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Memorial Day originated with the practice of women decorating the graves of fallen soldiers during the Civil War, a simple gesture to honor and remember those who died fighting. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. In November 1941, just weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating December 15 as Bill of Rights Day.
  • Trump open to engagement with North Korea under right conditions

    Trump open to engagement with North Korea under right conditions

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    The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter US aggression. North Korea has justified its latest long-, medium-range ballistic missile test-firing as "routine work to raise nuclear capability for self-defence", rejecting the UN Security Council's condemnation.
  • Alabama DB Tony Brown advances to NCAA championships in 4×100 relay

    Alabama DB Tony Brown advances to NCAA championships in 4×100 relay

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    Also qualifying for the women was the 4×400-meter relay squad of Roberson, Gause, Darius and senior Domonique Williams who finished fourth in 3:31.13 to qualify for the NCAA meet. After qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last season and becoming an Honorable Mention All-American, Mirabelli has another opportunity to compete for a national title.
  • Centennial Celebration for JFK's Birthday in Boston

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    Also happening Monday, the U.S. Postal Service will be commemorating Kennedy's birthday with the dedication of a new JFK postage stamp in Brookline Massachusetts, where JFK was born. The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum will feature an exhibit called JFK at 100: Life & Legacy. A wreath-laying ceremony is planned Monday to honor the 35th US president at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Vettel happy again after extending lead with Monaco GP win

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    It was a very tense race". Ferrari's race victor Sebastian Vettel sprays Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo , who finished third at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. We've just got to make sure we're ahead of them so we don't need to be in the same scenario". Reports say the strategy was planned by Ferrari to get their leading driver into the lead but the team denied that was the case.
  • Laptop ban on flights to US 'likely' to expand

    Laptop ban on flights to US 'likely' to expand

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    Citing potential difficulties for passengers and airlines, de Juniac asserts that "businesses will cancel trips rather than risk having laptops checked due to risk to confidential information". European officials were reportedly not given a guarantee that a laptop ban was off the table, and instead, Duke promised to keep European officials in the loop if any other measures were to be applied.
  • Gianforte wins in Montana; apologizes to reporter

    Gianforte wins in Montana; apologizes to reporter

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    On Thursday, Democratic Governor Steve Bullock accused Gianforte of lying about the alleged assault that led to a misdemeanor charge against him. Witnesses said he grabbed Ben Jacobs and slammed him to the ground after being asked about the Republican health care bill.
  • This Is What Is Actually Supposed To Be Remembered On Memorial Day

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    And yet, we fear that we may have lost sight of what this holiday weekend is all about. In 1971, Congress declared the last Monday in May as Memorial Day, a national holiday. It is that shared bond, and our mutual love for our country, that should bring us together, and when we disagree, we should so in a way that sets an example for our children and exemplifies the principles meant to be enshrined within our First Amendment and protected by those American heroes.
  • Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'

    Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'

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    Cory Booker of New Jersey, did not go so far as to call for a security clearance review, instead saying the FBI investigation now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller was best equipped to get to the bottom of the issue. But a former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying if it is true, it would reveal a unsafe degree of ignorance or naivete.
  • Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

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    Many are calling the attack, which occurred hours before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, an act of terrorism and a hate crime. Following the attack, police said one of the men died at the scene while another died at a hospital.
  • The Handshake Wars Part Deux: Macron explains his vice grip on Trump

    The Handshake Wars Part Deux: Macron explains his vice grip on Trump

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    The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the USA economy. The enthusiastic French premier later grouped Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin as leaders who focus on power.
  • Donald Trump blamed for climate chat grinding to halt

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    The official said this is based on Trump talking about innovation in clean technology and renewable energy, as well as demonstrating an understanding of climate change . "It would be taken as a statement that climate change is not a problem; is not real", he continued. Greenpeace regretted the outcome of the summit but held out hope that Trump might change tack.