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DC breaks ground for center at Vietnam Memorial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, says many Americans don't know anyone in the military, and that's why the nation needs an education center to tell their stories on the National Mall.
Biden joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and military families for a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday for a new education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The $85 million Education Center at The Wall will tell the stories of 58,000 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War and also will honor fallen soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The group that built the Vietnam memorial has told The Associated Press that it is expanding the scope of the planned education center to include more recent service members.
Organizers still must raise $38 million for construction.
Posted: Wednesday, November 28 2012, 08:23 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury to convene
May 20, 2013 07:59 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is preparing to convene to hear presentations on potential criminal prosecutions.
The panel is to meet Tuesday through Thursday at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office.
Officials don't publicly release which cases are going before the grand jury. The panel can investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties.
The grand jury meets monthly.
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Asian stocks rise on signs of steady US recovery
BANGKOK (AP) -- Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher today.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.