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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs proposed $2 billion for the Veterans Choice Program to keep it going for the next six months. The money would be stripped from other VA programs.


Servicemember charged with sexually assaulting woman in South Korea

A U.S. servicemember stationed at Osan Air Base has been charged with sexually assaulting a South Korean woman at a hotel in Seoul’s trendy Gangnam district, officials said.


Often unheralded, enlisted sailors integral to success during Talisman Saber

The sailors of the USS Bonhomme Richard remained in the thick of the action during massive, monthlong Talisman Saber drills that wrap up Tuesday off the Australian coast.


173rd troops injured in training jump are released after treatment

Eleven 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers injured during a nighttime jump in Romania were treated and released just hours after suffering minor sprains and twisted ankles, U.S. Army Europe said Monday.



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Newly restored USS Constitution is returning to the water

The Constitution, launched in 1797, has undergone waves of major repairs since the 1830s, with the most recent prior restoration being a three-year comprehensive structural project that ended in 1995 ahead of its 200th anniversary.


Suicide bombing in Kabul kills dozens, destroys shops

In the past year, the insurgents have increasingly targeted state employees and other officials deemed loyal to the government, whom they see as legitimate targets.


Trailblazing World War II pilot Dawn Seymour dies at 100

Dawn Seymour, one of a select group of women pilots during World War II whose service earned her accolades including a place in the National Women's Hall of Fame, died peacefully Tuesday at her home in New York.



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Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week

The Senate returns to Washington on Monday with its GOP leaders determined to vote this week on their years-long quest to demolish the Affordable Care Act, even though the goal remains mired in political and substantive uncertainties.


64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

North Korea is just one of many countries still dealing with the explosive legacy of major wars. In Asia alone, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and even Japan have huge amounts of unexploded ordnance left to clean up.


Turkish opposition journalists on trial for aiding 'terror'

As part of the crackdown, about 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down.


After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

The Shiite militias stepped into a vacuum when the Iraqi army largely dissolved after IS overran Mosul and pushed within 80 miles of the Iraqi capital.


New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

U.S. earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.


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Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week

The Senate returns to Washington on Monday with its GOP leaders determined to vote this week on their years-long quest to demolish the Affordable Care Act, even though the goal remains mired in political and substantive uncertainties.


64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

North Korea is just one of many countries still dealing with the explosive legacy of major wars. In Asia alone, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and even Japan have huge amounts of unexploded ordnance left to clean up.


Turkish opposition journalists on trial for aiding 'terror'

As part of the crackdown, about 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down.


After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

The Shiite militias stepped into a vacuum when the Iraqi army largely dissolved after IS overran Mosul and pushed within 80 miles of the Iraqi capital.


New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

U.S. earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.



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Trailblazing World War II pilot Dawn Seymour dies at 100

Dawn Seymour, one of a select group of women pilots during World War II whose service earned her accolades including a place in the National Women's Hall of Fame, died peacefully Tuesday at her home in New York.



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Motorcade to escort remains of Marine killed in plane crash

Dan Baldassare was among 15 Marines and a Navy sailor who died when the military transport plane slammed into soybean fields in the Mississippi Delta on July 10.


Changes to Air Force PME program prove popular with airmen

Recent changes to the Air Force’s professional military education program for enlisted airmen were met with enthusiastic praise in work centers, dining facilities, online communities, and pretty much anywhere airmen talk.


173rd troops injured in training jump are released after treatment

Eleven 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers injured during a nighttime jump in Romania were treated and released just hours after suffering minor sprains and twisted ankles, U.S. Army Europe said Monday.


Coast Guard to enforce US pot laws on water

Since Jan. 30, adult Maine residents can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering pot plants.


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Motorcade to escort remains of Marine killed in plane crash

Dan Baldassare was among 15 Marines and a Navy sailor who died when the military transport plane slammed into soybean fields in the Mississippi Delta on July 10.


Changes to Air Force PME program prove popular with airmen

Recent changes to the Air Force’s professional military education program for enlisted airmen were met with enthusiastic praise in work centers, dining facilities, online communities, and pretty much anywhere airmen talk.


173rd troops injured in training jump are released after treatment

Eleven 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers injured during a nighttime jump in Romania were treated and released just hours after suffering minor sprains and twisted ankles, U.S. Army Europe said Monday.


Coast Guard to enforce US pot laws on water

Since Jan. 30, adult Maine residents can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering pot plants.



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Army grad closing in on majors

Chris Rowley, who will turn 27 in August, is a phone call from becoming the first West Point graduate to play in the major leagues.


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Army grad closing in on majors

Chris Rowley, who will turn 27 in August, is a phone call from becoming the first West Point graduate to play in the major leagues.



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