatred.”
10 Excellent December Books
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg "Especially timely given the recent saber-rattling
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King Comus: Rediscovered Novel Of The Year
Once every decade or so, a classic novel is rediscovered from the heap pile of obscurity, casting new light on an author
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