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An unlikely speaker took the podium last month at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Maryland to honor the life of one of the 17 sailors killed last year in two separate Navy destroyer collisions. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the most senior officer to face criminal charges for the collision.



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Ukrainian troops keep Russia on their minds as they train with US Marines

Exercise Sea Breeze is a lot like many other annual drills at the operational level. But in this case, Ukrainians are going to use what they learn to fight separatists backed by Russia.


Marine veteran’s meal-replacement bars take aim at MREs

A health-conscious Marine veteran has channeled a longtime dissatisfaction with MREs into a full-time job making meal-replacement bars.


Army veteran and wife consider divorce to afford 6-year-old daughter's medical care

An Army veteran and his wife publicly announced last week that they were considering divorce after nine years of marriage so their 6-year-old daughter can qualify for Medicaid.


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Trump says he hopes U.S.-Russia relations will improve as he heads to private meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump opened a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday by predicting that their countries will end up having “an extraordinary relationship” but without mentioning Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in his opening remarks.


Iraqi interpreter who risked his life helping U.S. troops fights for citizenship

Haeder Alanbki, an Iraqi living in Orlando, has gone through many background checks and applied to become a U.S. citizen in 2016. Despite all this, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has yet to grant Alanbki his wish to become an American citizen. So last month, he decided to sue.


Afghan civilian deaths up by 1 percent this year

As Abdul-Basir visited the Ministry of Interior, an ambulance packed with explosives killed him and about 100 other people. The former refugee's death is among the toll of civilians killed in the first half of 2018, which is more than any other six-month period since recording began 10 years ago.



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Trump says he hopes U.S.-Russia relations will improve as he heads to private meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump opened a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday by predicting that their countries will end up having “an extraordinary relationship” but without mentioning Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in his opening remarks.


US, N. Korean officials meet to discuss return of war dead remains

U.S. and North Korean officials met Sunday in the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the return of the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 war.


Stolen papers reveal extent of Iran’s nuclear work

New details from Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israeli spies early this year show that Tehran obtained explicit weapons-design information and was on the cusp of mastering key bombmaking technologies when the research was ordered halted 15 years ago.


Video appears to show Cameroonian soldiers executing women and children, Amnesty says

Video circulating on social media shows two women – one with a baby on her back and another holding hands with a young child. Armed men walk behind them, and one yells in French, "You are B.H., you are going to die," using a common nickname in the region for the group Boko Haram. The men blindfold them and force them to kneel. Then they raise their rifles and shoot them.


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Trump says he hopes U.S.-Russia relations will improve as he heads to private meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump opened a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday by predicting that their countries will end up having “an extraordinary relationship” but without mentioning Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in his opening remarks.


US, N. Korean officials meet to discuss return of war dead remains

U.S. and North Korean officials met Sunday in the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the return of the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 war.


Stolen papers reveal extent of Iran’s nuclear work

New details from Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israeli spies early this year show that Tehran obtained explicit weapons-design information and was on the cusp of mastering key bombmaking technologies when the research was ordered halted 15 years ago.


Video appears to show Cameroonian soldiers executing women and children, Amnesty says

Video circulating on social media shows two women – one with a baby on her back and another holding hands with a young child. Armed men walk behind them, and one yells in French, "You are B.H., you are going to die," using a common nickname in the region for the group Boko Haram. The men blindfold them and force them to kneel. Then they raise their rifles and shoot them.



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Army veteran and wife consider divorce to afford 6-year-old daughter's medical care

An Army veteran and his wife publicly announced last week that they were considering divorce after nine years of marriage so their 6-year-old daughter can qualify for Medicaid.



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3-D printing could solve Air Force’s $10,000 toilet cover problem

Officials said last week that the Air Force paid about $10,000 each to replace toilet seat covers on the C-5 Galaxy, a Vietnam-era military cargo plane that is still in service, at least three times and as recently as last year.


Generals with Fort Bragg ties receive new assignments

Two Army generals with ties to Fort Bragg received new assignments earlier this month. Maj. Gen. Viet X. Luong will become commanding general of U.S. Army Japan; and Brig. Gen. David M. Hamilton will become deputy chief of staff for operations at Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO, in the United Kingdom.


Former Navy base now has more than 1,700 employees

The agency that's redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station says about 500 jobs have been added over the past year, bringing the total to about 1,700.


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3-D printing could solve Air Force’s $10,000 toilet cover problem

Officials said last week that the Air Force paid about $10,000 each to replace toilet seat covers on the C-5 Galaxy, a Vietnam-era military cargo plane that is still in service, at least three times and as recently as last year.


Generals with Fort Bragg ties receive new assignments

Two Army generals with ties to Fort Bragg received new assignments earlier this month. Maj. Gen. Viet X. Luong will become commanding general of U.S. Army Japan; and Brig. Gen. David M. Hamilton will become deputy chief of staff for operations at Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO, in the United Kingdom.


Former Navy base now has more than 1,700 employees

The agency that's redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station says about 500 jobs have been added over the past year, bringing the total to about 1,700.



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A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia, a country that only gained independence in 1991, will be playing in its first.


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A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia, a country that only gained independence in 1991, will be playing in its first.