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Fariz Turkmani, left, acts as translator for Ahmad Alabood, a Syrian refugee, while answering questions from the media on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Della Lamb in Kansas City, Mo. <br>Allison Long, Kansas City Star/TNS

Syrian families flee civil war, warily make new lives in Kansas City

Nineteen rescued Syrian families now live in Kansas City since President Barack Obama made a controversial commitment last spring to bring in 10,000 of the more than 4 million refugees who have fled Syria.


Wright-Patterson considers spending as much as $60 million to restore historic base homes

The Air Force is exploring a “full gamut” of options to tear down, privatize or spend millions of dollars to renovate as many as 89 historic brick homes at Wright-Patterson, which has nearly all of the existing government-owned homes in the military branch.


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Obama opens new African American museum on National Mall

The country's first African American chief executive stood before a crowd of more than 7,000 official guests - and thousands more gathered on the National Mall - and repeated the words of poet Langston Hughes: "I, too, am America."

New rule in Nebraska could aid civilian recruitment of military police

Hiring and training new recruits can take up to a year, but the proposed rule change would allow MPs and officers from other states or federal agencies to bypass much of the 16-week training course at the state training center.


FBI dumps new batch of Clinton probe documents

Nearly 200 additional pages released late Friday from the FBI's now-closed investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server show an often-haphazard handling of sensitive information and devices by top aides who scrambled to keep their boss in the loop on important digital information.


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Obama vetoes terrorism justice legislation backed by 9/11 families; Override possible

Obama vetoed the bill on Friday, warning it could undermine the effectiveness of any U.S. government response to foreign government support for terrorism and could open the door to lawsuits against U.S. personnel in other countries.



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IG finds mismanagement, possible perjury in case of new VA hospital

Leaders behind a plan for a new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colo., agreed to a grandiose design and ignored repeated, early warnings about the costs, driving it into financial failure, according to a report issued Wednesday.



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Marines, sailors march for suicide awareness at Camp Pendleton

The suicide prevention walk was held by the 1st Dental Battalion. More than 1,000 Marines and sailors walked three miles around the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. Marine Corps Community Services set up booths providing information on resources and support programs.


Italian navy ship docks in Iran, 1st official visit by a Western naval boat in years

Iranian forces have had a series of tense encounters with U.S. naval vessels over the past year. Iran briefly detained 10 U.S. sailors in January after their boats drifted into Iranian waters.


Joint Staff general's girlfriend problem grounds career

An Army National Guard general on the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been fired from his job following an extramarital affair, and interviews and records show that he had also negotiated a job and lived rent-free in the home of a defense contractor, USA TODAY has found.


Wright-Patterson considers spending as much as $60 million to restore historic base homes

The Air Force is exploring a “full gamut” of options to tear down, privatize or spend millions of dollars to renovate as many as 89 historic brick homes at Wright-Patterson, which has nearly all of the existing government-owned homes in the military branch.


World War II Marine vets make a stop in New London during 32nd reunion

Four Marine veterans of the 7th Field Depot, hailing from Oklahoma, Missouri, New Hampshire and Connecticut, visited the Coast Guard Academy on Friday as part of their unit's annual reunion.


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Marines, sailors march for suicide awareness at Camp Pendleton

The suicide prevention walk was held by the 1st Dental Battalion. More than 1,000 Marines and sailors walked three miles around the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. Marine Corps Community Services set up booths providing information on resources and support programs.


Italian navy ship docks in Iran, 1st official visit by a Western naval boat in years

Iranian forces have had a series of tense encounters with U.S. naval vessels over the past year. Iran briefly detained 10 U.S. sailors in January after their boats drifted into Iranian waters.


Joint Staff general's girlfriend problem grounds career

An Army National Guard general on the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been fired from his job following an extramarital affair, and interviews and records show that he had also negotiated a job and lived rent-free in the home of a defense contractor, USA TODAY has found.


Wright-Patterson considers spending as much as $60 million to restore historic base homes

The Air Force is exploring a “full gamut” of options to tear down, privatize or spend millions of dollars to renovate as many as 89 historic brick homes at Wright-Patterson, which has nearly all of the existing government-owned homes in the military branch.


World War II Marine vets make a stop in New London during 32nd reunion

Four Marine veterans of the 7th Field Depot, hailing from Oklahoma, Missouri, New Hampshire and Connecticut, visited the Coast Guard Academy on Friday as part of their unit's annual reunion.



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