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D-Day veteran, 101, heads to France for 80th anniversary of Normandy landings

World War Two U.S. Army veteran Jake Larson is 101 years old and a survivor of D-Day, history’s largest amphibious invasion on June 6, 1944, and he is heading to France for the 80th anniversary to honor the brothers-in-arms who did not make it home. Sitting in his home in Martinez, California, alongside photos and mementos from his years in …

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Missing Colorado hiker, 23, found dead in Rocky Mountain National Park after suffering 'significant fall'

Search crews have found the body of a 23-year-old hiker who vanished earlier this week while scaling the tallest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lucas Macaj was recovered on Mills Glacier near Longs Peak, the park announced late Thursday night, with initial investigations indicating “he took a significant fall.” “Rocky Mountain National Park rangers completed an on-scene investigation and …

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Colorado Army National Guard joins search for missing hiker in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Colorado Army National Guard has joined the search for a 23-year-old hiker who has vanished inside Rocky Mountain National Park while scaling its tallest peak. Lucas Macaj of Colorado Springs remains missing Thursday after he was last heard from early Sunday afternoon “when he texted a friend indicating that he was on the summit” of the 14,259 ft. Longs …

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Hochul silent as pressure grows for National Guard to break up Columbia's anti-Israel throng

Democrat New York Gov. Kathy Hochul refused to send in the National Guard on Monday to quell anti-Israel protests at Columbia University, despite mounting pressure from lawmakers and experts saying she has the legal justification, if not the obligation, to do so. The NYPD also has yet to take action on campus as tensions continued to rise on the eve …

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Nikki Haley welcomes husband Michael home from National Guard deployment: 'End of a year-long prayer'

Former presidential hopeful Nikki Haley and her family welcomed husband Michael home today after a year-long deployment with the South Carolina Army National Guard.The former South Carolina governor, United Nations Ambassador and Republican presidential candidate shared the photos on her X account with the message, “That moment when you finally take a breath…It’s been a long year but even longer …

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Massachusetts National Guard members kick off the 128th Boston Marathon

A group of Massachusetts National Guard members early Monday crossed the Boston Marathon start line painted in honor of the town that has hosted the marathon for the past century, launching the 128th edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Race Director Dave McGillivray sent the group of about 30 people off shortly after 6 a.m. He …

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Former Air National Guardsman allegedly defected to Russian military after child porn charges

A former Air National Guardsman facing child pornography charges defected and joined the Russian army in its war against Ukraine, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office alleges. Wilmer Puello-Mota, 28, a former security forces technical sergeant with the Massachusetts Air National Guard, allegedly fled the country following charges of possession of child pornography. “We are aware Mr. Puello-Mota left the …

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Meet the American who led 77 Minutemen against 700 Redcoats at Battle of Lexington: Captain John Parker

Captain John Parker and 77 armed Americans stood on Lexington Common on what revolutionary Samuel Adams proclaimed “a glorious morning for America.” It was April 19, 1775. The “shot heard ‘round the world,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson later called it, was about to ignite the American Revolution and change world history forever. Parker was 45 years old and riddled with …

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NYC subway violence sees 3 stabbings in 1 day as man is fatally pushed in front of train in separate incident

Criminals are continuing to unleash bloodshed on innocent New York City subway riders going about their daily lives, with violent transit crime becoming almost a daily occurrence. On Monday, a deranged criminal with a long rap sheet shoved a 54-year-old man onto the tracks in Harlem, with the victim then being struck by an oncoming train, according to police. It …

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