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French Catalog Shows How Top Nazi Amassed Stolen Fine Art

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PARIS (AP) — France's World War II archives have helped produce an unusual art book: a catalog of more than 1,000 paintings, tapestries and sculptures amassed by senior Nazi official Hermann Goering — many of them stolen from Jews deported to death camps. It's an effort to remind modern readers of Nazi crimes, as the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles and European far right groups are stirring up nationalist sentiment. The publication Wed... more

Poland Gets Rights from Germany to Iconic WWII Song Music

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a strange twist of history, Poland on Tuesday obtained rights from Germany to the music of an iconic Polish army song that was written during a key 1944 victory against the Nazis. The song "Red Poppies on Monte Cassino" commemorates the dedication and sacrifice of Polish troops, who along with the Allies, fought in the battle of Monte Cassino, one of the most fierce and deadly during World War II. The battle opened th... more

Rural NC Tract Is Last Shortwave Site for US Broadcaster VOA

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite broadcast satellites and cell phones, the U.S. government continues to transmit that staple of Cold War spy movies — shortwave radio — from miles of transmission towers tucked away in a corner of rural North Carolina. The last Voice of America shortwave transmission station in the United States spreads across 2,700 acres eastern North Carolina's flat coastal plain, ready in a crisis to blast news to the world's re... more

Dog Stands Guard for Week Protecting Trapped Friend

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VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state animal shelter says a dog dutifully stood guard for a nearly a week on Vashon Island to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern. Tillie, a setter mix, only left Phoebe's side to try to alert people of her trapped friend. Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors says the two were found Tuesday after they were reported missing by their owners last week. Vashon Island Pet Protectors says ... more

Restaurant Apologizes to Veteran Asked to Leave Because of Dog

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A Loop restaurant has apologized to a military veteran visiting Chicago after asking him and his service dog to leave. Maj. Diggs Brown, who said he was retired from the Army Special Forces and a former city council member in Colorado, intended to eat breakfast Saturday at Cochon Volant. He said he was told he could not be in the restaurant with Arthur Barker Black, the black Lab he said helps with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and... more

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