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First day of the Allied invasion of France in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II

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Normandy landings: First day of the Allied invasion of France in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France from Nazi control, and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.


'I’m going to do it until I’m 100': At 98, D-Day vet Tom Rice parachutes again

Tom Rice, a 98-year-old World War II veteran, landed a tandem jump commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands.
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98-year-old veteran is still leaping out of planes

Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100. (Sept. 19)
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US military digs up farmer’s field to search for remains of missing WW2 airman [Video]US military digs up farmer’s field to search for remains of missing WW2 airman

The US military has dug up a farmer’s field in Essex to search for the remains of a Second World War airman who is unaccounted for after his plane crashed and exploded. The B-26 Marauder bomber took..

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98-year-old D-Day veteran continues to parachute on Operation Market Garden anniversary

Tom Rice, a 98-year-old World War II veteran, landed a tandem jump commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands.  
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U.S's oldest living WWII veteran celebrates his 110th birthday

This year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion in Normandy that ultimately led to Germany's surrender. Today, about 500,000 American WWII veterans who served in Europe, the Pacific and..
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American returns home from detainment in Syria; Relic from Normandy invasion returns home.
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Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony.
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From Hollywood fashion to the moon: Summer 2019's best American museum exhibits

Museums are focusing on the anniversaries of the moon landing and D-Day as well as baseball cards, fashion, Mickey Mouse, mummies and movies.
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95-year-old WWII vet crossing U.S. to raise money for Navy ship

Our series A More Perfect Union aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment we meet Ernie Andrus, who is running from coast to coast to raise..
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99-year-old World War II veteran recalls Normandy experience

Steve Melnikoff, a 99-year-old World War II, shares his Normandy experience in the days following D-Day.  
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6/6/19: Red and Blue

Negotiating with Mexico to avoid Trump's tariffs; Trump honoring D Day vets on 75th anniversary
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President. Trump, World leaders commemorate D-Day; Invasion veteran parachutes into Normandy
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'I always loved you': D-Day veteran reunited with French love, 75 years later

K.T. Robbins thought he'd never see Jeannine Ganaye again. During the D-Day anniversary, the two reunited 75 years after falling in love in France.  
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He Couldn’t Talk About What He Saw in World War II. So He Painted It.

The aristocrat-turned-commando Guy de Montlaur was a hero of the French liberation. His paintings of D-Day depict scenes that haunted him his entire life.
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Maher celebrates anniversary of women getting vote, calls it GOP D-Day

When it comes to women's rights, how far has the U.S. come? How much farther do we have to go? Take a look in Best of Late Night.
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AP Top Stories 9 P

Here's the latest for Sunday, June 9th: Protesters flood Hong Kong streets; Japan's finance minister warns of global growth disruption; Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter returns to Sunday school after..
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 6/9

This week's "Sunday Morning" hosted by Mo Rocca features Rocca's cover story on the "Lavender Scare," the federal government's decades-long policy of purging homosexual government employees. Plus: Chip..
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Reporter's Notebook: Commemorating D-Day

Margaret Brennan reflects on this week's commemorative events in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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Gen. Eisenhower and the D-Day invasion

David Eisenhower, grandson of the general who commanded the greatest military operation of history's most terrible war, talks with David Martin about the legacy of D-Day, and of the decisions made and..
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His grandfather's war: David Eisenhower on the general and D-Day

How Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander of the 1944 invasion of Normandy, made the decision that would help free the continent from Nazi occupation
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The last of the best: A reporter reflects on D-Day anniversary

This year's anniversary was more than a ceremony. It was a chance to say thank you, before it's too late
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Best of Late Night: Comics take a look at Trump, vet on D-Day anniversary

A vet jumps out of a plane and Trump unleashes some odd explanations. Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel take a look.
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U.S. President Trump leaves Ireland to end European trip

U.S. President Donald Trump left Ireland on Friday to return to Washington following a five-day trip to Europe that also included a state visit to Britain and a stop in France to mark the 75th..
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Trump signed the D-Day proclamation at the top. Macron, Merkel, other leaders signed at the bottom

President Donald Trump signed the D-Day proclamation at the top. Other world leaders signed at the bottom, as is customary.
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The World War II Stories I Shared With My Father

For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a Times reporter reflects on how books about World War II brought him and his father together.
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D-Day veteran returns to Normandy for his final years

Hundreds of D-Day veterans traveled thosands of miles to Normandy to be there for the 75th anniversary of the historic attack. But the trip was much shorter for one American. Mark Phillips has his..
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Widow fights for husband's recognition as D-Day war hero

For years, a widow has been fighting for recognition of her late husband’s heroism during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was one of an estimated 1 million African Americans who served in World..
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Trump expresses "undying gratitude" to D-Day veterans

While marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, President Trump honored the men who fought and died in Normandy. He also paid tribute to those who fought alongside Americans. Paula Reid reports.
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Fallen heroes remembered on 75th anniversary of D-Day

The D-Day invasion 75 years ago was the largest military operation by sea and air in history. Now, D-Day veterans are being honored for their heroism. Anthony Mason reports from Normandy.
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D-Day, Mexico, French Open: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Patriots' Joe Cardona promoted to lieutenant in the Navy

Patriots long-snapper Joe Cardona was promoted to a lieutenant rank in the U.S. Navy on Thursday morning as part of 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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D-Day survivor moved by Trump tribute

When President Donald Trump singled out 98-year-old Ray Lambert in his Normandy speech at the 75th-anniversary commemoration of D-Day, the WWII survivor took it as a tribute for all the men who fought..
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'He can be a statesman': Trump's Normandy speech well-received by critics, Scarborough says, 'I hope he means it'

Trump received good reviews for a D-Day speech that fulfilled some of a president's most solemn duties: Honoring the dead, revering the survivors.
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D-Day at 75: Veterans, memory of fallen honored

With somber remembrance, President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and veterans at the Normandy American Cemetery in France to honor those fought 75 years ago on D-Day, the assault..
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Pence lauds 'Bedford Boys' on D-Day anniversary

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, and paid tribute to the "Bedford Boys" and all veterans who fought to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany. (June..
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Normandy ceremony honors D-Day heroes 75 years later

World leaders gathered in France to honor the Allied forces who landed on Normandy beaches 75 years ago. At least 170 aging veterans who took part in the operation in 1944 returned to reflect on the..
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D-Day veteran brings wife to Normandy to share memories

Vern Ollar, now 97, was 22 when he landed at Omaha Beach, the site of the worst American carnage of the Normandy landings
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D-Day historian: "Everything was at stake" in iconic operation

"Every month [World War II] extended it was more death, more mass murder, starvation. The situation couldn't have been more dire"
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Macron helps veteran to his feet, Trump gets a salute: Key moments from Trump's D-Day address in Normandy

In a sobering speech, Trump told the stories of American soldiers and other key figures who helped make the D-Day invasion at Normandy a success.
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US, France praise close ties on D-Day anniversary

France wants the D-Day commemoration to showcase its long friendship with the United States, but relations are strained as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron meet on the..
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Andy Rooney on D-Day: "A day unlike any other"

Back in 2004, the 60 Minutes commentator, who had been a war correspondent during WWII, remembered what he saw on Utah Beach 75 years ago
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Trump to D-Day vets: "Your example will never grow old"

President Trump spoke at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, honoring veterans who risked their lives for the freedom of the allied nations. Watch his full..
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