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Keeping Memorial Day and Veterans Day straight

We are here to make sure you don't embarrass yourself.

Published on 28 May 2017 | 10:41 am

Son of Marine sergeant reads letter to dad at Arlington

Brittany Jacobs and her son, Christian, visit the grave of Marine Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs who died in a training accident in 2011.

Published on 26 May 2015 | 2:04 pm

Opinion: This isn't how to honor veterans

America started observing Memorial Day after the Civil War as a way to commemorate the service of deceased Union soldiers. For Americans today, it has come to mean many other things — from the start of the summer season to a few days of great sales at stores — but the essence of this day should not be forgotten. Millions of Americans have given their lives to protect the democratic values and institutions that breathe life into our Republic.

Published on 26 May 2017 | 10:12 pm

Abraham Lincoln document from Civil War up for sale

This Memorial Day, historical collectors have the opportunity to snag a rare Civil War item: a document believed to be the only one with the signatures of President Abraham Lincoln and his fellow Union political and military leaders.

Published on 27 May 2017 | 8:18 pm

Grave injustice: Park restores dignity to fallen Americans

The first time Carol Hull set foot on Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg, Virginia, she was focused on a single grave -- that of her great-great-grandfather.

Published on 27 May 2017 | 7:20 pm

Hero firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancer

Surrounded by the debris and dust of the fallen Twin Towers, Ray Pfeifer slept in his fire truck for a week after the terror attack on September 11, 2001.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 3:06 am

Memorial Day weather: Strong winds and hail forecast in South

Georgia and the Carolinas are expected to get hit hard by severe storms on Monday, threatening barbeques and other outdoor events for the Memorial Day holiday.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 1:28 pm

Navy skydiver dies when parachute fails to open

A member of the Navy's skydiving team was killed Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned during a team jump, the Navy said.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 11:59 am

Harassed teen: 'They lost their lives because of me and my friend'

As tears streamed down her cheeks, Destinee Mangum, 16, thanked the three strangers who intervened on a Portland light rail after a man hurled anti-Muslim slurs at her and her friend who was wearing a hijab.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 2:28 pm

Sheriff's deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings

A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 8:17 am

Highest alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts

A volcanic eruption Sunday prompted the temporary raising of the highest aviation alert, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) said Sunday.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 12:28 pm

How Trump's budget hits one of the poorest places in the US

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SOUTH DAKOTA (CNN) -- Antoinette Poafpybitty wanted to come home.

Published on 28 May 2017 | 2:49 pm

ICE Air: How US deportation flights work

It's the first flight for many people who file onto these planes. But it's not a happy occasion.

Published on 26 May 2017 | 11:40 am

Shopper locked her kids in trunk, police say

A woman is facing child abuse allegations after she locked her two children in the trunk of her car while she shopped at a Walmart in Utah, police say.

Published on 28 May 2017 | 12:39 pm

2 Texas children die in hot car

Two young children were found dead Friday in a locked car in Parker County, Texas, in what appears to be a hot car incident.

Published on 28 May 2017 | 10:35 am

Landslide buries California's scenic highway in Big Sur

A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California's Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn't seen the road fully passable for months.

Published on 25 May 2017 | 4:00 pm

7th-grader gets 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' award

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a real certificate that was typed up and presented to a 7th grader at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston.

Published on 27 May 2017 | 10:54 am

Opinion: Trump couldn't cut Sean Spicer a break?

Here's what I see when I look at Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's battered press secretary: A man who chews and swallows 35 pieces of gum every day, who routinely stands up before the assembled Washington media corps to offer himself up for a ritual flogging to deflect from the President's latest misstep, and who knows he will never again be able to walk down the street without a passer-by reminding him that his entire life's work as a Republican communications strategist has been rendered a cartoonish joke by a comedienne on a wobbly motorized podium.

Published on 26 May 2017 | 3:15 pm

9 days later, Trump hasn't changed. Neither has Washington

Donald Trump's global statesman act lasted all of 12 hours back in the United States.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 12:46 pm

Trump talks up trip before returning to controversy

President Donald Trump couldn't return home from his first foreign trip without taking a quick victory lap.

Published on 27 May 2017 | 5:00 pm

Top advisers dodge Kushner questions

President Donald Trump's top economic and national security advisers on Saturday declined to comment on the swirl of allegations that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is facing regarding his contacts with Russian officials.

Published on 27 May 2017 | 9:53 pm

Med school student: Military service helped me escape poverty

Before he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, Javier Galvan had pretty much given up.

Published on 29 May 2017 | 11:02 am

Director on why 'Avatar' sequels are taking so long

Published on 26 May 2017 | 7:08 pm

Inside Amazon's first NYC bookstore

It was "day one" at Amazon Books, the tech giant's first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.

Published on 25 May 2017 | 8:28 pm

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