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Retired soccer star Abby Wambach to be inducted into Hall of Fame: 'It means that I'm officially a has-been'

By Lucia Suarez Sang

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach – one of the most prolific soccer players in the world with a record 184 goals in 256 international appearances – has been selected for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Tara McClary Reeves: This Memorial Day, remember Ralph Johnson, who traded his life for your freedom

By Tara McClary Reeves

Every year, the approach of Memorial Day is heralded by advertisements for weekend appliance sales, vehicle discounts, and mattress price drops. Many Americans celebrate it with backyard barbecues, family road trips, or by opening their swimming pools. For most, it has become little more than an unofficial signal of summer’s arrival. But for me, the last Monday of May is one of the most important dates on America’s calendar.

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Soldier seen placing flag at Tomb of Unknown Soldier during torrential rain

By Robert Gearty

An “Old Guard” soldier who was photographed placing a small American flag at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a severe thunderstorm is drawing notice ahead of Memorial Day.

Walter R. Borneman: Memorial Day -- Remembering when blue stars turned to gold

By Walter R. Borneman

During World War II, one could walk down any street in America – from row houses on the west side of Cleveland to farmhouses scattered across the plains of Kansas – and see Blue Star banners hanging in front windows.

WWII Navajo Code Talker John Pinto dies at 94

By Joseph Wulfsohn

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II and a long-serving New Mexico state senator, died Friday at age 94. 

Retiring mailman’s heartwarming sendoff goes viral

By Talia Kaplan

Beloved U.S. Postal Service employee Floyd Martin, who retired Thursday, has been delivering mail to the same community of residents in Marietta, Ga., for more than two decades. On his last day, a local journalist joined him on his route and the heartwarming sendoff has gone viral.