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Op-Ed: Slavery movie destroys American icon

Baton Rouge - Other countries hide their worst obscenities. America makes them sympathetic heroes in movies like “Gone With the Wind.” A series of later movies tells the true story.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Florida school named for KKK leader finally gets a name change

Jacksonville Beach - The honoring of Civil War heroes has been a tradition in many southern states in the U.S. ever since the end of the war. With the end of segregation in the 1950s, racial attitudes changed, and society wanted those names removed from public buildings.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 11 comments

Op-Ed: The origin of the 'Christmas Pickle'

Decorating the Christmas tree is an activity enjoyed by the whole family, and in Virginia and other parts of the South, tradition holds that on Christmas Eve, Mom or Dad will add one last ornament, the Christmas pickle, to the tree before going to bed.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks scheduled for January

Geneva - The long-promised peace conference aimed at resolving the Syrian crisis has been given a start date of January 22. The conference will be held in Geneva and will be the first talks to include representatives of the regime and the opposition.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Freedom Works, the Tea Party and the Next 'Civil' War

A specter is haunting the United States. It's a composite ghost of all who, in the 19th century, were willing to destroy the country rather than promote freedom and justice for all. Abolitionist John Brown is turning over in his grave.
In the Media by Michael Terron - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Newspaper prints apology for its 1863 editorial calling Gettysburg Address 'silly'

Seven score and ten years ago, President Abraham Lincoln brought forth on the battlefield of Gettysburg a new speech containing just 273 words, written in his own hand, and finished just before he arrived from Washington.
In the Media by John David Powell

Man fires civil war cannon at his neighbors, gets arrested

A sleepy, rural town in upstate New York was abruptly awoken one day to the sounds of cannon fire; civil war cannon fire, to be exact.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 5 comments

A look at polio outbreak fears in Syria

Damascus - The World Health Organization has recorded the first suspected outbreak of polio in Syria in 14 years, renewing panic at the collapse of health care as a result of the country's civil war.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Boehner: Syrian strike something the 'country needs to do'

Washington - Leadership from both parties in the House expressed their support for President Obama's desire for a military strike on Syria, with House Speaker John Boehner stressing the need for the US to act.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 7 comments

Syrian army capture strategic northern town

The Syrian army has managed to capture the northern town of Ariha after heavy fighting. The recent gain by the Syrian army comes amidst a possible western led strike on the Syrian government in response to it's alleged role in using chemical weapons.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment
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