April 03, 2014

Fort Hood Shooting Victim Was From Effingham

The 77-year-old mother of an Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood, Texas, says she was reunited less than two weeks earlier with a daughter she gave up for adoption at birth.


Fort Hood
(Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders/U.S. Army)
April 03, 2014

Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home.  His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to hear shots and screaming.


Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military post, following a shooting there Wednesday.
(Tamir Kalifa/AP)
April 02, 2014

Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves At 4 Dead, 16 Injured

A gunman opened fire on the military post of Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, before putting the gun to his head and killing himself, Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley said in a televised press conference.


A mural depicting the March 28, 1864 riot between between Union troops and Southern sympathizers in Charleston, Ill.
(Courtesy of the Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary Steering Committee)
March 28, 2014

Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary

This weekend, the Coles County city of Charleston will be commemorating a riot that happened at the court house and town square March 28, 1864...150 years ago...between Union troops and Southern sympathizers.


Obama discusses the situation in Ukraine
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
March 06, 2014

Obama Condemns Russian ‘Intervention’ In Ukraine

Referring to Russia's actions in Crimea as an "intervention" and saying the U.S. will continue to "mobilize the international community to condemn this violation of international law," President Obama delivered some of his most extensive remarks to date about the crisis in Ukraine.


Russian President Vladimir Putin during his news conference Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
(Alexei Nikolsky/AP)
March 04, 2014

Putin Says Those Aren’t Russian Forces In Crimea

Russian soldiers have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave an account of recent events that contradicts reports from the ground.


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