Tar Paper Town: the origins of DuPont

In 1906, a small bustling community of about 50 tar paper-covered buildings sprang up near Sequalitchew Creek in Pierce County. This temporary development housed the families of the workers who were building a new explosives factory. From this simple beginning would spring modernity City of DuPont. The DuPont Company was founded nearly a century earlier in Delaware by a refugee ...

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The latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic

By the associated press TALLAHASSEE, Fla .– The principal of the Florida capital school on Sunday announced that masks will be required for kindergarten to eighth graders, becoming the seventh district to defy Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on these COVID-19 warrants. Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna said the district has seen positive tests for the coronavirus skyrocket since the school ...

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What is the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and why it was activated for the third time in 70 years

The U.S. military has turned to a little-used deal with commercial airlines and charter companies, whereby it can force them to supply planes to meet various operational requirements in a crisis, to support evacuations in courses outside Afghanistan. Some two dozen companies are part of this civilian reserve air fleet and agree to provide planes and crews in less than ...

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Maga’haga reign of terror | Letters to the Editor

Guam’s most recent executive decree on Mandatory Maga’haga Vaccination is expected to send shivers down the spine of everyone, whether or not they are vaccinated. Mandatory punishments for those who wish to exercise autonomy over their own bodies are nothing but a precedent for new restrictions waiting to be imposed on anyone who opposes anything that goes against the agenda ...

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WWII veteran Wesley Hart receives France’s most prestigious honor

By D. Lars Dolder, Chatham News + Record Staff Wesley Hart did not speak at the ceremony last Thursday during which he received the French Legion of Honor. He didn’t have to. The 102-year-old Chathamite’s service in WWII spoke volumes. More than 100 people gathered at New Salem Church on Old Graham Road in Pittsboro to see the Chapel Ridge ...

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Iran sets new daily COVID death record

TEHRAN – Iran has reported its highest COVID-19 death toll in a single day from the pandemic, according to state media. The official IRNA news agency said on Sunday that 684 people had died from the disease since Saturday, while more than 36,400 new cases were confirmed in the same 24-hour period. Iran’s previous daily record for deaths from COVID-19 ...

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president offers incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap | Politics

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the morning of August 22, led a delegation of leaders of the Party, State and the Fatherland Front of Vietnam to offer incense and flowers to General Vo Nguyen Giap on the occasion of his 110th anniversary of birth ...

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Obituary: Henry C. Adams – Portland Press Herald

Henry C. Adams CAP ELIZABETH – Henry C. Adams, 100, passed away peacefully at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough surrounded by his family on Friday August 13, 2021. He lived a fulfilled life that embodied “the greatest generation.” Henry was born April 18, 1921, in Providence, RI, to Carroll E. and Dorothy French Adams. He grew up in Pawtucket, RI, ...

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Visit Montreal for its big city vibe and French flair

After being deprived of travel for the past 17 months, we finally boarded an Air Canada jet and regained our joie de vivre in Montreal. This return to travel is as much a spiritual awakening as the logistics of flights, hotels, activities, tours, meals and drinks. Fitz & Follwell guide Daniel Bromberg walks past Mono Soureil’s Secret Garden mural on ...

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US claims UK judge who blocked Assange’s extradition was misled

Published on: 08/11/2021 – 15:34Amended: 08/11/2021 – 15:32 London (AFP) U.S. government lawyers on Wednesday criticized a British judge for blocking the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, questioning evidence about his mental health and accusing an expert witness of misleading the court. Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused in January to grant Washington’s request for Assange to stand trial in the ...

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