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    U.S. Marine in Mexican Custody

    A subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Mexico’s imprisonment of U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who had been held for more than six months after crossing the border carrying three loaded firearms in his truck. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

    Sergeant Tahmooressi’s mother, one of the four witnesses, said her son tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture, and execution, and she urged the Mexican government to release him. Republican committee members criticized President Obama for not taking action and calling the Mexican president.

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    Book Discussion on Houses of Civil War America

    Hugh Howard talked about his book, Houses of Civil War America, about the homes of notable Civil War-era figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, and Frederick Douglass. Mr. Howard spoke at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.

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