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Memorial Day Ceremony at Carolina Memorial Park honors the fallen

A wreath was presented by local Boy Scout Troops and members of each branch of the service placed a poppy in the wreath in remembrance of those lost. During the Civil War, that included about 360,000 who died while fighting to preserve the Union; during World War II, it included more than 400,000 Americans who protected the world from the tyranny of despots and dictators. Read More »

Patrick says Straus is causing a special session

Greg Abbott can sign it. With hours to go until the end of the 85th Legislature's regular session, state lawmakers appear to be edging closer to overtime. Taylor agreed that the amendment language was unworkable. "We've met some resistance along the way, and we've taken the concerns of our fellow senators and House members into consideration". Read More »

Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

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They died in war so we could live in peace. President Donald Trump has visited a section of Arlington National Cemetery where USA military members killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. "Their story is one of selflessness, it is one of courage, and it is one of sheer commitment", he said. President Donald Trump is honoring America's military dead at Arlington National Cemetery . Read More »

Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day

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And, we pledge to you that we will always remember Robert and what he did for all of us", he said . He greeted a few women who told him they had lost their sons. Vice President Mike Pence , who accompanied the president, hugged one of the women. Every day, but especially today, we remember those who paid the ultimate price for that freedom with their lives. Read More »

Forecast of 2017 hurricane in Atlantic calls for above-normal season

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Two to four of the hurricanes would be major storms, with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. The averages for the long-term season are assessed to be 12 named storms, with six hurricanes and three major ones. Monday's storms reminded us that severe weather season is officially here. Back in 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit and was one of the costliest storms in history, but was barely considered a hurricane when it finally made landfall. Read More »

Texas set to pass embrace new abortion restrictions

The state Legislature has approved a requirement for all public schools to provide sexual abuse prevention training to students. Then the House adjourned Saturday without appointing conferees to the property tax bill, leading the go-to senator on the issue, Houston Republican Paul Bettencourt , to declare it dead. Read More »

Trump tweets thanks to US service members

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Sandoval told the crowd that most Americans never fully understand the sacrifice of the nation's soldiers, and that remembering them helps lay a foundation for a stronger future. It is inconceivable to imagine the sacrifice that hundreds of thousands of families have made because loved ones were called upon to serve their country. Read More »

Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

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Nevada elected officials, Gold Star families and veterans marked Memorial Day with remembrance ceremonies in the north and south of the state. Andrew D. John Kelly's other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. He also visited the resting grounds for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

Trump pulls trigger for NAFTA talks

NAFTA took on a starring role during the election campaign previous year, with Trump promising voters to either throw it out or renegotiate a deal he claims sent millions of U.S. "The agreement is trilateral and should continue to be a trilateral platform. Why?" In the letter , US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrote the deal needs "modernisation". Read More »

MI baseball to face FGCU in NCAA Tournament

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Seeded second in the regional, the Mountaineers will face third-seeded Maryland on Friday, June 2 , at 2 p.m. ET at the David F. Couch Ballpark in Winston-Salem, North Carolina . "But we're happy to be in - we're ready to go". A win in the tournament meant an automatic bid to the postseason, which ended up going to Miami's biggest rival, Florida State . Read More »

JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

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It continues to be an enduring touchstone for anyone who "remembers where they were" when they heard the news. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW) is displaying nine photographs of Kennedy and his family in the museum's "The American Presidency" exhibition now through August 27, according to a press release from the museum. Read More »

Former US national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89

In a joint statement, former President George H.W. Bush and his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, hailed Brzezinski as "a great American. a good man and a good friend". He was born in Warsaw, Poland, and became a naturalized USA citizen in 1958. Brzezinski "graded" the foreign policies of the three presidents that followed Reagan, telling NPR that he would give George H.W. Read More »

Rays' Ramirez 1st pitcher since '84 to start day after save

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His average remains low (.205), but he's certainly contributed. Buster Olney of ESPN via Twitter first reported that DeLeon appear headed to the majors, which was confirmed by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times also via Twitter. A day after pitching a ideal 15th inning on 12 pitches in the Rays' 8-6 win at Minnesota, Ramirez allowed four runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings at Texas while throwing 31 of his 43 pitches for strikes. Read More »

Suspect in Portland light rail slayings to appear in court

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Police said Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, were killed in the attack. On Friday in the USA state of OR, a man armed with a knife attacked passengers of a train in the Northeast Portland district as they tried to prevent the attacker from bullying two Muslim women. Read More »

Local veteran shares his thoughts on Memorial Day

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But during World War I, the holiday was changed to commemorate Americans who fought and died in any war. "That's kinda what we did this year", Wyman explained. This difference is one of the reasons local father and Chief Petty Officer Michael Larson chose to take his family to the Jacksonville National Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Service. Read More »

Jurors and Alternates in Place For Cosby Sex Assault Case

Defendants who plead no contest do not admit guilt but do not dispute the charges and are convicted. The lawyers returned to court on Wednesday in Pittsburgh to pick a 12th juror and six alternates. Tuesday night ended with 11 selections: seven white men, three white women, and one black woman. Of the initial pool of 100 potential jurors on the first day of selection, however, only about 15 appeared to be non-white. Read More »

Veterans honored at Memorial Day Parade

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In a ceremony that started at 11am, service members from across the Piedmont Triad were remembered. At Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia, fresh flowers mark hundreds of graves, and fields of newly erected American flags flap in the breeze. Read More »

Trump, Republicans push back on Kushner reports

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McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. Trump's trip, which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy, gave many USA allies their closest look yet at the president's "America First" approach to foreign policy. Read More »

Trump Seemingly Downplays Allegations Against Kushner About Russia

There has been no absolute denial from the White House , but Trump tweeted Saturday morning that "many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". This could mean the return of former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and David N. Bossie, former deputy campaign manager. Lewandowski's return would be notable, given the fact that he was sacked by Trump after clashing with staff and Trump's adult children. Read More »

Chris Pratt Honors Fallen Soldiers On Memorial Day With This Incredible Tribute

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The workout is named in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Flags stand vigil at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetary. "It's days ...on a day like today, where we just commemorate all those fallen heroes and we say thanks for all you do to make our dreams come true", the 37-year-old actor added. Read More »

Mets say Matz, Lugo will each make another rehab start

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Lucie, and a strained right quad landed Cespedes on the disabled list last season. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like a major concern right now. While cautioning that this date was "conjecture", the Mets will have the DH for that series, making a flawless soft introduction for Cespedes, who went down with a hamstring injury on April 28. Read More »

Hundreds Line the Sidewalks for Endicott's Annual Memorial Day Parade

Decoration Day , now known as Memorial Day , was set aside to honor and remember the many members of the armed forces who died while serving the stars and stripes. It then became what was originally called "Decoration Day," when families would go to cemeteries to clean the graves of their loved ones and plant flowers. Read More »