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In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

Members of World War II's 33nd Fighter Group attend a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. (Photo: Toni Frissell/Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-13245) Over the past few days, as the country reels in the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando,...Show More Summary

DPAA Accounts for Three More

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • PVT Evans E. Overbey, 93rd Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost in the Philippines on location on 19 November 1942.  He was accounted-for on 1 June 2016. From Korea • SGT […]

The Long-Lost Study That Tried To Quantify Creative Personalities

In the 1950s, a group of scientists set out to study creativity. Their subjects? Great midcentury architects, from Kahn to Saarinen. In the 1950s, the world became fascinated by creativity. World War II was over, and scientists wanted to understand subtler things about human psychology, our relationships, and our left brains. Show More Summary

Exhibition of photographs by Hunter Barnes on view at Serena Morton II

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Hunter Barnes is one of the most significant and interesting documentary photographers working in America today. His beautifully sensitive photographs document aspects of America?s disappearing sub cultures and fringe groups. The exhibition...Show More Summary

How World War II spurred vaccination innovation

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

War and disease have marched arm in arm for centuries. Wars magnify the spread and severity of disease by disrupting populations. As large groups of people move across borders, they introduce and encounter disease in new places. Often, they move into crowded, resource-poor environments that allow...

A Memorial Day Reminder of the Nature of War

My dad was in the Army in World War II. He was a dental technician in an armored headquarters group and never went overseas. But many of his friends did go overseas and saw combat. What follows are some excerpts from letters sent to my dad. Bill Zerby was attached to the 781 Tank Battalion, 7th Army, in France and Germany. Show More Summary

D.C.'s Best Bike Rides, Part II

Seven more group rides and trails to add to the list. [ more › ]

HRC Participates in HIV is Not a Crime II Conference; Advocates to End Bad HIV Laws

Last week, I attended the HIV is Not a Crime II National Training Academy in Huntsville at the University of Alabama. Positive Women’s Network USA and the Sero Project, two groups leading the fight against HIV criminalization in the U.S., organized the conference. Show More Summary

Liberation of Raqqa Similar to ‘Capture of Berlin in WWII’

The upcoming liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the terrorist group Daesh can be compared geopolitically to the capture of Berlin during World War II, member of political division of the Social-Nationalist Party of Syria, Tariq al-Ahmad said.

Eurovision Gets Eerily Political

“The singer is an ethnic Tatar, and the song seems to make reference to Soviet abuses of the group in Crimea during World War II. (‘They kill you all and say, ‘We’re not guilty,’’ she sings in the song.) There had been calls for Jamala’s disqualification that cited Eurovision’s rules banning explicitly political songs, but […]

LM & Raytheon Win $649.7M for Paveway IIs | Jordan Hosting Bienniel SOFEX This Week | SK Inducting C-130s into Service

Americas Guggenheim Securities Group has indicated strong Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for the first six months of 2016, with $29 billion in FMS cases announced by the end of April. This could be further strengthened with pending US fighter sales, which includes the long awaited approval of F/A-18s and F-15s to Kuwait and Qatar respectively. […]

Brad Beavers to Ralph Stanley II

Ralph Stanley II has added a new member to his touring band. Brad Beavers has joined the group on bass. Beavers is a native of Tazewell, VA now living in Johnson City, TN where he moved several years ago to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]

Germany Pays Pensions to Belgian Nazi Collaborators by Concealing Names

Berlin pays pension to Belgian citizens who fought alongside Nazi Germany during World War II, the president of the Groupe Memoire organization said.

This pastry puzzle is so gloriously British

LONDON — We've found the panda. We've found the cat. We've found the potato among the hamsters, and we've even found the cloaked Queen Elizabeth II in the brown and white sea of corgis. SEE ALSO: A griffin invaded this group of hat-wearing eagles. Show More Summary

Photographs exceed $1 million at Heritage Auction

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Among the offerings, The Reflections of Childhood Collection, Part II ? a group of important and rare photographs capturing the contradictions, mysteries, and even the pain of growing up ? sells for more than $526,000 in Heritage Auctions' $1M+ Photographs Auction April 17 in New York. Show More Summary

Anti-Monarchy Groups Claim Growing Support as Queen Elizabeth Turns 90

As final preparations get underway for Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday Thursday (April 21) anti-monarchy campaigners say they are "stronger than ever," despite popular support for the Queen and the younger royals.

Labor Force Participation Overview

From Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Men, as a group, have been less and less inclined to participate in the labor market since at least World War II. From 1970 to 1999, the male participation rate declined from 80 percent to 75 percent. Show More Summary

Age of Empires II Buildings, In LEGO Form

Here are some nice LEGO versions of essential medieval buildings from Age of Empires II by a group of LEGO enthusiasts. An Archery Range by Mark of Falworth and Barracks by Andrew JN above, and a few more below. Read more...

Skydance & Alibaba Pictures Set Randall Wallace To Script WWII Tale ‘The Flying Tigers’

Skydance and Alibaba Pictures are teaming on The Flying Tigers, a film about the volunteer group of U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines that defended China against Japanese forces before America entered World War II. They were conscripted into the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force. Show More Summary

Taiwan's complex relationship with Japan affects recognition of 'comfort women'

Twelve years ago, a group of activists in Taiwan realized that just a few survivors were left among the island's women taken as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II, and they resolved to open a museum about their ordeal. The "comfort women" issue has aroused passionate public anger...

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