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The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely -- after a National Park Service employee shared two tweets that noted President Donald Trump's relatively small inaugural crowds compared to the numbers former president Barack Obama drew in 2009.<br>Screenshot via Twitter

Interior Department banned from Twitter after retweet of Trump inauguration crowd

The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely -- after a National Park Service employee shared two tweets that noted President Donald Trump's relatively small inaugural crowds compared to the numbers former president Barack Obama drew in 2009.


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Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

The new president delivered an inaugural address Friday that was straight from his campaign script — to the delight or dismay of different subsets of Americans.


Montana officials move to protect military training at Fort Harrison

The recommended addition to the growth policy, which came from a recently completed Joint Land Use Study that looked at how military operations affected nearby civilian areas, will go to the county commission for approval.

Marine veteran hiking 22 miles daily to raise awareness of suicide

Marine veteran Shane Stephens is hiking nearly two dozen miles each day to raise awareness of suicides among veterans. Stephens' daily task of hiking 22 miles represents the often-cited statistic of veteran suicides each day.


Army recruiter arrested on child porn charges in NYC

Prosecutors say a U.S. Army recruiter was arrested on child pornography charges after police tied him to 800 explicit images of children, including infants.



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Trump-tapped group presents plan for sweeping VA reforms

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, a conservative-backed group that has gained more influence since the election is renewing its effort to transfer oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities to a government-chartered nonprofit. It’s also seeking to expand veterans’ private-sector health care options.



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Navy extends comment time on plan to add jets at Whidbey

The Navy is giving people an extra month to weigh in on its proposal to increase the number of electronic attack aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.


Embattled founder of dubious Marines & Mickey charity arrested in Florida

An NCIS spokesman confirmed last year that the department was investigating John Shannon Simpson's charity. He could face a charge of Stolen Valor, a federal offense for making money off a lie about your military record.


Army recruiter arrested on child porn charges in NYC

Prosecutors say a U.S. Army recruiter was arrested on child pornography charges after police tied him to 800 explicit images of children, including infants.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Jury seated for trial of Robins airman charged with murder of pregnant fiancee

Charles Amos Wilson, 30, a support member of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is charged with premeditated murder and death of an unborn child.


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Navy extends comment time on plan to add jets at Whidbey

The Navy is giving people an extra month to weigh in on its proposal to increase the number of electronic attack aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.


Embattled founder of dubious Marines & Mickey charity arrested in Florida

An NCIS spokesman confirmed last year that the department was investigating John Shannon Simpson's charity. He could face a charge of Stolen Valor, a federal offense for making money off a lie about your military record.


Army recruiter arrested on child porn charges in NYC

Prosecutors say a U.S. Army recruiter was arrested on child pornography charges after police tied him to 800 explicit images of children, including infants.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Jury seated for trial of Robins airman charged with murder of pregnant fiancee

Charles Amos Wilson, 30, a support member of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is charged with premeditated murder and death of an unborn child.



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