President Obama used the Memorial Day holiday to remind Americans Monday that it's the first such annual observance since the 9/11 terrorist attacks that U.S. combat troops aren't fighting a major war on distant battlefields.
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By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
Adopted under false pretenses from Ethiopia in 2006, Tarikuwa Lemma was barely acclimated to America when her family "re-homed" her to relatives a few months later. It was "really humiliating," she testified to Maine lawmakers Thursday. Re-homing is "not right, not fair, not safe." Published May 25, 2015
A group of young conservatives is rallying to reshape Republicans' approach to social issues and particularly to same-sex marriage, arguing that the GOP is chasing away younger voters who would be supporters but for the party's exclusionary stances.
The Christian message can't be shaken by a national vote, but Ireland's decision to legalize same-sex marriage is forcing Catholic leaders to rethink how they have been keeping the faith alive among the nation's young people.
When Adna Chaffee IV returned from his tours of duty in Vietnam, coming home was a low-key affair - and it was planned that way.
Zhang Xihuan doesn't know what was going through her mind when she swallowed a mouthful of the pesticide stored behind the staircase in her home in rural Shandong province.
Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran -- the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife -- has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.
Most of us have a healthy concern about the germs lurking in every nook and cranny of a public bathroom.
Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said.
A photo of a young Marine holding his bride-to-be's hand in prayer went viral over Memorial Day weekend after it was posted online by the wedding photographer.
Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester wants Springdale Police Chief Kathy O'Kelley fired over the recent release of a 2006 police report that contained allegations that Josh Duggar as a teen molested five underage girls, including his sisters.
Parts of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room, if not for the stained glass window depicting Mother Cabrini.
Pope Francis told an Argentinian newspaper that he hasn't watched television in roughly 25 years.
Martin Luther King III is on a mission to revive his late father's 1968 anti-poverty campaign in hopes to quell unrest in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri — and he's taking his message straight to the White House and all of the 2016 presidential contenders.
Memorial Day will not be a day off for Navy Lt. Loren Crone, but it will also not be just another Monday at the office. As millions of Americans prepare for a day filled with beer and barbecues, Lt. Crone, a chaplain at Marine Base Quantico, will be delivering an invocation at a memorial service at Quantico National Cemetery, which will take place at 11 a.m.
The lyrics are simple and straightforward, but the tune goes to the very heart of Memorial Day. "Arlington" is a new tribute song released just as the nation honors its fallen heroes.
Uncle Sam routinely issues summer warnings about boating safety, wearing sunscreen and not diving into unknown waters. Now the government is adding a recommendation that swimmers not urinate or defecate or drink the water in chlorinated pools and freshwater lakes.
When considering the millions of men who fought in the American Civil War, one local group highlights the fact that some of them were not men at all - but women, in disguise.
Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.
Lisa Smith says her son's behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was given daily oral doses of oil extracted from marijuana.
TLC has pulled "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule following an apology by Josh Duggar after reports that he molested five underage girls when he was 14.
School is not quite out for most children in elementary school, but a family-friendly media organization has released a list of 50 of the best movies children should see by age 12.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took to Facebook on Friday to express his support for former Family Research Council executive Josh Duggar after it was reported that he molested several underage girls as a teenager.
Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.
Girl Scout troops in central Indiana are on a mission to provide dozens of people with crisp new American flags to replace their tattered versions of Old Glory.
Josh Duggar, one of the stars of reality TV shows about America's most-famous large family, has acknowledged molesting underage girls as a teenager.
The National Institutes of Health is using hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on grants to study the best ways to get gay people to quit smoking and abusing drugs and alcohol.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows have been in Washington, D.C., for the foundation's Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit: Progress and Promise.
"Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.
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