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British authorities apologized Thursday saying that at least 161,000 mostly African and Indian military service personnel who died during World War I weren't properly honored due to "pervasive racism." It said that number could possibly range up to 350,000.




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Another national memorial comes to DC, this time to pay tribute to those who served in World War I

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Penelope Laingen, who united the nation with yellow ribbons during the Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89

Penelope Laingen's most public ordeal began on Nov. 4, 1979, when Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where her husband, L. Bruce Laingen, was chargé d'affaires.


A psychologist's decade-long fight to classify Fort Hood shootings as terrorism

The horrific events around Fort Hood inspired an 11-year quest for Platoni that endures to this day. She and allies have urged the federal government to classify the Fort Hood Massacre as a terrorist attack.


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