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After decades of racial bias, veterans of color receive Medals of Honor

Two dozen U.S. veterans dodged bullets and grenades in military heroism, but were only Tuesday recognized with the most prestigious US combat award after being denied for decades due to racism. The Hispanic, black and Jewish soldiers served during the Vietnam, Korean and Second World Wars. Ten died during the…

Obama welcomes U.S. trade pact with South Korea

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak to welcome the beginning of a long-delayed free trade agreement, the White House said. Obama thanked Lee for “Korea’s close cooperation in getting the agreement implemented,” and stressed it was a strong example of the two country’s partnership,…