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Defense Says USS Cole Attack Mimicked U.S. Ruse

The sneaky tactics used to attack the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000 were similar to a ruse the United States considered acceptable during World War II, a lawyer said Wednesday in seeking dismissal of six of the 11 charges facing the Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

08/06/2014

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Veterans Observe D-Day At World War II Memorial

The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation’s World War II Memorial that “the world would have been a very different place” had their campaign failed.

06/06/2014

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World War II Memorial Adds New Technology At Site

The National World War II Memorial in Washington is adding new technology to help connect with younger visitors to the site as the memorial reaches its 10-year anniversary.

05/23/2014

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WWII Vets Make Western Md. Their Base For D.C. Visit

About 200 elderly Midwestern military veterans and “Rosie the Riveter” factory workers are making Hagerstown their base camp for a free tour of monuments in the nation’s capital.

05/20/2014

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‘Hitler Album’ Of Stolen Art Donated To U.S. Archive

Adolf Hitler’s last known album of artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II is being donated to the National Archives to mark the anniversary of the war’s end in Europe.

05/08/2014

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5 Fort Meade Homes Evacuated After Mortar Round Is Found

Army officials say five homes at Fort Meade were evacuated briefly after a World War II-era mortar round was found during construction work.

04/03/2014

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WWII Era Mortar Discovered In Fort Meade Neighborhood

Utility workers make an alarming discovery in a Fort Meade neighborhood: an unexploded ordnance in the ground.

03/12/2014

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Real ‘Monuments Men’ Records Go On Display In D.C.

Photographs, maps and records from the real corps of soldiers known as “Monuments Men” who were tasked with protecting European cultural sites and recovering looted art during World War II are going on display in Washington, many for the first time.

02/05/2014

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Congressmen Seek Medal For WW II-Era U.S. Spy Agency

The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla raids, invented special equipment such as scuba gear and established a counterintelligence network that endured into the Cold War.

11/29/2013

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WWII Film Event Includes Used Limbs For Filipinos

A video production company is promoting its World War II documentary, “Rescue in the Philippines,” with a Capitol Hill screening that includes a donation of used prosthetic limbs to the typhoon-battered nation.

11/12/2013

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Group Launches App For World War II Memorial In D.C.

The World War II Memorial in Washington is getting a free mobile app to help teach visitors about the war, the site’s symbolism and the millions of people it honors.

11/06/2013

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Thousands Push Through Barriers In D.C. To WWII Memorial

A march to get things going again in D.C. Thousands arrived at the National War World II Memorial, pushing through barriers Sunday morning to protest the government shutdown.

10/13/2013

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