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Addressing former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled former first lady Barbara Bush at her funeral.



Special operations soldiers shift training emphasis to help Africans fight terror groups

The Nigerien troops, 250 miles from their higher headquarters in Agadez, were at first reluctant at first to call their commanders with information about the unfolding battle simulation.


Japan: Chinese aircraft carrier performs drills in Pacific for 1st time

The Defense Ministry in Tokyo confirmed Saturday that for the first time China has conducted a drill in the Pacific with its sole operating aircraft carrier.


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Jan Scruggs returns to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, joins in cleaning

As a group of volunteers cleaned the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Saturday morning, they were joined by a man who was arguably the most important figure in the planning and construction of the wall that honors the more than 58,000 Americans who died in the conflict.


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Why 4 first ladies will be at Barbara Bush's funeral

When first lady Melania Trump attends Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday in Houston, she'll participate in another of these informal traditions. A delegation of first ladies has attended every funeral of another first lady since the 1960s.


This deported Marine veteran came home the only way he could — in a casket

Lance Cpl. Enrique Salas, a Persian Gulf War veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2006, was buried with military honors in a Reedley, Calif. cemetery on Friday beside his younger brother, another fallen Marine.


San Diego-based admiral declines to probe Bible placement at Okinawa hospital

Although the Navy vowed to probe complaints by the troops that Navy officials in Okinawa were trying to convert people to Christianity through a Vietnam War display, an admiral in San Diego nixed the investigation.



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Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.


Why you've never heard of the 6 Chinese men who survived the Titanic

Six Chinese passengers survived the Titanic, a little-known fact about the historic disaster that has largely remained untold or distorted, owing to a racially hostile environment toward Chinese people at the turn of the 20th century. Now, the lives of these men are being examined in a new documentary.


French nun known as allied troops’ ‘White Angel’ dies at 103

The city of Dieppe in Normandy said a tribute to Sister Agnes-Marie Valois, who helped allied soldiers during a failed World War II raid, will be held April 24 at the Canadian cemetery.


Israel pulls back fighter jets from Alaska joint exercise

The Israeli Air Force has decided not to send F-15 fighter jets to a 16-day training in Alaska that begins next week, amid escalating tensions involving Syria and Iran.


Special operations soldiers shift training emphasis to help Africans fight terror groups

The Nigerien troops, 250 miles from their higher headquarters in Agadez, were at first reluctant at first to call their commanders with information about the unfolding battle simulation.


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Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.


Why you've never heard of the 6 Chinese men who survived the Titanic

Six Chinese passengers survived the Titanic, a little-known fact about the historic disaster that has largely remained untold or distorted, owing to a racially hostile environment toward Chinese people at the turn of the 20th century. Now, the lives of these men are being examined in a new documentary.


French nun known as allied troops’ ‘White Angel’ dies at 103

The city of Dieppe in Normandy said a tribute to Sister Agnes-Marie Valois, who helped allied soldiers during a failed World War II raid, will be held April 24 at the Canadian cemetery.


Israel pulls back fighter jets from Alaska joint exercise

The Israeli Air Force has decided not to send F-15 fighter jets to a 16-day training in Alaska that begins next week, amid escalating tensions involving Syria and Iran.


Special operations soldiers shift training emphasis to help Africans fight terror groups

The Nigerien troops, 250 miles from their higher headquarters in Agadez, were at first reluctant at first to call their commanders with information about the unfolding battle simulation.



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'Last of the ice party that made it to the pole' marks milestone

He wasn't much of a camper – certainly not in Arctic conditions – and he'd never been on a snowmobile. But when Marine veteran Jerry Pitzl heard about a crackpot plan for a Ski-Doo expedition to the North Pole in the late 1960s, he was eager to join. Not that he had much of a choice.



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Brothers receive Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame induction

Johnny and James McClain were honored with 30 others at a recent ceremony at Camp Lejeune where They were presented with red suit jackets, T-shirts, plaques and soon-to-be-delivered rings, as the Marine Corps inducted them into its Boxing Hall of Fame.


How a Wright-Patterson office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

The Air Force has targeted arming an F-15 fighter jet with a laser by 2021, one of what could become a wider use of directed-energy weapons to protect aerial refueling tankers to military bases, a leading researcher says.


San Diego-based admiral declines to probe Bible placement at Okinawa hospital

Although the Navy vowed to probe complaints by the troops that Navy officials in Okinawa were trying to convert people to Christianity through a Vietnam War display, an admiral in San Diego nixed the investigation.


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Brothers receive Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame induction

Johnny and James McClain were honored with 30 others at a recent ceremony at Camp Lejeune where They were presented with red suit jackets, T-shirts, plaques and soon-to-be-delivered rings, as the Marine Corps inducted them into its Boxing Hall of Fame.


How a Wright-Patterson office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

The Air Force has targeted arming an F-15 fighter jet with a laser by 2021, one of what could become a wider use of directed-energy weapons to protect aerial refueling tankers to military bases, a leading researcher says.


San Diego-based admiral declines to probe Bible placement at Okinawa hospital

Although the Navy vowed to probe complaints by the troops that Navy officials in Okinawa were trying to convert people to Christianity through a Vietnam War display, an admiral in San Diego nixed the investigation.



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AOSR, Marymount continue to handle the competition

The two Rome-based schools have spent most of the past decade facing off in the title game and it would take an upset to keep them from doing so again this season.


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AOSR, Marymount continue to handle the competition

The two Rome-based schools have spent most of the past decade facing off in the title game and it would take an upset to keep them from doing so again this season.