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  • Feds nab man allegedly plotting to bomb D.C. Metro stations

    Feds nab man allegedly plotting to bomb D.C. Metro stations

    Farooque Ahmed, a Pakistani-born US citizen, allegedly attempted to provide material support to individuals he believed to be members of Al Qaeda.

  • Ted Stevens buried at Arlington

    Ted Stevens buried at Arlington

    Stevens was a World War II veteran and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He went into public service before Alaska became a state in 1959 and was appointed to the Senate in December 1968.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/25

    Sgt. 1st Class Charles Godleski, of Ellington, holds his grandson Noah Godleski after he arrives at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Wednesday. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co., Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home.

  • Claire McCaskill: As many as 6,600 US military graves mixed up

    Claire McCaskill: As many as 6,600 US military graves mixed up

    Claire McCaskill, a senator from Missouri, believes that between 4,900 and 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled on cemetery maps. Claire McCaskill is chairwoman of an oversight panel on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Reform Committee.

  • Gallery Celebrating the American flag

    Charles 'Pete' Conrad Jr. stands with the US flag on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 12 mission, in this 1969 file photo. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States at the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson.

  • Gallery Famous US monuments and memorials

    African-American Civil War Memorial: Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., this memorial is dedicated to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It features “The Spirit of Freedom,” a bronze circular sculpture, and a plaque carved with the names of those who served in the war.

  • Obama's busy Memorial Day weekend: Arlington cemetery loses out

    The Vote Obama's busy Memorial Day weekend: Arlington cemetery loses out

    The first family will spend Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, but Obama will make a day trip to the Gulf Coast on Friday. Vice President Joe Biden will lay a wreath at Arlington cemetery.

  • Opinion Rand Paul and the danger of careless rhetoric about civil rights

    Rand Paul’s simplistic assertions neglect the blood-soaked reality of the fight for civil rights.

  • Confederate History Month fight: Obama rebukes Virginia governor

    Confederate History Month fight: Obama rebukes Virginia governor

    President Obama said it was 'unacceptable' for the Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, not to mention slavery when reinstating Confederate History Month.

  • Lockerbie bombing families find 21-year anniversary a tough one

    Lockerbie bombing families find 21-year anniversary a tough one

    Families of Lockerbie bombing victims gather in Washington, knowing that the only man convicted of the crime has been released from prison for health reasons and had almost £2 million in a bank account at the time Pan Am Flight 103 went down.