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1 hr ago | The Straits Times

Will history repeat itself?

Precisely 100 years ago this morning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. At first sight, just a confrontation between a decrepit empire which was already breaking up, and an impoverished, small Serbian state on the southern edge of Europe whose most substantial exports at that time were banditry and terrorism.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Opinion

6 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Why Europe depends on America today: A single pivot point in WWI

"The Great War" and "The war to end all war" proved to be neither. The conflict that would bleed to death some of Earth's proudest empires - while killing 16.5 million soldiers and civilians - later would be christened World War I to distinguish it from the next, even deadlier slaughter.


10 hrs ago | USA Today

Hillary Clinton on 'dead broke' comment: 'I regret it'

Clinton expressed regret to Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV about her now much-criticized comment that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after he left the White House in 2001.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton

14 hrs ago | Mashable

10 Heroic Women of World War I

It's been 100 years since the First World War, one of history's most fatal conflicts.


18 hrs ago | The Detroit News

White House chef's book tells all about fixing food for a first family

When you work at the White House, you leave your politics at the front door. That may sound counterintuitive, but it is true if you work there as a chef.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Recipes, Bill Clinton, George Bush

23 hrs ago |

World War I exhibition opens in Dublin

A new exhibition has opened at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. The centrepiece of the 'Lives Remembered' exhibition is a steel sculpture called the 'Tree of Remembrance', which is surrounded by barbed wire.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Historical Creates a Buzz as it Hits Bookshelves

Set during the aftermath of the American Civil War, Confederado do Norte tells the story of Mary Catherine MacDonald Dias Oliveira Atwell, a child torn from her war devastated home in Georgia and thrust into the primitive Brazilian interior where the young woman she becomes must learn to recreate herself in order to survive.



How World War I gave us drones

Air power harks back to Civil War-era hot air balloons and was used all over the theaters of World War I for reconnaissance, bombardment, and aerial combat.


Related Topix: Opinion

News Times

World War I, then and now

One hundred years ago the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, instigating invasions which began the following day.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England

DFW Catholic

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

Lourdes, France, Jul 28, 2014 / 10:02 am .- This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the Marian shrine of Lourdes remains "undimmed" and still invites everyone to see the "light of the Gospel," Jesus Christ.


Related Topix: France, World News

The Lebanon Daily News

10 Things to Know for Today

This May 7, 2014, file photo shows House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, joined at right by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., as he speaks during a panel on Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: Pete Sessions, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Foxx, Texas, Bill Clinton

WFAA-TV Dallas

Analysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit

The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Pete Sessions

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Why World War I gets short shrift in U.S. schools

Few, if any, probably know that 100 years ago today Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia - the first in what will be a cascade of World War I centennials over the next two weeks, each darker and bloodier than the last.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, PA), Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, War Horse, Education Etc.

Chico Enterprise-Record

World War I had impact in Butte County too

Chico area citizens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in World War I "liberty loan" campaigns such as this one in 1917.


Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Chico, CA, Cal State Chico

John Hope Bryant

Video: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Last Speech, in Memphis, Tennessee

The final part of Martin Luther King's last speech. He delivered it on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee .


Related Topix: Bill Clinton


Key World War I battle re-enacted in Poland

Actors dressed as German and Russian soldiers take part in the re-enactment of the 1914 Battle of Tannenberg in Szkotowo, Poland, Sunday, July 27, 2014, marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. .


WLOX-TV Biloxi


Actors dressed as German and Russian soldiers take part in the re-enactment of the 1914 Battle of Tannenberg in Szkotowo, Poland, Sunday, July 27, 2014, marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. .


NewsCenter 25

Michigan marks World War I's 100th anniversary

The Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing plans to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I this week with a symposium exploring its effects on the state.


Related Topix: Michigan, Autos

ABC News

Pope: World War I Should Teach Us: No More War

Pope Francis is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with an impassioned plea for people to "not repeat the mistakes of the past," urging them to embrace dialogue to overcome conflicts.


Bill Clinton to join Kentucky Democrat Grimes at Aug. rally

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Bill Clinton


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