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Atlanta police bomb squad responds after a veteran who said he was disgruntled with the Department of Veterans Affairs set himself on fire in protest June 26 outside the Georgia Capitol. AP Photo

Air Force vet who set himself on fire to protest the VA dies of wounds

By: J.D. Simkins, Military Times Editor/Writer ~~ Investigators have confirmed that the Air Force veteran who set himself on fire on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol building in protest of the Department of Veterans Affairs has died. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced this week that 58-year-old John Michael Watts died Monday, less than […]

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President Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during their first meetings on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Trump reaffirms North Korean Nuclear Threat

Letter to Congress-order to be published in National Register June 22, 2018 ~~ President Donald Trump told Congress in a letter on Friday (June 22, 2018) that North Korea’s “provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions…continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat” to the United States. The letter, which notes the country’s “pursuit of nuclear and […]

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President Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during their first meetings on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Trump said ‘adversaries can become friends’ following historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump declared the Kim Jong Un summit a success on Tuesday that will lead to the denuclearization of North Korea, even as critics pointed out that their agreement lacks specifics and that Trump offered to curtail military support for South Korea. “Today is the beginning of […]

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With the Preamble to the Constitution in the background Dr. Tom Jordan tells the Memorial Day crowd that Freedom is Not Free.

Memorial Day brought rain, wind, honor and memories

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Wind and rain did not keep the planned Memorial Day ceremony from happening Monday. The Boy Scouts showed up at Veterans Park just as they were supposed to, ready to set up chairs. The Honor Guard and other veterans were there, as well as many from the community. When it […]

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SK Blue House released this photo showing President Moon Jae-in and government officials apparently reacting to news that President Trump canceled his planned summit with NK leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea signals it is still open to talks after Trump cancels summit

BY JESSE BYRNES AND MAX GREENWOOD – THE HILL – 5-24-18 ~~ North Korea signaled Thursday that it is still open to talks with the United States after President Trump canceled a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said in a statement broadcast by North […]

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Memorial Day Event 2018

Memorial Day Ceremony – Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park

Monday, May 28, 2018, 11:59 a.m. MEMORIAL DAY AGENDA NGHG Posting of Colors Pledge of Allegiance Posting of Wreaths, Rifle and Helmet and Boots POW/MIA Missing Man Chair Recognition Keynote Address: Dr. Tom Jordan, Rifle Salute Retirement of Colors. Last week Veteran Rob McIntyre and Veterans Park Curator Trevor McIntyre did a lot of clean-up […]

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Sen John McCain

John McCain in new book: I’m freer now to speak my mind

The senator has penned a book while coping with brain cancer. Here’s what he has to say in the final chapter of his remarkable life. APPLE NEWS REVIEW In a new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) writes that his battle with brain cancer has given him a sense of liberation to vote and speak his […]

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Bio-terror

Inside the secret US stockpile meant to save Americans in bioterror attack

WORLD NEWS Updated: April 24, 2018 – CDC Report A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes […]

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Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes in response to suspected chemical attack.

Trump launches strikes on Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack

By Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear and Ben Hubbard New York Times ~~ The United States and European allies launched strikes Friday (April 13) against Syrian targets as President Donald Trump sought to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. Trump said Britain […]

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Emma Gonzalez

Florida school massacre: Students lead fightback against US gun culture

BY JACQUI GODDARD, LONDON TIMES ~~ Children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland long for the days when the definition of adversity was a failed science experiment. After the massacre of 17 pupils and staff, it is now measured by the body count of their dead friends, by funerals, grieving families, post-traumatic stress, […]

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