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Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate HitlerGermany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazis — who were stigmatized for decades as traitors — as pillars of the country’s modern democracy amid growing concerns about the resurgence of the far-right. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will speak Saturday at an annual swearing-in ceremony for some 400 troops before addressing a memorial event, paid tribute ahead of the anniversary to executed plot leader Col. Claus von Stauffenberg and his fellow conspirators and highlighted their importance to modern Germany. Von Stauffenberg tried to kill Hitler with a briefcase bomb on July 20, 1944, during a meeting at his headquarters in East Prussia.



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Putin bestows top state honors on sailors killed in submarine fire

Putin bestows top state honors on sailors killed in submarine fireRussian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bestowed top state honors on 14 sailors killed in a fire on a secret nuclear submarine in recognition of what the Russian military has called their outstanding bravery. The sailors were killed on Monday when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defense ministry has said. Putin, in a decree published on the Kremlin’s website on Friday, gave four of the dead submariners Russia’s highest state award – the title of Hero of Russia.



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Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremonyLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed.



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Vigil honors victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

Vigil honors victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IllinoisThe Aurora Prayer Coalition and area churches hosted a vigil at the Henry Pratt Co., where a shooting took place Friday.



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French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

French city honors victims of Christmas market attackPARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.



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Pittsburgh honors synagogue brothers in life and death

Pittsburgh honors synagogue brothers in life and deathMuch loved brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal, inseparable in life as in death, were treasured members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, remembered as the sweetest souls and devoted to the synagogue where they were killed. Aged 59 and 54 respectively, Cecil and David, were the youngest of the 11 worshippers killed. The brothers lived in Squirrel Hill, the heart of the Jewish community in the former steel-making town, where they were constant fixtures, meeting and greeting neighbors, and never missed a service at Tree of Life synagogue, where they were brutally killed at Shabbat services.



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'Tower of Voices' Memorial Honors Flight 93 Passengers Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

'Tower of Voices' Memorial Honors Flight 93 Passengers Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11The 93-foot structure contains a wind chime for every passenger who was on board



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Kate Spade brand honors its late founder at New York fashion show

Kate Spade brand honors its late founder at New York fashion showOn a glitter strewn runway, models glided by sporting a host of flowy dresses and separates rendered in the pastels and playful prints.



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'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring Eulogy

'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring EulogySen. John McCain will be honored with a memorial in Arizona on Thursday. Former Vice President Joe Biden will pay tribute.



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Graduation ceremony at Florida school honors 4 slain seniors

Graduation ceremony at Florida school honors 4 slain seniorsSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February's gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in the attack.



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