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In World War I’s Final Hours, a Terrible Toll

November 11, 2018 |

Augustin Trebuchon is buried beneath a white lie. His tiny plot in Vrigne-Meuse, France is almost on the front line where the guns finally fell silent at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after a four-year war that had already killed millions. A simple white…
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WaPo Reluctantly Runs Khashoggi’s Final Column

October 18, 2018 |

Jamal Khashoggi’s final column for the Washington Post “perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world”—”a freedom he apparently gave his life for,” writes Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah. She says the newspaper delayed publishing it because they hoped Khashoggi would return and edit…
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Newly Engaged Jogger’s Final Outfit: Her Wedding Dress

September 21, 2018 |

The funeral for a 35-year-old woman stabbed to death in an apparently random attack in Washingont, DC, this week will have a poignant twist: Wendy Martinez will be buried in her wedding dress, reports CBS News . Martinez had just gotten engaged a week ago, and she and mom Cora Martinez…
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Serena Williams fined $17,000 for violations during US Open final

September 9, 2018 |

Serena Williams was fined $ 17,000 for three code violations during Saturday’s U.S. Open final.
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Serena Williams Goes Off on Chair Umpire in U.S. Open Final Loss

September 8, 2018 |

Serena Williams erupted on the court during the U.S. Open final … but it didn’t help her win. Serena confronted the chair judge after receiving a coaching violation early in the second set Saturday … telling him she doesn’t cheat to win. But,…

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Naomi Osaka Wins Final After Serena’s Meltdown

September 8, 2018 |

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the US Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title, the AP reports….
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Why John McCain Chose His Final Resting Place

September 3, 2018 |

John McCain was laid to rest Sunday at the cemetery at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., a choice the AP called “as deliberate as the other details of his procession .” Instead of spending eternity in Arlington Cemetery where his admiral father and grandfather are buried, the war hero…
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Aaron Hernandez’s Final Note to Fiancee: ‘I’M BEING CALLED!’

August 25, 2018 |

Three handwritten suicide notes were left behind by Aaron Hernandez in his Massachusetts jail cell on April 19, 2017, though only one of the notes had been previously made public . Those letters—to attorney Jose Baez, to Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins, and to the former Patriots player’s young daughter, Avielle…
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A Woman’s Final Note to All Doctors in Her Obituary

August 6, 2018 |

When a terminal cancer diagnosis finally came, Ellen Maud Bennett was given only days to live. The 64-year-old of Victoria, BC, spent them eating lobster and shrimp-wonton soup and boasting, “I look so good for someone almost dead!” Her much-lauded obituary published this month, however, called out something that had…
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On Final Day at British Open, Tiger Is on the Prowl

July 22, 2018 |

For 20 minutes on a Saturday afternoon at the British Open, Tiger Woods’ name was back atop a leaderboard at a major and Scotland was buzzing. Not much in golf compares with Woods on a charge. So when he rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, stiffed an…
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