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- Israel flattens home of top Hamas leader, takes out power plant
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- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
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- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
Latest Truman Items
A Marine Corps veteran with was refused service at a Houston-area restaurant last week because of his service dog-in-training, Truman, according to local media reports.
A Dubuque couple did not intend to name their sons after U.S. presidents, but once they realized their pattern, they kept going.
The Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital failed to provide a safe environment for a 78-year-old man who was beaten to death last year at the Columbia facility, according to a VA report.
William Lee Miller, an author, ethicist and journalist, has died. He was 86.
The publication of this slim and easily read book is timely, to say the least. As Congress and the nation debate yet again the size of our nuclear stockpile and the various treaties surrounding nuclear weapons, Jerry Miller's work provides a history of how we amassed so many warheads - a ready reference to the plethora of treaties and agreements over the years.
Sixty-five years ago Sunday, a giant cloud mushroomed over Hiroshima, and with it came the deaths of tens of thousands of Japanese. That cloud cast a dark shadow across a once-thriving city, the Japanese empire and the whole world, where it still lingers.
Friday marks a significant milestone in America's longest war. Sixty years ago Friday, North Korea invaded its neighbor, the Republic of Korea, initiating what historian William Stueck describes as "an orgy of violence." Within 24 hours, the United States committed air and naval units to support the South Koreans. Within a week, American ground forces began arriving from Japan. President Truman and his advisers thought American intervention would quickly resolve the crisis, but the "police action" lasted more than three bloody years and resolved very few of the issues at stake.