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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
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Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
An American hero and Alabama native died
Retired US Army Colonel Ola Lee Mize was a
Marshall County native and was a key figure in the defense of "Outpost Harry"
when it was attacked during the Korean War. His actions there earned him the
Medal of Honor.
Among the many condolences that came
following news of Mize's death was from Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. In a
statement, he said, "Colonel Mize bravely protected injured comrades and held
opposition forces at bay, valiantly risking his own life for others… Alabama
has lost a true hero and his legend will grow. He was a remarkable man whose
courage on the battlefield extended to a determination to do the right thing in
all aspects of life."
Colonel Mize's Medal of Honor remains on
display in the Guntersville Museum.