A century and a half after his valiant death in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

There were one-of-a-kind stage props, scrapbooks, photos, an unpublished manuscript and other Houdini-related treasures. But it was a simple postcard that made Harry Lowe one very happy 8-year-old boy.
Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back.
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The operators of the Crest Theatre, including Sid Garcia-Heberger, have reached a negotiations impasse with their landlord and will end their management of K Street Mall landmark on Oct. 31, Garcia-Heberger said Monday.
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Under a new state law, more names can be added to California’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial – the names of long-deceased service members such as Navy Lt. j.g. Gregory Hodson, a pilot from West Sacramento killed in 1964 when his plane dropped into the waters of the South China Sea; but also, and more controversially, the names of service people who died of Agent Orange-related diseases decades after they returned home.
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Few know that Angel Island played a role in World War II, but docents make the period come alive.

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