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This Day in History: Wake Island is returned to American hands – Tara Ross

On this day in 1945, Wake Island is finally returned to American hands. The Japanese had been in possession of the island since December 1941. Wake Island had not fallen without a fight. That little island is part of a small atoll, lying about halfway between Hawaii and Japan. By the early 1940s, the United States Navy was constructing defenses…

This Day in History: The Stars & Stripes at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge – Tara Ross

On this day in 1777, the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge occurs. Some believe this battle was the first at which the Stars and Stripes were flown. Appropriate, if so? This battle was the only Revolutionary War battle to occur in Delaware—later the first state to ratify the Constitution. The battle occurred mere days after General William Howe had made the…

Six-month-old girl in critical condition after father brings her across border illegally, officials say

A six-month-old girl is in critical condition at a Texas hospital after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents apprehended her, her father and 21 other people who illegally crossed the Rio Grande into the United States, officials said Saturday. More: Six-month-old girl in critical condition after father brings her across border illegally, officials say