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What Colin Powell's death means about vaccines

Colin Powell, the nation’s first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state, a four-star general, and Iraq war supporter, has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. He was fully vaccinated. Already, right-wing pundits are using Powell’s vaccination status to question the effectiveness of vaccines and rail against mandates.
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Kingsport resident reflects on time with Gen. Powell

KINGSPORT — Longtime Kingsport resident Orvel Bond remembers Gen. Colin Powell as a good man, a smart officer and one who was fair to the enlisted men. Bond, 95, served in the Army during the time Powell served, and they both were stationed in Germany in the early 1960s. In light of Powell’s passing earlier this week, Bond sat down with the Times News to talk about his time in the military and his memories of the famous general.
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Longview News-Journal

Knapp: Powell lied, people died

On Oct. 19, 96-year-old Irmgard Furchner appeared in a German court to answer charges of aiding and abetting 11,412 murders. The murders took place between 1943 and 1945 at the Stutthof concentration camp, where a much younger Furchner worked as secretary to the camp’s commandant. A day before Furchner’s indictment,...
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'I'll show you!' Remembering Colin Powell and 'America's problem'

In his 1995 autobiography, Colin Powell wrote about facing racism at the beginning of his military service. After he died last week at age 84, I reflected on one paragraph from that book in particular. Powell wrote:. “I wanted, above all, to succeed at my Army career. I did not...

Matthew Adam Chikosky

SHARON — Matthew Adam Chikosky, 79, passed away Friday (Oct. 22). Matt grew up in the Shenango Valley. He attended the former St. Adalbert’s Parochial Grade School and graduated from Sharon High School and Youngstown State University. A ROTC graduate, he was commissioned a U.S. Army Lieutenant in 1969. Matt...

The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat on the Back of Lies and Pentagon Propaganda

On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car outside his home in a residential neighborhood of Kabul. The lethal strike killed Ahmadi and nine members of his family, including seven children, five of whom were younger than 10. The children had come outside to meet Ahmadi as he returned home from his job at an American NGO where he distributed food to Afghans displaced by the war. He and his family had applied for refugee resettlement in the United States.

Gen. Colin Powell memorial information released

WASHINGTON — A memorial service for former Gen. Colin Powell will be held on Nov. 5 at the Washington National Cathedral. The service will be by invitation only and will have limited seating, Peggy Cifrino said in a statement, according to The Associated Press. It will be held at noon,...
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Matthew Adam Chikosky, Hermitage, PA

HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Matthew Adam Chikosky passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the age of 79. Matt grew up in the Shenango Valley. He attended the former St. Adalbert’s Parochial Grade School and graduated from Sharon High School and Youngstown State University. An ROTC graduate, he was commissioned a US Army Lieutenant in 1969.
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Transcript: Zalmay Khalilzad on “Face the Nation”

The following is a transcript of an interview with Zalmay Khalilzad, Former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation that aired Sunday, October 24,2021, on “Face the Nation.”. MARGARET BRENNNAN: The chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s victory there has left many questions about whether Americans are actually safer...

Colin Powell: A trailblazing soldier and statesman

Colin Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, was a trailblazing soldier and statesman. Powell died of complications from COVID-19 at age 84. He had been vaccinated, but his family said his immune system had been compromised by multiple myeloma, a blood cancer for which he had been undergoing treatment.