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Navy's 2nd stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for 1st time
2nd in US Navy's stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers heads out to sea for 1st time, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works in Maine for builder trials
A military mom's letter to a president: When McCain's mother wrote LBJ 50 years ago
There has been a great deal of discussion in the country over the past three weeks about presidential communication with military families. But one remarkable letter from a now-famous military mother to a President of the United States, dated 50 years ago, has never received much attention. Less
Release of JFK assassination files could fuel conspiracy theories, experts say
President Donald Trump will allow the last of the classified federal government documents tied to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy to be made public, raising concerns from some that the release may only fuel the conspiracy theories surrounding the murder. "Subject to the receipt
Director Rob Reiner warns of 'more Harvey Weinsteins in Hollywood'
Director Rob Reiner said he has never worked with embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein in a show business capacity, and that he had no idea about the allegations against Weinstein now making their way through Tinseltown. But Reiner had been warned that Weinstein was "difficult" to work with,
What is the National Flood Insurance Program?
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the nation grieved as images of emerged of homes submerged up to the eves, abandoned pets perched on debris and household belongings molding on street curbs. In the days that followed, tens of thousands appealed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Book excerpt: Newt Gingrich's 'Understanding Trump'
Excerpted from UNDERSTANDING TRUMP by Newt Gingrich by arrangement with Center Street Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group (USA), Inc., Copyright © Newt Gingrich 2017. INTRODUCTION WHY THIS BOOK? It is astonishing to me, as a historian, how the elite media and much of the political
The mother of Father's Day was raised by a single dad
The national day honoring dads was started by a woman who was raised by a widower. Sonora Smart Dodd’s father, William Smart, raised her and five brothers after their mother died during childbirth. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon with her father at the Central Methodist Church in 1909,
50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War
Fifty years ago today, the 1967 Middle East War began between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The war ended six days later with Israel's swift victory, after which it occupied the West Bank , East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. The military conflict began
Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House
Jared Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak discussed the possibility of creating a back channel -- a secret communication channel -- between the Trump team and Russian officials, according to communications between Kislyak and his superiors in Moscow that were picked up by U.S.
The history of presidents conducting secret White House recordings
Following his firing of James Comey, on Friday morning President Trump warned the now former FBI director on Twitter that he “better hope that were are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.” When asked if Trump had recorded his conversations with the former FBI