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Nonprofit steps in to aid military death benefits during shutdown

Just as the group had done during the 16-day government shutdown in 2013, Fisher House Foundation said it would cover payments to Gold Star families that are cut off during the current shutdown.


Pence says US embassy in Jerusalem will open in 2019, far ahead of schedule

Vice President Mike Pence says the administration will advance its plan in the coming weeks and the embassy will open by the end of next year. Previous estimates had been the move would take three or four years.


Naval Surfaces Forces commander retires early amid fallout from deadly collisions

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces retired early from the service last week amid continuing fallout after a pair of ship collisions last year killed 17 sailors.




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Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

Billionaires heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual retreat at a luxurious ski resort in the Alps have every reason to be jubilant. Stock markets are at record highs, corporate taxes in the United States and United Kingdom are falling, and every major economy is growing.


Pence says US embassy in Jerusalem will open in 2019, far ahead of schedule

Vice President Mike Pence says the administration will advance its plan in the coming weeks and the embassy will open by the end of next year. Previous estimates had been the move would take three or four years.


Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism on Saturday as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington.


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Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

Billionaires heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual retreat at a luxurious ski resort in the Alps have every reason to be jubilant. Stock markets are at record highs, corporate taxes in the United States and United Kingdom are falling, and every major economy is growing.


Pence says US embassy in Jerusalem will open in 2019, far ahead of schedule

Vice President Mike Pence says the administration will advance its plan in the coming weeks and the embassy will open by the end of next year. Previous estimates had been the move would take three or four years.


Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism on Saturday as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington.



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Remains of WWII POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native's remains and bring them back to his hometown.



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Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.


Naval Surfaces Forces commander retires early amid fallout from deadly collisions

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces retired early from the service last week amid continuing fallout after a pair of ship collisions last year killed 17 sailors.


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Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.


Naval Surfaces Forces commander retires early amid fallout from deadly collisions

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces retired early from the service last week amid continuing fallout after a pair of ship collisions last year killed 17 sailors.



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DODEA-Europe sports cancelled for duration of government shutdown

All DODEA-Europe high school sports are cancelled, including practices, games and meets, until the shutdown is over, DODEA-Europe athletic director Kathlene Clemmons said in a statement Monday.


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DODEA-Europe sports cancelled for duration of government shutdown

All DODEA-Europe high school sports are cancelled, including practices, games and meets, until the shutdown is over, DODEA-Europe athletic director Kathlene Clemmons said in a statement Monday.