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New York artist Joseph Schuster with one of his 'paintings' of the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)
New York artist Joseph Schuster with one of his 'paintings' of the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)
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Marines: Man in Iwo Jima flag raising photo misidentified

One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday after conducting an investigation prompted by the claims of two amateur historians.

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In this Nov. 13, 2013, file pool photo, steel beams and a glass wall on the exterior of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool, File)
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NATO breeds frustration, but is vital tool in IS fight

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, in interviews this week, suggested the U.S. should scale back its role in the alliance nearly seven decades after it was launched in the aftermath of World War II. Complaining that America is spending too much money on NATO, Trump said that the financial burden has to change.

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New York vet gets Purple Heart 70 years after WWII battle

A 90-year-old New York man wounded by Japanese fighter planes in World War II has been awarded a Purple Heart-- 70 years after rescuing a fellow sailor.

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Barack Obama speaks at a reception for the nation's mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama to honor 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust

Obama was joining Jewish leaders at a ceremony Wednesday at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, where the Righteous Among the Nations medals are to be presented posthumously.

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72nd Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack Commemorated In Hawaii
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Remembering Pearl Harbor and those who served in WWII

Sunday, December 7th marked the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This attack caused the US to enter World War II.

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This 1945 file photo of children in concentration camp uniforms includes Martha Weiss, then 10, sixth from right, at Auschwitz. (AP Photo)
This 1945 file photo of children in concentration camp uniforms includes Martha Weiss, then 10, sixth from right, at Auschwitz. (AP Photo)
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Germany to provide funds to Nazis’ child victims

BERLIN (AP) -- Child survivors of the Holocaust will receive additional financial assistance from the German government to help with increasing problems stemming from malnutrition and psychological trauma inflicted by the Nazis, under a new agreement worth an estimated $250 million.

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AP Flashback: D-Day, June 6, 1944

The newsflash came on a slip of paper in a red-and-white striped courier pouch: "EISENHOWERS HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE."

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Paul Wittmer, above, compiled biographical information on men lost on submarines during World War II producing a six-volume book. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Paul Wittmer, above, compiled biographical information on men lost on submarines during World War II producing a six-volume book. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Missouri Man Chronicles Losses on WWII Submarines

Serving aboard an American submarine was one of the most dangerous assignments in World War II, with nearly 1 in 5 crew members losing their lives somewhere in the ocean depths.

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Flags In NJ to Fly at Half-Staff Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags to fly at half-staff on all state buildings to mark the passing of a New Jersey veteran who had been the oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor.

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Monument to "comfort women" in Palisades Park (WABC-TV)
Monument to "comfort women" in Palisades Park (WABC-TV)
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WWII Korean “Comfort Woman” Visits NJ Monuments

A Korean woman who was among those forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II is visiting two New Jersey memorials to so-called `comfort women' that were built to honor their struggle.

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