Colleen Hageman

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Last of Original Group of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.<p>Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93.<p>Before hundreds of men from the …

World War II

Huge Hong Kong vigil marks Tiananmen anniversary

Tens of thousands gather in Hong Kong for the only major commemoration in China of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre<p>Tens of thousands gathered in <b>Hong Kong</b> on Wednesday to remember the dead on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the only major commemoration in</b> …

U.S. trade gap widens as Americans buy more imports

The U.S. trade gap widened to its highest level in two years as Americans purchased more imported goods and exports slowed, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Wednesday.<p>The country's trade deficit grew to $47.2 billion in April, up from $44.2 billion in March, the federal agency said. Exports …

Economy

Drought Is Becoming A Problem For The Economy

From the text:<p>"<b>Agriculture conditions proved challenging in many Districts, with drought conditions reported by some Districts</b> and excessive moisture reported in others. <b>Drought conditions existed in parts of the San Francisco District, particularly in California and Arizona, resulting in a</b> …

Iceland Is About to Get Its First Mosque

Last year, the Reykjavík City Council granted a plot for Iceland’s first mosque, and the Muslim Association of Iceland said they’re about to break ground next week. As you'd expect, everyone is pissed.<p><i>Images courtesy of the Muslim Association of Iceland</i><p>Last year, the Reykjavík City Council granted …

There Are 64 Tiananmen Terms Censored on China's Internet Today

And counting<p>Today—the day known to much of the rest of the world as the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests—is known, in China, as "Internet maintenance day." In anticipation of the anniversary, the PRC's censors have strategically shut down Internet services (Google's among them). …

A Student Leader on Tiananmen: 'Collective Memories Can't Be Killed'

"There really is no tradeoff needed between civil liberty and human dignity, and being fed," Shen Tong says.<p>On June 4, 1989, Shen Tong, then a 20-year-old biology student at China’s best university who had spent the last six weeks organizing protests in Beijing, witnessed what is now known as the …