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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at center of space threat research

As the Air Force’s interest in the future of space warfare mounts, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could be at the helm of the Defense Department’s research efforts.


Taliban target Afghan military base and police center, killing 12

A coordinated Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning killed at least 12 and wounded over 30 people, provincial officials said.


Shutdown ‘demoralizing’ for Maryland town of low-wage federal workers

In a small town with one of the largest concentrations of low-wage federal workers in the D.C. region, income loss is measured in empty chairs at beauty shops, a pronounced slowdown at local restaurants and school-lunch balances that have run dry.


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Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers

A service in Memphis, Tenn., was part of a national effort by funeral homes, medical examiners, state and federal veterans’ affairs departments, and local veterans’ groups to pay final respects to members of the military whose bodies were not claimed by any relatives.


Theme parks, airport benefits, lawn care and more: Nine military freebies

Several business and government programs provide free or extremely low-priced products for servicemembers at home and abroad. Here are some that offer significant value.


Blown call, Zuerlein's 57-yard FG send Rams to Super Bowl

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, assisted by a blown call, advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday.



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Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

A commemorative service for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held Monday morning in Atlanta at a church called King's "spiritual home."


Kosovo's president will go to Hague court, if summoned

Kosovo's president on Monday said he would respond positively if summoned by a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia.


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Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

A commemorative service for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held Monday morning in Atlanta at a church called King's "spiritual home."


Kosovo's president will go to Hague court, if summoned

Kosovo's president on Monday said he would respond positively if summoned by a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia.



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Veterans look to Congress for legal cannabis but roadblocks remain

Iraq war veteran Leo Bridgewater and fellow Iraq veteran Jose Belen have joined two ailing child plaintiffs and former NFL defensive end Marvin Washington in a legal challenge to marijuana's status as a Schedule 1 drug. They have a fight on their hands.



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Marine deployed to Afghanistan stuns daughters with surprise visit

Sisters Brookelyn and Addisyn Shanle squealed with delight when they saw their dad, Dustin Shanle, walk into the room at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. After all, he had flown halfway around the world to see the newest addition to their family, Callie Grace, who was born on New Year's Day and about seven weeks premature.


As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


Report: Naval Academy deteriorating so badly, mission to train midshipmen under threat

Leaking pipes. Moldering walls. Condemned offices and balconies. Plumbing that can't handle its load and a stormwater system dumping unfiltered rainwater into the Severn River. These aren't the issues of a long-abandoned factory. They describe the current condition of the Naval Academy.


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at center of space threat research

As the Air Force’s interest in the future of space warfare mounts, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could be at the helm of the Defense Department’s research efforts.


Utah National Guard: Special Forces chaplain dies in swimming pool

Officials said the cause of Captain Corey C. Holmgren’s death is under investigation. Holmgren was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, Utah.


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Marine deployed to Afghanistan stuns daughters with surprise visit

Sisters Brookelyn and Addisyn Shanle squealed with delight when they saw their dad, Dustin Shanle, walk into the room at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. After all, he had flown halfway around the world to see the newest addition to their family, Callie Grace, who was born on New Year's Day and about seven weeks premature.


As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


Report: Naval Academy deteriorating so badly, mission to train midshipmen under threat

Leaking pipes. Moldering walls. Condemned offices and balconies. Plumbing that can't handle its load and a stormwater system dumping unfiltered rainwater into the Severn River. These aren't the issues of a long-abandoned factory. They describe the current condition of the Naval Academy.


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at center of space threat research

As the Air Force’s interest in the future of space warfare mounts, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could be at the helm of the Defense Department’s research efforts.


Utah National Guard: Special Forces chaplain dies in swimming pool

Officials said the cause of Captain Corey C. Holmgren’s death is under investigation. Holmgren was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, Utah.



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Super Bowl: Patriots vs Rams in a meeting of past vs future

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.


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Super Bowl: Patriots vs Rams in a meeting of past vs future

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.