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For Daniel Torres, Memorial Day is marked with pride in his service and memories of the people he's known who have died in combat.

"I was a volunteer for Afghanistan and before I was deployed, it came to light that I was undocumented. I was unable to deploy," he says. "The guy that replaced me, his name was Cpl. Christopher Boyd. He took my spot on the Afghanistan deployment and he was killed in 2010."

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Shelves of art materials and musical instruments line the walls in a basement classroom studio. Grishelda Hogan walks the class through the day’s creative prompt. “So today’s prompt is ‘Who I was, who I am, and recovery through art.’”

It’s creative art therapy. Writing poetry, painting, sculpture — even latch hooking rugs. These veterans are finding a way to heal through art expression at the Creative Expressions studio at the VA Boston’s Brockton campus.

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The former ruler of Chad, Hissène Habré, has been found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison in a landmark trial.

The verdict was handed down Monday by an African Union-backed court in Senegal.

"It's the first time anywhere in the world, not just in Africa, that the courts of one country have prosecuted the leader of another for human rights crimes,” said Reed Brody, a lawyer from Human Rights Watch.

Brody, who has been working with the victims of Habré's regime for over 17 years, described the mood after the verdict as jubilant.

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The billboard reads, “Happy Memorial Day.” 

It so annoyed one US Marine who fought in Vietnam that he complained about it to a fellow veteran. This is a day for remembering the names and faces of those Americans who fought and died, he said.  

“Happy doesn’t seem the right word,” the Marine told retired Lt. Col John Nagl, an Army veteran of the war in Iraq who has lost friends in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Nagl says he sees things a little differently. 

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This week will meet Impressionist painter Patrick Henry. We’ll hear about the development of our coastal life saving stations. Scott Duncan will bring us the June garden planner. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about summer wildflowers along the Choptank River.

The program will discuss the slaves who served in the Union Army during the Civil War and particularly those who went to serve from the Delmarva Peninsula. Why did many of these former slaves return to the Delmarva after the war? Harold Wilson’s guests are retired Salisbury University history professor Clara Small and genealogist Teresa Neild. Because of his knowledge and particular interest in black history Delmarva Public Radio News Director Don Rush will join our discussion as well.


Many thought the issue had been settled.

But the statue of a confederate soldier in Easton known as The Talbot Boys is coming back before the Talbot County Council.

On June 7th the council will once again discuss and vote on the fate of the statue which has generated controversy in the community.

The council previously decided to keep the statue after a closed door session which state officials said violated the open meetings act.

The NAACP wants the creation of a commission the produce a new statue that would include union and confederate soldiers.

Seven bomb threats were phoned into schools on Delmarva – six in Delaware and one on the Maryland Eastern Shore.

The threats took place in the 11 o’clock hour beginning with the East Millsboro Elementary school which resulted in an evacuation.

WBOC reports that subsequent schools included Beacon Middle School in Lewes, Sunnyside Elementary School in Smyrna, Polytech High School in Woodside and Mispillion Elementary School in Milford.

In Berlin a bomb threat was also called into Showell Elementary School.

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - An official says the air traffic control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was evacuated briefly after the fire alarm went off.

Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said in an email that the airport's fire department responded to a report of a fire alarm at the tower around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and investigated. He says firefighters didn't find smoke or fire.

Dean says tower functions were suspended briefly, but personnel returned to work about 15 minutes later.

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