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President Barack Obama posthumously awarded black and Jewish World War I veterans medals of honor Tuesday, saying it was "never too late to say thank you" after decades of muted acknowledgement of their heroism. Almost a hundred years after a gravely wounded African-American soldier called Henry Johnson repelled an 12-strong armed German raiding party using only a bolo knife, he received America's highest military honor. President Barack Obama oversaw a White House ceremony dedicated to the memory of the private who suffered 21 wounds and died, penniless and an alcoholic, a decade after events on the Western Front on May 15, 1918.
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, a testament to his ability to survive civil wars, sanctions and an international war crimes indictment.