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New Burial Rules Seek to Extend Arlington Cemetery Lifespan

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — In an effort to save dwindling space, the Army is proposing new rules to limit who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Under the current rules, the cemetery would run out of space by the mid-2050s, the Army says. The proposed restrictions would preserve the...

Bay Area School District Changing Name Tied to Confederacy

SAN RAFAEL — The Dixie School District board voted Tuesday night to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery. Trustees voted 3-1, with one abstention, to change both the name of the San Francisco Bay Area district and the name of...

AP Journalists Win Pulitzer for Coverage of Yemen Civil War

NEW YORK — A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year uncovering atrocities and suffering in...

Cyclorama to Be Unveiled Again Amid Diverging Views of Past

ATLANTA — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians say. Atlanta's...

Aid Group: 85,000 Children May Have Died of Hunger in Yemen

CAIRO — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of...

Yemeni Rebels Say They Will Halt Rocket Fire at Saudi Arabia

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that they will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the latest push to stop the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country. But the rebels also said they had...

US Has the Power to End the War in Yemen

Blinded by its obsession with Iran, the Trump administration is perpetuating an unwinnable civil war in Yemen and undermining the likelihood of a political settlement, writes Mohammed Buzzi in The Atlantic. Mohammed is the former Middle East bureau chief for Newsday. "In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly (last) week,...

Republicans Join Democrats in Wanting US Out of Yemen

The push to end American support of the civil war in Yemen is gaining bipartisan traction in Congress. The legislation introduced Sept. 26 includes three Republican co-sponsors: Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Walter Jones of North Carolina, and Raul Labrador of Idaho. “Congress never authorized military action in Yemen as our...

Saudi Coalition Airstrike in Yemen Kills at Least 29 Children

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus driving in a busy market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing least 50 people including children and wounding 77, Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV said citing rebel Health Ministry figures. The Saudi-led coalition, meanwhile, said...

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