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Freshmen lawmakers Reps. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. have become media sensations in their respective parties, each gaining hundreds of thousands of social media followers during their first months in the House.



Army reopens case of 2007 murder-suicide that was originally called 'friendly fire'

One gunshot wound to the chest from friendly fire — that’s the story Spc. Kamisha Block’s family was told about her Aug. 16, 2007 noncombat death in Iraq. But when Block’s body arrived back home, her family started asking questions.


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Meet Captain the cat: An Air Force unit's beloved mascot and mouse fighter

This gray-and white cat was recruited for her hunting skills and quickly made her mark on an Honor Guard unit.


US could regard cyberattack on Japan as 'armed attack,' Pompeo says

Japanese officials had been recently pressing the United States to broaden the scope of Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty to include cyberattacks, according to Japanese media reports earlier this year.



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The families left behind

In this episode we talk to Barbie Baker and Nicole Woodland, two women with firsthand knowledge of the lifestyle change that takes place after a spouse joins the world of private military contracting.

Their story might sound familiar to former military spouses — loneliness, uncertainty and a search for new meaning — but some of what they say might surprise you.


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Tokyo eyes nearby US air base for handling flights during Olympics

The Japanese government has suggested that allowing civilian planes to land at Yokota, home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, could help increase the number of flights arriving during the games.


Two brothers, both priests and military chaplains, will be buried together at Arlington

The ashes of Rev. Frank Brett, who died two years ago at 86, will be placed in the grave with his brother Rev. Robert Brett, who was killed during the 1968 battle of Khe Sanh, on Arlington National Cemetery's Chaplains Hill next week.


For servicemembers at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, deployments offer a rare chance to 'get away from it all'

About 600 soldiers and airmen live and labor on the relatively remote installation that offers few of the amenities servicemembers are used to — but to those stationed at Soto Cano, the base offers a deployment unlike any other.



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US authorities arrest former Marine for involvement in mysterious raid of North Korea's Embassy in Spain

Federal authorities arrested Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. Marine and a member of Free Joseon, a group dedicated to the overthrow of North Korea's Kim Dynasty. He is expected to appear in a federal district court in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.


New efforts mean a crash course in Italian traffic tickets for some servicemembers

Italian authorities recently complained that Americans weren’t paying or even responding to their traffic tickets. As a result, some on base said they’re receiving hundreds or thousands of euros in ticket fines at once.


Powerful Emirati crown prince listed in Mueller report

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates' day-to-day ruler, is the only world leader included in special counsel Robert Mueller's cast-of-characters index near the end of the 448-page report.


Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli

President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who is leading an offensive to take over the capital of Tripoli — the seat of the U.N.-supported government.


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US authorities arrest former Marine for involvement in mysterious raid of North Korea's Embassy in Spain

Federal authorities arrested Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. Marine and a member of Free Joseon, a group dedicated to the overthrow of North Korea's Kim Dynasty. He is expected to appear in a federal district court in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.


New efforts mean a crash course in Italian traffic tickets for some servicemembers

Italian authorities recently complained that Americans weren’t paying or even responding to their traffic tickets. As a result, some on base said they’re receiving hundreds or thousands of euros in ticket fines at once.


Powerful Emirati crown prince listed in Mueller report

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates' day-to-day ruler, is the only world leader included in special counsel Robert Mueller's cast-of-characters index near the end of the 448-page report.


Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli

President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who is leading an offensive to take over the capital of Tripoli — the seat of the U.N.-supported government.



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Two brothers, both priests and military chaplains, will be buried together at Arlington

The ashes of Rev. Frank Brett, who died two years ago at 86, will be placed in the grave with his brother Rev. Robert Brett, who was killed during the 1968 battle of Khe Sanh, on Arlington National Cemetery's Chaplains Hill next week.



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Tokyo eyes nearby US air base for handling flights during Olympics

The Japanese government has suggested that allowing civilian planes to land at Yokota, home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, could help increase the number of flights arriving during the games.


The Navy is starting to put up real money for robot submarines

The U.S. naval fleet of the future may one day include submarines without a sailor from bow to stern that prowl the depths of the ocean, navigating mine-infested waters to gather intelligence or even clandestinely drop explosives.


Army reopens case of 2007 murder-suicide that was originally called 'friendly fire'

One gunshot wound to the chest from friendly fire — that’s the story Spc. Kamisha Block’s family was told about her Aug. 16, 2007 noncombat death in Iraq. But when Block’s body arrived back home, her family started asking questions.


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Tokyo eyes nearby US air base for handling flights during Olympics

The Japanese government has suggested that allowing civilian planes to land at Yokota, home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, could help increase the number of flights arriving during the games.


The Navy is starting to put up real money for robot submarines

The U.S. naval fleet of the future may one day include submarines without a sailor from bow to stern that prowl the depths of the ocean, navigating mine-infested waters to gather intelligence or even clandestinely drop explosives.


Army reopens case of 2007 murder-suicide that was originally called 'friendly fire'

One gunshot wound to the chest from friendly fire — that’s the story Spc. Kamisha Block’s family was told about her Aug. 16, 2007 noncombat death in Iraq. But when Block’s body arrived back home, her family started asking questions.