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Buffalo soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 9th and 10th cavalries at the Battle of Las Guasimas during the Spanish-American War. <br>Library of Congress drawing

Spanish-American War commemorated during Memorial Day observance

If not for the Spanish-American War, people in several island nations would likely be leading very different lifestyles today. The brief hostilities left the U.S. with possession of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines and temporary control of Cuba.


New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings

Gen. Nicacio Martínez Espinel faces mounting pressure to resign over orders he gave troops this year to step up attacks in what some fear could pave the way for a return of serious human rights violations.


Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with the influx.

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