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Parole panel delays decision on whether to release Charles Manson follower

A two-member parole panel delayed making a decision Thursday on whether to release an accomplice of cult killer Charles Manson who is the longest-serving female inmate in California.<p>After a daylong hearing, the panel from the Board of Parole Hearings postponed a decision on whether to recommend …

9 fabulous tiny homes, all built for under $20K

During the last few years, tiny houses have been catching on in a big way: there are now television shows devoted to them, scads of blogs about them, …

The grief of losing a pet is traumatic and universal. So why don't we talk about it? | Eliza Henry-Jones

Animals are accepted as part of the family but there is an overwhelming perception that mourning their loss is not truly valid. That needs to change<p>Three weeks ago, I euthanised my 27-year-old horse, Cheque. We’d been together since I was 14 and he was – and remains – my special horse: the one I …

For a Civil War veteran and his wife, a final resting place at last

History may never know why the cremated remains of James and Irene Powers sat in storage at a Seattle cemetery for nearly a century. Those details …

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If You Love Your Dog, Buy Him This Fence Window for Christmas

Gear<p>If You Love Your Dog, Buy Him This Fence Window for Christmas<p>Gear<p>Dior Homme Has Made the World's Most Luxurious Bike<p>Gear<p>Your Morning Commute Will …

Adorable Hawaiian bungalow offers slice of paradise for just $419K

Located in Hilo, on the Big Island<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Pepeekeo, Hawaii<p><b>Price:</b> $419,000<p>Though it’s small—only 782 square feet, to be …

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Case Closed: JFK Killed After Shutting Down Rothschild’s Federal Reserve

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110 , was signed with the authority to basically strip the …

Dogs go grey with stress, just like humans

Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to stress-induced hair greying.<p>Scientists from Northern Illinois University (NIU) teamed up with an animal …

Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

Vietnam Veterans And Their Families Share Stories of Exposure, Illness And Frustration

ProPublica Reliving Agent Orange• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>Voices of Agent OrangeVietnam Veterans And Their Families Share Stories …

Vietnam Veterans

A Rare Look at the Tributes Left Behind at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Champagne and Romance Tips with Joanna Coles<p>15:03<p>Legendary photographer Steve McCurry still gets shy approaching strangers on the street<p>15:01<p>Fashion entrepreneur Amy Smilovic knows the value of "faking it until you make it"<p>13:59<p>How this police officer used his viral fame to help communities across …

Vietnam Veterans

How Two Navy SEALs Saved Their Fellow Soldiers in Vietnam

It is deeply ingrained in our military culture that we leave no one behind. At great risk and against all odds, we will do anything and everything to …

The Graves of the Marines I Lost

IN his Pentagon office, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has a picture of a war memorial in a working-class neighborhood of South Boston, his hometown. Dedicated in 1981, it commemorates local troops killed in Vietnam: 25 young men, several of them friends since …

Looking for last two pilots lost in Vietnam

History remembers them as the last two American pilots to die in Vietnam, killed when their Marine Corps helicopter went into the South China Sea …

2 Philly Soldiers Added to Vietnam Memorial Wall

Monday was a significant Memorial Day for the families of two Vietnam veterans who finally received an official honor in Philadelphia for their …

13 rare color photos of the Vietnam War, taken by the veterans who served

The Vietnam Slide Project is an ongoing archive-based photography project with the aim of sharing personal photos taken by servicemen during the …

Vietnam captain recalls trick that faked the enemy, saved lives and earned Medal of Honor

Army Capt. Paul “Buddy” Bucha faked out the enemy while leading a motley crew in Vietnam.<p>The Medal of Honor recipient was hailed as a hero after he made North Vietnamese fighters believe his 187th Infantry Regiment was much bigger than it really was. The combination of bravery and cunning helped …

Vietnam Pilot Who Saved 44 Lives Awarded Medal of Honor 49 Years Later: 'I Couldn't Leave Anyone Behind'

Four helicopter trips into a combat zone. Forty-four people saved. Forty-nine years.<p>It would be difficult to sum up Lieutenant Colonel Charles …

Military

Vietnam Veteran Charles Kettles Awarded Medal of Honor

Nearly 50 years after Lt. Col. Charles Kettles swooped in while flying a bullet-riddled helicopter and saved the lives of dozens of soldiers during the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to the retired soldier in a ceremony at the White House on Monday.<p>Kettles, who …

This Woman’s Selfless Act for a Vietnam Veteran Restores His Faith in Young People

One young woman was out last week playing the new hit game “Pokémon Go” when she came across a Vietnam veteran who reminded her what it means to be human.<p>In a Facebook post about the encounter, Kimberly Schintzius recalled being approached by a “frail looking older man on a worn out bicycle.” The …

Agent Orange: The Legacy of the Vietnam war

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, and for many it is a distant memory. But the legacy of chemical warfare lives on in the form of birth …

Vietnam War helicopter pilot to receive Medal of Honor 49 years after saving wounded soldiers

Some five decades after he led a platoon credited with rescuing dozens of soldiers pinned down by enemy fire, a Vietnam War veteran will be awarded the nation's highest military honor for valor, the White House announced on Tuesday.<p>In May 1967, Army Maj. Charles Kettles led several helicopter trips …

Washington Becomes 15th State to Find Every Photo For Their Fallen

<i>Pictured: U.S. Army PFC Edward Lindley Van Horn</i> <i>of Tacoma, Washingon, who died in 1968. Edward became the final photo found for the state of</i> …

Vietnam Veterans

70 dramatic and haunting photographs captured everyday life of U.S soldiers during the long and divisive war in Vietnam.

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Jim Northrup, Vietnam Veteran Who Wrote About Reservation Life, Dies at 73

Jim Northrup, a born storyteller, began his writing career by necessity: Sent to a government boarding school as a 6-year-old American Indian boy, he resisted assimilation by regularly exchanging letters with his family on the Minnesota reservation that would become his home again.<p>Mr. Northrup, who …

America’s great mistakes: Has everyone forgotten that the Vietnam and Iraq wars were unnecessary, stupid and destructive?

<b>U.S. Marines on a patrol 15 miles southwest of Da Nang airbase in Vietnam, May 20, 1965. (AP/John T. Wheeler)</b><p>Trump’s flap with the Khans over “sacrifice” misses a crucial question: Sacrifice for what?<p>David Masciotra<p>August 7, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It is always equally nauseating and amusing to see …

Vietnam veteran Tim O'Brien on fictionalizing his war stories

When Tim O'Brien was 22 years old, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. Although he had plans to be an academic, O'Brien …

Lawrence Colburn dies at 67; helped end Vietnam's My Lai massacre

Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67.<p>Lisa Colburn told the Associated Press on Thursday evening that her husband of 31 years was diagnosed with cancer in …