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Al Qaeda Losing Power, US Counterterrorism Chief Says

The White House has found the right formula to fight al Qaeda, Homeland Security and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said.

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LSU Shreveport Professor Named to Task Force by Lt. Governor

LSU Shreveport Associate Professor Gary Joiner has been named the chairman of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Task Force by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. Joiner was also named to the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission by Gov

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 29 – John McCain, Lea Michele and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

John McCain
Age: 75
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Being a Vietnam prisoner of war, serving as an Arizona senator since 1986, and a failed 2008 presidential bid

Lea Michele
Age: 25
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: Broadway roles in ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ and ‘Spring Awakening,’ and her portrayal of Rachel Berry on the TV musical juggernaut known as ‘Glee’

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This Day in History for August 29 – Hurricane Katrina Strikes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

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‘Understanding 9/11′ Features Complete, Archived News Broadcasts From Around the World

Many television networks will no longer air the most devastating moments of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, lest it upset the families of the thousands of people who lost their lives that day.

But Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive feels that that footage is essential as a “resource for scholars, journalists, and the public,” and has archived 3,000 hours of it, along with timelines and scholarly analysis.

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Were Historic Items Lost After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks?

When a pair of hijacked planes hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 lives were lost — and it’s now coming to light that countless documents, records, and irreplaceable pieces of art were, as well.

The missing items include letters written by Helen Keller, tens of thousands of negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by his personal photographer, and pieces from famed sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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One of the photos on display at "Remember in Shreveport When... -- The Exhibit"
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Test Your Shreveport History Knowledge!

How much do you know about Shreveport's history? You can test your knowledge at an upcoming event. The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is looking for contestants to participate in its upcoming "Shreveport Trivia Quiz

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Remember in Shreveport When…?

I got a chance yesterday to visit the Remember in Shreveport When...? exhibit at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. All I can say is...WOW! There are SO MANY items from Shreveport's history there, from photos to furniture to uniforms

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This Day in History for June 21 – John Hinckley Verdict and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – The US Constitution is ratified and goes into effect (More info)

1915 – The US Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens (More info)

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