1/2/2022: The Ritchie Boys
“No worries” and “circle back” among annual list of banished phrases
There are only three entries associated with the pandemic this year after it dominated last year’s list.
Capitol Police chief warns threat level is “much higher” than a year ago
Tom Manger said the department has addressed areas such as planning for big demonstrations, intelligence gathering and making sure officers have the training and equipment they need.
Winter storm system moving up East Coast for year’s first workday
It’s already prompted officials to close federal offices in D.C. and COVID testing and vaccination sites in Maryland and Virginia. Airports coping with thousands of weekend flight cancellations were seeing many more.
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More U.S. flights grounded after some 5,000 weekend cancellations
Carriers blame bad weather and COVID-caused crew shortages for frustrating holiday travelers’ trips home.
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Veterans on a mission to deliver portraits of fallen service members
“Paint Your Heroes” is dedicated to giving hand-painted portraits to families of every U.S. service academy graduate killed in action since 9/11.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tests positive for COVID-19
Austin said that his last in-person meeting with President Biden was on December 21, and that he tested negative that morning.
Biden tells Ukraine that U.S. will act “decisively” if Russia invades
The president spoke with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday amid heightening tensions in the region.
Antonio Brown “no longer a Buc” after midgame exit
Formerly one of the premiere receivers in the NFL, Brown has had multiple issues both on and off the field in recent years.
The full story of the Ritchie Boys
The Ritchie Boys were responsible for gathering more than half the actionable intelligence on the battlefield during World War II. For the many German-born Jews in their ranks, defeating the Nazis was heartbreakingly personal. Jon Wertheim reports.
The secret U.S. unit that helped the Allies beat Hitler
The Ritchie Boys were responsible for gathering more than half the actionable intelligence on the battlefield during World War II. For the many German-born Jews in their ranks, defeating the Nazis was heartbreakingly personal.
Ritchie Boy Guy Stern’s WWII mementos, a collection that helped win the war
At 99, Guy Stern is one of the last living Ritchie Boys and showed 60 Minutes some of the honors and mementos from his decorated military career.