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In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama participates in a receiving line with the Saudi Arabian King, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions. The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate with, including curtailing official contacts, pulling billions of dollars from the U.S. economy, and enlisting its lockstep Gulf allies to scale back counterterrorism cooperation, investments and U.S. access to important regional air bases. <br>Carolyn Kaster/AP

Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort

Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions.


Congress divided as shutdown again threatens troop pay

Call it déjà vu all over again – Congress is risking a government shutdown that could freeze troop pay and squeeze civilian defense workers, this time over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.


Military: No mustard agent used in Islamic State attack on US troops in Iraq

An Islamic State group rocket launched at American troops on a base in northern Iraq last week did not contain mustard agent, a U.S. military spokesman announced Tuesday, reversing the Pentagon’s initial assessment of the attack.

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Revisiting massacre site helps veteran feel whole, but one year later, he's still haunted by what-ifs

Veteran Chris Mintz has yet to make peace with the spotlight after Oregon shooting


Air Force major completes swim across English Channel

Air Force Maj. Casey Bowen fulfilled his dream of swimming across the English Channel Monday, completing the 21-mile distance to France in 12 hours 9 minutes.





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UN criticized for failure to stop hospital attacks

The U.N. Security Council came under sharp criticism Wednesday for its failure to implement a resolution aimed at protecting medical facilities and staff in conflict zones from Syria to Yemen and Afghanistan.



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