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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: This was a day of honor for military veterans in America and for many thousands more who served and died in Europe during World War I. That vast conflict began a century ago and ended on this day in 1918...
Veterans used to make up a strong majority of Congress. In 1972, more than 70 percent of Congressional members had served in the military. But those numbers have fallen dramatically. In 2012, for the first time in American history, the presidential...
President Barack Obama says he wants to take U.S.-China relations to a “new level,” but old and new tensions between the two countries may be hindering that effort. Video still by PBS NewsHour BEIJING — When Xi Jinping took the reins of...
Big Bank Hank of Sugarhill Gang performs at the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Art on October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jackson died Tuesday of complications from Cancer. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images In his own words, Henry...
Korean ferry captain Lee Joon-seok was sentenced to 36 years in prison in connection to the April ferry accident that led to the deaths of more than 300 people. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images.Lee Joon-seok, the captain that abandoned hundreds of...
Arnold Abbott was issued two citations for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Sun Sentinel. By now, you might have heard about Arnold Abbott — a 90-year-old chef from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who set the public ablaze...