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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it into the pantheon of presidential sleep spots.
  • D.C.'s International Spy Museum salutes '50 years of Bond Villains'

    D.C.'s International Spy Museum salutes '50 years of Bond Villains'
    WASHINGTON - Do you have what it takes to be James Bond? You can test yourself at the new exhibit "Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains," which just opened at the International Spy Museum. It runs through 2014. The character of James Bond was...

    Big Island's lush, isolated North Kohala nurtures music and arts

    Big Island's lush, isolated North Kohala nurtures music and arts
    HAWI, Hawaii - You don't get to North Kohala unless you mean to, or you've made a wrong turn. All the better for local musicians and artists to hide away and find their Polynesian muses. This lush district at the Big Island of Hawaii's north shore is...

    The National WWII Museum showcases tales of terror and bravery

    The National WWII Museum showcases tales of terror and bravery
    NEW ORLEANS - Marine Lt. Leonard Isaaks Jr. was killed on Feb. 20, 1945, during the battle for the Japanese island Iwo Jima. All you really need to know about his death is contained in the painstakingly printed letter found on his body: Dear Daddy,...

    Concord, Mass., is the location of famous graves - inside and out of local cemeteries

    Concord, Mass., is the location of famous graves - inside and out of local cemeteries
    CONCORD, Mass. - The "Shot heard round the world" hit and killed someone. The man who wrote that line decades later desired a simple burial and instead rests under a massively gaudy headstone. Concord is best known as the site of the first battle of...