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


Plans for second US-N. Korean summit met with hope, fear

A look at what’s changed, what hasn’t and what needs to since President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to work toward the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” during their first meeting on June 12 in Singapore.


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.


Landmark Air Force Academy chapel suffering from leaks, corrosion

Water has been seeping through seams in the chapel’s aluminum skin for years, said Duane Boyle, the academy’s campus architect. Repeated applications of caulk to seal the seams have contaminated and degraded the metal.


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When few enslaved people in the United States could write, one man wrote his memoir in Arabic

The Library of Congress announced last week it had bought the famous Arabic-language memoir of Omar ibn Said, a Muslim West African scholar who was abducted by slavers in 1807 and eventually owned by a North Carolina congressman.


Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria.


Utah National Guard: Chaplain dies with swimming in a 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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Utah National Guard: Chaplain dies with swimming in a 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.


Airman found dead in his home at Kadena Air Base

The death is the second reported at Kadena over the past week. A Japanese worker was killed Tuesday morning in a collision near an on-base construction site, according to local police.


US, South Korean diplomats attending North Korea talks in Sweden

Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof said that Lee Do-hoon of South Korea and Steve Biegun, U.S. special envoy for North Korea negotiations, will meet with North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, who arrived Friday in Sweden.


Sen. Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he also would urge Washington to reach a free-trade agreement with Pakistan, a proposal that could be a game-changer for Islamabad.


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Utah National Guard: Chaplain dies with swimming in a 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.


Airman found dead in his home at Kadena Air Base

The death is the second reported at Kadena over the past week. A Japanese worker was killed Tuesday morning in a collision near an on-base construction site, according to local police.


US, South Korean diplomats attending North Korea talks in Sweden

Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof said that Lee Do-hoon of South Korea and Steve Biegun, U.S. special envoy for North Korea negotiations, will meet with North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, who arrived Friday in Sweden.


Sen. Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he also would urge Washington to reach a free-trade agreement with Pakistan, a proposal that could be a game-changer for Islamabad.



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Bible sent back to World War II veteran after 73 years

After three days of postwar partying, Haydn Evans returned to a naval base in Washington state just in time to see his shipmates hopping aboard a train bound for the East Coast. With no time to retrieve his belongings, he jumped aboard, too.



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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.


Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle's Tyndall AFB

On Sunday, the National Weather Service said its initial surveys indicated there was an EF 1 tornado in Autauga County, and a stronger EF2 twister in Wetumpka, Ala. Tyndall Air Force Base posted a message on its official Facebook page that no one was injured but that a tornado damaged structures and vehicles.


Utah National Guard: Chaplain dies with swimming in a 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.


Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle's Tyndall AFB

On Sunday, the National Weather Service said its initial surveys indicated there was an EF 1 tornado in Autauga County, and a stronger EF2 twister in Wetumpka, Ala. Tyndall Air Force Base posted a message on its official Facebook page that no one was injured but that a tornado damaged structures and vehicles.


Utah National Guard: Chaplain dies with swimming in a 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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Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, helped by a huge missed call by the officials, 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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Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

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