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January 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Kenneth Bae’s sister, mother to attend State of Union speech

WASHINGTON — The mother and sister of a former Lynnwood resident imprisoned in North Korea will attend Tuesday’s night State of the Union speech at the Capitol. Myunghee Bae and her daughter, Terri Chung, of Edmonds will be the guests of  U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. The family had traveled to Washington,…

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October 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Obama to take part in Foley memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama will take part in a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley next Tuesday at the Capitol building. Foley was a 30-year veteran of the House who died last Friday at the age of 84. Obama praised him as a “legend of the United States Congress” whose straightforward approach…

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August 22, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Slain soldier’s mother bemoans civilians’ disconnect from the war

WASHINGTON – The mother of the soldier rescued by Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter said Americans are largely indifferent and unaware of the sacrifices of the nation’s combat troops. Vanessa Adelson, whose 21-year-old son, Spc. Stephan Mace of Lovettsville, Va., died in Afghanistan of injuries he suffered during an attack…

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