Donald Rumsfeld, Architect of War in Afghanistan, Is Laid to Rest

In a quirk of timing, the two-time former defense secretary’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday seemed to serve as a kind of coda to America’s 20-year lost war.

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Obama, Bush and Clinton Accompany Biden to Arlington National Cemetery

In a show of solidarity with former leaders, President Joe Biden paid his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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Ginsburg Expected to Lie in Repose at the Supreme Court

Plans for a commemoration and services have yet to be made final, but large crowds are expected to pay their respects for a justice who became a feminist icon and liberal hero.

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The Confederate Monuments We Shouldn’t Tear Down

Removing statues that glorify the Confederacy from public spaces is one thing. Our history is another.

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Even on Memorial Day, ‘You Can’t Escape’ Coronavirus

At beaches, seaside arcades and other attractions, many people hoped to turn the page from the past few months. But neither the weather nor the pandemic made that easy.

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He Died at War. The Pandemic Gave Me Time to Grieve.

My partner, Diego Pongo, was killed in Iraq in March. More than two months later, the pandemic has paused everything, including his funeral.

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