History
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New forensics methods could help ID remains of Pearl Harbor victims

History
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 4/16/15, 04:15 pm

When Japanese torpedoes sank the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, 429 sailors and Marines lost their lives. In the years immediately following the war, only 35 crew members were positively identified and buried. The other service members’ remains were eventually interred as unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

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Archeological finds illuminate biblical history

History
by James Bruce
Posted 2/14/15, 09:30 am

War in the Middle East has threatened not only millions of people but important artifacts as well. In 2009, Swiss authorities halted the sale of a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet—a lump of clay the size of a business card—minutes before the end of its eBay auction. They feared the seller had illegally obtained it from Iraq. This year, an exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” includes a cuneiform tablet from about 15 years after the 586 B.C. conquest of Jerusalem.

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George Washington's moral leadership

History | The father of our country set a high standard for those who followed him in the presidency
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/14/15, 09:03 am

In honor of Presidents Day on Monday, we bring you the chapter on George Washington from Marvin Olasky’s The American Leadership Tradition: Moral Vision from Washington to Clinton, originally published in 1999 and now out of print. —Mickey McLean

Despite the “I cannot tell a lie” legends, few of young Washington’s neighbors saw him as a candidate for storybook sainthood. His life was a struggle to become a man of one piece, with private and public lives in harmony.

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