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  • World War I: The war that didn't end all wars

    World War I began, as most wars do, with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years.

  • The July Crisis of 1914 echoes the modern phrase 'leading from behind'

    Military historian A. A. Nofi told me that in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm definitely believed the Austrians had won the diplomatic struggle over the murder of Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Ferdinand. However, he failed "to fully grasp that the Austrians wanted a war to crush the Serbs."

  • The playboy presidents: Bill Clinton and Warren G. Harding

    For years I have been comparing the Clinton family to the family of Warren Gamaliel Harding, our 29th president and a president of dark memory, at least to most liberal historians.

  • Bosnians to bury 175 Srebrenica victims

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The families of more than 500 victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia have refused to bury them in a mass funeral on the anniversary of the killings because only one or two of their bones have been found. Kathryne Bomberger, head of the DNA...

  • Cambodia to build memorial at genocide museum

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia will build a memorial at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to remember at least 12,000 people tortured and killed there during the radical Khmer Rouge regime, officials said Thursday. The museum, formerly a high school in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, was...

  • Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

    DETROIT (AP) — A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews. John Kalymon of Troy died at his suburban Detroit home on June 29. He had pneumonia, prostate cancer and...

  • An independent Kurdistan: World War I continues

    As the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria â€" which now wants to be called the Islamic State â€" threatens to shatter Iraq's central government, the leaders of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government have called for the creation of Independent Kurdistan. In June, KRG President Massoud Barzani...

  • Capitol's Statuary Hall celebrates nation's evolving history

    This week celebrates the 150th anniversary of the National Statuary Hall, the former House chamber turned into a de facto museum.

  • Auction: Gehrig-signed July 4, 1939 ticket stub

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Yankee Stadium ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — is going on the auction block. Heritage Auctions says more than 60,000 tickets were sold that day and only two are known to have survived. Of the two, only the mezzanine box...

  • Is the rise of ISIS World War I's next phase?

    On June 28, 1914, Serbian ultra-nationalist Gavril Princip assassinated Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Police quickly arrested Princip and the rest of a ragtag band of Serb terrorists who had come to the Balkan city to provoke hate and create chaos.

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