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Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary

June 30, 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. The signing of this act was the first time that park land was set aside by the federal government for preservation and public use.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Obama wants half a billion to aid Syrian rebels, but why?

Washington, D. C. - Unfortunately, it's far too early to tell whether U.S. President Barack Obama's recent proposal to spend $500 million in support of Syrian rebels will accomplish anything.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Assad easily wins reelection in war-divided Syria

Damascus - Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was overwhelmingly re-elected in the first presidential vote since civil war broke out three years ago, state-run television said Wednesday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Civil War ship found: Planter's role in heroic ride to freedom

Charleston - The wreck of a steamship commandeered by slaves during the Civil War is believed to have been found, lying beneath 10 to 15 feet of sand, silt and water off Cape Romain, between Charleston and Georgetown in South Carolina.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

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

Kerry: Time to retire 'slam dunk' from national security lexicon

Speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the term "slam dunk" be retired from the national security lexicon.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Syrian army capture rebel district in city of Homs

The Syrian government has claimed that it has managed to capture a key rebel held district in the central city of Homs. The Syrian army has been waging a major offensive in the city in order to take full control over the city.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

51 civilians executed by Syrian opposition

Aleppo - In another gruesome move on behalf of the Syrian opposition, militants have executed fifty-one civilians within the strategic town of Khan al-Assal.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 1 comment

Russian President Putin says Egypt heading towards civil war

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Egypt is on the path to civil war with the turmoil the country has found itself in over the past week.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 4 comments

Report: Mossad recruiting Algerian youth

According to a report issued on Wednesday by an Algerian newsletter, Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, has begun to recruit Algerian youths to fight alongside the Syrian opposition, in the battle against Bashar al-Assad.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

Russia maintains that UN probe on Syrian gas use is 'politicized'

Russia has expressed doubts over the United Nations findings on the use of sarin gas in Syria's ongoing civil war, citing the 'politicized' nature of the war.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Syrian army capture strategic town of Qusair

Syrian soldiers along with Hezbollah militants from Lebanon were finally able to capture the town of Qusair after over two weeks of heavy fighting over the town.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Stone House lives to tell the tale of two U.S. Civil War battles Special

Manassas - The Stone House in Manassas, Virginia stands on the fields where two major Civil War battles took place. Today the property is open to the public.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 17 comments

Video shows Syrian rebel leader cutting heart out

A video from Syria has shown a rebel commander mutilating the body of a Syrian soldier, and cutting the soldiers heart out before biting on it.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 6 comments

Syrian army captures strategic town in southern Syria

The Syrian military scored a strategic victory today with the capture of Khirbet Ghazaleh, a southern town located on a key highway to Jordan.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Fighting between Syrian troops and rebels break out near Lebanon

Major fighting was reported today between Syrian troops and rebel forces near the Syrian Lebanese border. The latest fighting is part of the Syrian government's counteroffensive against rebel forces.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Syrian troops capture southern town

Syrian troops captured a town in the south of the country as they continued their counteroffensive against rebel forces.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Syrian regime launches multiple airstrikes amid counteroffensive

Damascus - The Syrian regime conducted multiple airstrikes across Syria today, as well as capturing an important strategic town in the north, in a counteroffensive against rebel gains.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

March was deadliest month in Syria

Over 6,000 people were killed last month making it the bloodiest month in the ongoing civil war in Syria. The report was released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Syrian National Coalition President Moaz Khatib resigns

Damas - After just four months in office, the president of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) has resigned. Moaz Khatib stated that freedom cannot be obtained within the official institutions. The western backed coalition is rife with internal fighting.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 2 comments

Syrian rebels capture air base in southern Syria

Damascus - Syrian rebels managed to capture an air defence base near Jordan today, after a 16 day siege on the base. The capture will come as a strategic victory for the rebels as the base is located near an international highway linking Damascus to Jordan.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari
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A view of Dunker Church from the rear side of the building
A view of Dunker Church from the rear side of the building
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The view from Stone House. You can see Henry House in the background. Another home caught in the cro...
The view from Stone House. You can see Henry House in the background. Another home caught in the crossfire of the Bull Run battles. Judith Carter Henry, 85, died in Henry House. She was the first civilian casualty of the Civil War.
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According to Park Rangers  visitors and Civil War reenactors  some strange occurrences that indicate...
According to Park Rangers, visitors and Civil War reenactors, some strange occurrences that indicate paranormal activity have been said to happen in this vicinity.
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Civil War Veterans on film  from the documentary ECHOES OF THE BLUE & GRAY. This screen shot is from...
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Civil War Veterans on film, from the documentary ECHOES OF THE BLUE & GRAY. This screen shot is from a reunion held at Gettysburg in 1989.
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Marker near the Dunker Church in the Antietam National Battlefield.
"A Beacon of Peace". Marker near the Dunker Church in the Antietam National Battlefield.
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Nathan Bedford Forrest Park in Memphis  Tennessee  taken from across Union Avenue on February 27  20...
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Nathan Bedford Forrest Park in Memphis, Tennessee, taken from across Union Avenue on February 27, 2006.
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The  Old Stone Church  was originally built in the early half of the 19th Century. It was dismantled...
The "Old Stone Church" was originally built in the early half of the 19th Century. It was dismantled during the American Civil War and rebuilt shortly after the war. Today the church remains as both an active parish and a historical landmark.
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Cadets on the road to New Market  May  11  2014.
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Cadets on the road to New Market, May, 11, 2014.
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Rebuilt in the mid-20th Century  this is how Dunker Church looks today. It is a replica of the origi...
Rebuilt in the mid-20th Century, this is how Dunker Church looks today. It is a replica of the original built in 1852, but original materials that had been salvaged were used in its reconstruction.
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Mississippi license plate  sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans  commemorating the Sesquice...
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Mississippi license plate, sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.
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Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh  Syria.
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Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh, Syria.
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A marker placed in the yard of Stone House. The armies had occupied the Stone House during both batt...
A marker placed in the yard of Stone House. The armies had occupied the Stone House during both battles at Manassas. The building served as a field hospital in both the First and Second Battles of Bull Run (also referred to as First and Second Battles at Manassas)
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A map hangs inside Stone House showing the original state of Virginia. West Virginia broke away and ...
A map hangs inside Stone House showing the original state of Virginia. West Virginia broke away and became its own state in 1863, joining the Union.
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Dunker Church as it appears in December 2012 at Antietam.
Dunker Church as it appears in December 2012 at Antietam.
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The Mumma Farm. Samuel Mumma had donated the land the Dunker Church was built upon. This home was bu...
The Mumma Farm. Samuel Mumma had donated the land the Dunker Church was built upon. This home was burned intentionally by the Confederate Army in 1862 during the Battle of Antietam. The only original structure is the white building off in the distance that appears left to the cannon. The Mumma family rebuilt one year after the battle took place.
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Burnside Bridge is said by many to be haunted.
Burnside Bridge is said by many to be haunted.
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Marker located outside The Old Stone Church  which is located on the western end of Fairfax County
Marker located outside The Old Stone Church, which is located on the western end of Fairfax County
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Richmond Virginia Civil War
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Richmond Virginia Civil War
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Some traditional elders of Somalia in Baran  Puntland  Somalia
Some traditional elders of Somalia in Baran, Puntland, Somalia
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