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paul and kathryn barents at their home in easton, md. (bill o’leary/the washington post)[this story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. for a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. an internet connection is required.]kathryn barents got home from work that fall night in 1967 to find somber family members gathered in the living room, and her shaken father, henry, waiting to speak with her.she feared this was about her husband, paul, a marine corps lieutenant in vietnam. they had been married only a few months, and his class had just completed the basic officer course in quantico, va., in august.ten from the class had already been killed, and she figured that paul, 23, had now been added to the list.her father brought her into the kitchen, and ...

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by — michael e. ruaneby — michael e. ruaneapril 29 at 3:57 pm2nd lt. eric craig egge, 22, of hopkins, minn., killed oct. 14, 1967, at a place that became known as “bastards bridge,” near con thien, in a bitter nighttime battle. he was one of 21 marines killed there that day.1st lt. charles yaghoobian jr., 23, of pawtucket, r.i., killed oct. 14, 1967, at the battle of “bastards bridge,” near con thien.2nd lt. larry dean bleeker, 24, of ames, iowa, killed by a sniper on oct. 26, 1967, near gio son. he had sent tape recordings home to his family. a christian, he had told his parents before he left for vietnam: “mom, dad, i want you to know . . . i’m ready to live [or] die . . . for the glory of jesus christ,” a local newspaper reported.2nd lt. leo richard schoff, 23,...

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as gov. larry hogan approached the podium in the ornate, small catholic church just blocks away from the maryland statehouse on saturday, he realized he was about to do the “toughest thing” he had ever done: publicly say goodbye to his father.“larry hogan sr. was my hero and the man that i am most proud of,” the republican governor said during the funeral mass at st. mary’s catholic church.his voice filled with emotion, hogan spoke of a father and son tightly connected through politics: “he stood up and fought, even when the odds were stacked against him. . . . he spent his entire life fighting valiantly for the things he believed in, and that, i believe will forever be his legacy.”hogan remembered his father as a scrappy politician who “ran the races and fought the fig...

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it all started with the makeover of ravindra jadeja which broke the internet then and later became a trend when other cricketers like rohit sharma, hardik pandya, ajinkya rahane and suresh raina accepted it. yes, we are talking about the #breakthebeard challenge which is going viral on the social media since several indian cricketers started flaunting their beardless faces. all of them posted a video on the social media in which they can be seen in a changed look which is nothing but going beardless from a bearded face.but then came team indian skipper virat kohli who straight away denied to accept the challenge but appreciated his teammates’ effort. and now, a cricketer turned wittiest twitterati has jumped into the league and outplayed all the handsome looking players through 140 char...

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no two ways about it, today was hot. dulles broke a daily record for high temperature (88 degrees) while bwi (90) and national (91) tied record highs. it’s the earliest we’ve reached 90 degrees since 2013, a temperature we don’t typically hit until may 17. oh, and i forgot to mention that washington is very likely to have its first april low temperature of 70 degrees or higher; we failed to fall into the 60s this morning. through tonight: record warmth has created an unstable air mass that could lead to some isolated strong or severe thunderstorms this evening, specifically from 5 to 9 p.m. around the washington area. most storms will quickly die out after sunset. overnight, mostly cloudy with an increased chance of a shower or two east of the district. another unusually warm ni...

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in the new episode of 'into it', the team is debating whether the idea of a tv watershed is outdated, in light of the complaints from 'emmerdale' viewers over a polarising rape scene which aired earlier this week.they're also discussing whether movie bosses behind sagas like 'star wars' should cave to fan theories, and sharing their views on madonna's latest instagram beef with the creators of an upcoming biopic about her life.plus, 20 years on from katrina and the waves' victory in the eurovision song contest, they're testing their knowledge of the uk's entrants from the past two decades, and how close to the top spot they managed to get.all this and more in episode 15 of 'into it', which you can listen to in full above, or click here to subscribe on itunes....

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one of the toughest events on the uk sportive calendar has been taken over by a subsidiary of tour de france organisers a.s.o., it has been announced today.the fred whitton challenge, which covers 112 miles of gruelling lake district terrain, has been run by the lakes road club and local volunteers since 1999, but has now been taken over by human race, which is itself owned by the tour de france organisers.>>> 12 of the best upcoming sportives to ridein a statement, the current organisers of the event said that the contract agreed with human race meant that the fred whitton challenge would “keep our ethos and our charitable commitments without any compromise”.paul loftus, the president of the fred whitton challenge, said that the deal was in the best interests of the long term future o...

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jeremy corbyn is a solvent, dissolving the bonds between traditional labour voters and their party. just as we saw in scotland, working class voters brought up in labour voting families, are considering putting their cross in a different box for the first time. with the emotional link to labour withered, they are looking for rational reasons to support the party. they are coming up empty.labour's lack of a sense of purpose is all the more damaging because of the context the country finds itself in. the 'just about managing' voters we spoke to in our focus groups in slough know that the country has a big task ahead, and feel they need a leader with a clear sense of direction and the conviction to go in that direction against opposition at home and abroad. compared to jeremy corbyn, theresa ...

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italian sprinter elia viviani will miss the giro d'italia for the first time since 2012, as team sky focus on general classificationwhen team sky announced their roster for the 2017 giro d’italia (may 5-28) there was one surprise omission: italian sprinter elia viviani.the 28-year-old will miss the race for the first time since 2012, and the first time since joining the british worldtour team in 2015.viviani’s absence from the race appears to go against tradition, where teams tend to pick their foremost ‘home’ riders for what is undoubtedly italy’s biggest race. viviani is a giro stage winner and 2016 omnium olympic champion, and therefore a high-profile figure. new recruit diego rosa and domestique salvatore puccio are sky’s two italian riders in the race.>>> geraint thomas gi...

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howard county authorities on saturday called off the ground search for a prisoner who escaped friday outside maryland’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital in jessup after saying they had found nothing to indicate he was still in the area.police said the investigation into the whereabouts of david m. watson, 28, remains “active” as authorities follow up on leads, including in wicomico county and delaware, where watson has ties.watson was being unloaded from a van at the hospital about 9:40 a.m. friday, when he pushed a guard to the ground and ran into woods near dorsey run road. police said he had somehow gotten out of handcuffs and a waist chain, which were found near the van.officers searched the area around the hospital through friday night and into saturday morning, but no sigh...

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