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2010-05-28 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All across our great nation, we will gather over Memorial Day weekend to honor the memories of our fallen, those who have made the supreme sacrifice doing our nation's bidding. We will reach out to their families with our enduring gratitude for their continuing sacrifice. At cemeteries, and at our memorials, we will remember how much has been given in the name of freedom. And at 3 p.m. on Monday, we will all pause and silently reflect on the...

2008-10-07 06:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Agent Orange victims submit petition to US Supreme Court"] Hanoi (VNA) - Representatives from the Vietnam Agent Orange/ Dioxin Victims' Association (VAVA) are expected to submit a petition to the US Supreme Court at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6 (11 p.m. Vietnamese time) to request reconsideration of the US Appeal Court's verdict regarding Agent Orange victims' claims against a...

2006-03-29 07:38:11

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans and social activists from several countries demanded on Wednesday that Washington take responsibility for victims of the Agent Orange defoliant used by the U.S. military. The call for U.S. action came at the end of a two-day conference in Hanoi where deformed children were shown as dramatic evidence of the effects of 20 million gallons of herbicides, including Agent Orange, poured on the country. "We demand that the United...

2006-03-29 08:45:00

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI -- Vietnam War veterans and social activists from several countries demanded on Wednesday that Washington take responsibility for victims of the Agent Orange defoliant used by the U.S. military. The call for U.S. action came at the end of a two-day conference in Hanoi where deformed children were shown as dramatic evidence of the effects of 20 million gallons of herbicides, including Agent Orange, poured on the country. "We demand that the United States government be...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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