Here are some word origins:

The word armistice is derived from the Latin armistitium, from arma, “arms” and -stitium, “stopping.” It means a temporary cessation from fighting or the use of arms, or a short truce.

And here’s a poem:

Facing It

by Yusef Komunyakaa

and here’s some news:

At least 19 die in Baghdad car bombing

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