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Sisters sue New Jersey cemetery over grave mix-up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Evelyn and Hortense Edwards spent two decades visiting what they thought was their mother’s grave in a New Jersey cemetery only to discover it contained the remains of a stranger, according to court papers. Now, the sisters are suing, seeking want $25 million in damages from…

FBI looks into possible fraud at Arlington Cemetery

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating a range of problems at the top US military cemetery, including possible criminal contracting fraud and false records, The Washington Post reported. The Post said the Justice Department was investigating the mishandling of remains at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a sweeping…

Marine reservist charged in U.S. military shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Marine Corps reservist with shooting at four military buildings around Washington, including the Pentagon, and also said he appeared to be trying to build a bomb. Yonathan Melaku, 22, was charged with four counts including firing on the Pentagon and the…

President Obama honors veterans in Memorial Day speech

ARLINGTON, Virginia — President Barack Obama, in a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery, urged Americans on Monday to honor the sacrifices of their war dead by “heeding the example they set.” “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay,” Obama said…

Watch live: Obama speaks at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. EST. This live video is provided courtesy of MSNBC.com. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Libyans offer new graves as proof of civilian dead

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At a clifftop cemetery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Libyans buried their dead, killed, government officials said, by Western bombs. At an event for escorted foreign reporters, pro-government Libyans raged against western warplanes and missiles they said had spewed death over the Libyan capital at the weekend. The mourners…

Senator: 6K graves at Arlington could be wrong

Senator: As many as 6,600 graves at Arlington Cemetery could be misidentified A Senate Democrat says that as many as 6,600 graves at Arlington National Cemetery could be misidentified because managers there didn’t do their job properly. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., spoke at a hearing Thursday, where the cemetery’s former…

Army: Arlington National Cemetery misidentified, misplaced 211 soldiers’ remains

The superintendent of the premier US military cemetery has been reprimanded after an investigation found that it had lost track of remains in 211 graves, US Army officials said Thursday. The investigation by the army’s inspector general was launched in November at the Arlington National Cemetery following a series of…

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