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Several U.S. presidents have traveled to the 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long buffer zone that divides the Korean Peninsula. The tense border, fraught with danger and symbolism, provides the perfect backdrop for a show of resolve against the North.



Pentagon: Troops never left battlespace in Niger during nearly two-day search for missing soldier

The U.S. military is searching for answers into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed two weeks ago in an ambush in Niger as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis conceded Thursday that little about the attack is known.


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Plan to replace ‘Choice’ also will modernize VA health system

Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans service organizations will begin to spar this month over final details of a plan that not only will replace the much-maligned Veterans Choice program but empower VA to modernize large parts of its health care system.


Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.



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Advocates fight for Desert Storm memorial site near National Mall

Retired four-star Army Gen. Ronald Griffith made an impassioned case Thursday for the new National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial to be placed near the National Mall, adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Former Yokota High student aims to raise awareness about ‘limb-different’ kids

Camden Whiddon was diagnosed with Amelia-phocomelia syndrome — a disorder that leads to malformed or missing limbs. His mother is using his story to raise awareness of the challenges faced by disabled kids.


Ahoy! 'Old Ironsides,' world's oldest warship, sailing again

Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.



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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.


Presidential visits to DMZ send strong signal to North Korea

Several U.S. presidents have traveled to the 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long buffer zone that divides the Korean Peninsula. The tense border, fraught with danger and symbolism, provides the perfect backdrop for a show of resolve against the North.


Germany raises highway fines for rubbernecking, blocking emergency vehicles

Getting stuck in a traffic jam on the German autobahn might cost more than just time and heartache under a new German law that significantly raises penalties for failing to open up the middle lane for emergency vehicles.


Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition.


Pentagon: Troops never left battlespace in Niger during nearly two-day search for missing soldier

The U.S. military is searching for answers into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed two weeks ago in an ambush in Niger as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis conceded Thursday that little about the attack is known.


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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.


Presidential visits to DMZ send strong signal to North Korea

Several U.S. presidents have traveled to the 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long buffer zone that divides the Korean Peninsula. The tense border, fraught with danger and symbolism, provides the perfect backdrop for a show of resolve against the North.


Germany raises highway fines for rubbernecking, blocking emergency vehicles

Getting stuck in a traffic jam on the German autobahn might cost more than just time and heartache under a new German law that significantly raises penalties for failing to open up the middle lane for emergency vehicles.


Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition.


Pentagon: Troops never left battlespace in Niger during nearly two-day search for missing soldier

The U.S. military is searching for answers into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed two weeks ago in an ambush in Niger as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis conceded Thursday that little about the attack is known.



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Advocates fight for Desert Storm memorial site near National Mall

Retired four-star Army Gen. Ronald Griffith made an impassioned case Thursday for the new National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial to be placed near the National Mall, adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.



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Fort Drum aviators return from European deployment

The deployment, a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve 2.0, had soldiers mostly in Germany, with others spread to Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. It was the brigade’s first deployment to Europe.


Veteran tried to jump White House fence in Pokémon costume in bid for YouTube fame

A 36-year-old Kentucky man who authorities said tried to scale a White House fence on Tuesday while dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu had planned to film his act in an attempt to attain fame, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court.


Coast Guard's search for 2 men off Molokai coast continues

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday identified the two missing men who were aboard the helicopter that disappeared Monday night off the northwest coast of Molokai.


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Fort Drum aviators return from European deployment

The deployment, a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve 2.0, had soldiers mostly in Germany, with others spread to Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. It was the brigade’s first deployment to Europe.


Veteran tried to jump White House fence in Pokémon costume in bid for YouTube fame

A 36-year-old Kentucky man who authorities said tried to scale a White House fence on Tuesday while dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu had planned to film his act in an attempt to attain fame, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court.


Coast Guard's search for 2 men off Molokai coast continues

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday identified the two missing men who were aboard the helicopter that disappeared Monday night off the northwest coast of Molokai.



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Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

It's the first pennant for one of baseball's most storied franchises since Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed Los Angeles to its last championship in 1988.


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Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

It's the first pennant for one of baseball's most storied franchises since Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed Los Angeles to its last championship in 1988.