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Book review: ‘Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir,’ by Robert Timberg

By Matt Gallagher August 15 at 5:05 PM In “The Best and the Brightest,” David Halberstam’s classic account of the origins of the Vietnam War, the author recounts a 1961 conversation between Vice President-elect Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn, the speaker of the House....
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Iraq’s al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

FILE – In this Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television...
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Storm-hit Hawaii voters decide US Senate primary

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, from Hawaii’s 1st district, talks to former Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano, right, at her campaign headquarters Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu. Hanabusa is locked in a tight race with incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz in the state’s...
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Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

Drivers prepare to show cargos to journalists in a field where the aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block...
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Hundreds mourn AP video journalist killed in Gaza

Monsignor Guglielmo Borghetti, bishop of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, second from right, stands in front of the coffin of Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli, during the funeral service at the Pitigliano Cathedral, Italy, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Camilli was killed...

Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended pretty much where it started the day on Friday, at 1,955 points, down a fraction of a point....
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SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

FILE – In this March 7, 2011 file photo, trainers Joe Sanchez, left, Brian Faulkner and Kelly Aldrich, right, work with killer whales Trua, front, Kayla, center, and Nalani during the Believe show in Shamu Stadium at the SeaWorld Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla. After...
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Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

An airmen directs the loading of cargo into a Transall transport aircraft of German Bundeswehr at the airfield Hohn in Alt Duvenstedt, about 100km (60 miles) north of Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Germany sends humanitarian aid as drinking water, blankets,...
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Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

An airmen directs the loading of cargo into a Transall transport aircraft of German Bundeswehr at the airfield Hohn in Alt Duvenstedt, about 100km (60 miles) north of Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Germany sends humanitarian aid as drinking water, blankets,...
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Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

An airmen directs the loading of cargo into a Transall transport aircraft of German Bundeswehr at the airfield Hohn in Alt Duvenstedt, about 100km (60 miles) north of Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Germany sends humanitarian aid as drinking water, blankets,...