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Vanderbilt student fatally stabbed in Israel was West Point grad, war veteran

By Susan Svrluga<p>Susan Svrluga<p>Reporter covering higher education for the Grade Point blog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Taylor Force, the Vanderbilt University graduate student fatally stabbed Tuesday in a terrorist attack in Israel, was a 28-year-old West Point graduate who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>Force, …


Despite Threat Of Sanctions, Iran Tests Missiles Marked With The Phrase 'Israel Must Be Wiped Out'

"The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2000 km is to be able to hit our enemy the Zionist regime from a safe distance."<p>DUBAI, March 9 (Reuters) - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday that it said were designed to be able to …

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School Board’s Defiant Response to Judge’s Ruling That Prayers and Bible Readings Are ‘Unconstitutional’ Sparks Cheers — but Atheists Have a Stern Warning

A California school board has announced plans to appeal a judge’s ruling last month that its members have been illegally proselytizing by reportedly sharing prayers and Bible scriptures during meetings.<p>The decision by the Chino Valley Unified School board came after a Feb. 18 ruling from U.S. …

15 Chilling Vintage Images

When we look at historical photos, we get a sense of what life was like in a previous generation. And while cameras are more widespread nowadays, …

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

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