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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Civil War's toll created Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. - Arlington National Cemetery's hallowed ground honors American soldiers from many wars. But as Arlington marks its 150th anniversary this year with tours and events, historians ...
By Matthew Barakat

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Arlington Cemetery debuts interactive map

WASHINGTON — Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there.
By Matthew Barakat

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012

Progressive insurance on defensive

The Progressive Corp. insurance group is defending itself against negative publicity after it tried to avoid paying $75,000 to the family of a client killed in a car crash and tried to blame the ...
By Matthew Barakat
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Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation
Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.