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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to propose to President Donald Trump that transgender members of the military be allowed to continue serving despite the president's call last summer for a ban on all transgender service, according to two U.S. officials with knowledge of the issue.



Navy: Suspect who entered Washington base in custody

The Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed Thursday morning due to a potential threat, but the situation was reportedly under control by the afternoon.


First troops among new front-line adviser brigade arrive in Afghanistan

The 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade, which will be closer to the front lines of the war than most U.S. troops have been in years, is a key component of the Trump administration’s strategy for ending a stalemate with the Taliban.


‘PowerPoint karaoke' to celebrate the best and worst of a modern military requirement

“Death by PowerPoint” is what peeling potatoes was to military generations of the past — a shared experience of droning misery that servicemembers are often “voluntold” to attend. On March 6, participants will gather in San Francisco to have a little fun with all the tedium, poor formatting and unintentional humor.


SPECIAL REPORT | Vietnam at 50: 1968

Marine veteran Richard Prince, the subject of one of the most famous photographs taken during the battle of Hue, talks about returning to Vietnam, some 50 years after the war.

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US will return to Vietnam, Sri Lanka during Pacific Partnership mission

The Asia-Pacific’s biggest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission is part of an effort to develop closer ties in the region.


Tradition of touching Juliet statue's breast for luck now cause for rebuke

Colleagues complained after an American surgeon went to a medical conference and showed a slide of himself touching the statue, which is at a popular Verona tourist attraction near U.S. Army Garrison Italy.


Ivanka Trump and ex-N. Korean spymaster to attend Olympics closing ceremony

North Korea will send a high-level delegation led by a former spymaster to the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, raising speculation about the possibility of a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who will also be in the audience.



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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.


Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Why school shootings are so rare in Israel, where guns are such a common sight

At the White House meeting, Cary Gruber, whose son hid in a closet during last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, correctly pointed out that Israel has tight age restrictions on private gun ownership.


Parents fear another mass kidnapping of Nigerian girls after Boko Haram attack

More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago.


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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.


Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Why school shootings are so rare in Israel, where guns are such a common sight

At the White House meeting, Cary Gruber, whose son hid in a closet during last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, correctly pointed out that Israel has tight age restrictions on private gun ownership.


Parents fear another mass kidnapping of Nigerian girls after Boko Haram attack

More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago.



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Trump plans to nominate Army veteran Paul Lawrence as undersecretary for VA benefits

President Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday night to nominate a longtime management consultant to fill a top spot at the Department of Veterans Affairs that’s remained unfilled for nearly three years.



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Navy: Suspect who entered Washington base in custody

The Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed Thursday morning due to a potential threat, but the situation was reportedly under control by the afternoon.


Guinea pigs need home after turning up at funeral for soldier who died saving people in fire

Two Guinea pigs that may have belonged to the soldier who died saving four people from a fatal fire mysteriously appeared on the steps of a Bronx church during his funeral — and they need a new home.


Police: Woman confesses in Marine husband's fatal stabbing

Evelin Iturbide appeared in court Wednesday after she was charged a day earlier with second-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Juan Iturbide, 24. He was stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and served as a food service specialist.


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Navy: Suspect who entered Washington base in custody

The Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed Thursday morning due to a potential threat, but the situation was reportedly under control by the afternoon.


Guinea pigs need home after turning up at funeral for soldier who died saving people in fire

Two Guinea pigs that may have belonged to the soldier who died saving four people from a fatal fire mysteriously appeared on the steps of a Bronx church during his funeral — and they need a new home.


Police: Woman confesses in Marine husband's fatal stabbing

Evelin Iturbide appeared in court Wednesday after she was charged a day earlier with second-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Juan Iturbide, 24. He was stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and served as a food service specialist.



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US women headed for worst figure skating finish in Olympics

For the every-four-year fan, figure skating begins and ends with the women, and there was no doubt during Wednesday's short program that the U.S. has fallen well behind its rivals.


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US women headed for worst figure skating finish in Olympics

For the every-four-year fan, figure skating begins and ends with the women, and there was no doubt during Wednesday's short program that the U.S. has fallen well behind its rivals.