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Public Invited To Remember Last Doughboy

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Visitation for Buckles will be Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons Chapel and again from noon to 9 p.m. Monday.

Buckles will then lie in repose from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel beneath the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington Cemetery. He will be buried with full military honors in a public ceremony at 4 p.m.

With his death, researchers say only two of the approximately 65 million people mobilized by the world's militaries during the first World War are known to be alive: an Australian man and a British woman, 109 and 110, respectively.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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