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Around three million Afghans risked militant attacks and voted Saturday, out of 8.8 million who were registered to vote, the election commission said.



Access to Tyndall AFB for servicemembers to assess hurricane damage ends Sunday

Some 400 people returned to Tyndall Air Force Base this week to assess the damage to their homes caused by Hurricane Michael and retrieve belongings.


Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons.


Displaced by Hurricane Florence, dog from Camp Lejeune appears at Ga. home

When a basset hound mix with a white muzzle scratched at the front gate of a northeast Macon home, the family took the dog in and tried to track down the dog's owners. Eventually, they learned Sadie belongs to a young military family with four children who fled Hurricane Florence.


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Retired Navy commander gets 30 months prison for accepting 'Fat Leonard' bribes

Navy Cmdr. Troy Amundson, a decorated combat pilot, told the judge that, at the time, he didn’t realize handing off Navy information to a contractor in exchange for prostitutes and other bribes was illegal. He joins the ranks of more than a dozen other Navy officials in what has become the worst corruption scandal to hit the Navy in decades.


A record number of female veterans vie to ride military experience into Congress — as men long have

A record number of female combat veterans are on the ballot in congressional races this fall, a test of whether women can repeat the success American men have long enjoyed of by turning military experience into political careers.


King throws for 413 yards to lead Houston past Navy 49-36

D'Eriq King threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns, ran for a score and deftly directed a Houston attack that amassed 570 yards in a 49-36 victory over Navy on Saturday.



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Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

The National Federation of Sugar Workers said that about 45 farmers asserting their land rights have been killed on Negros island under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.


John Bolton plans to tell Russia that US is keeping North Korea sanctions

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton will tell Russian officials in Moscow that crippling economic sanctions must be maintained against North Korea until its regime abandons its nuclear weapons, according to a senior administration official.


Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling.


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Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

The National Federation of Sugar Workers said that about 45 farmers asserting their land rights have been killed on Negros island under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.


John Bolton plans to tell Russia that US is keeping North Korea sanctions

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton will tell Russian officials in Moscow that crippling economic sanctions must be maintained against North Korea until its regime abandons its nuclear weapons, according to a senior administration official.


Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling.



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A record number of female veterans vie to ride military experience into Congress — as men long have

A record number of female combat veterans are on the ballot in congressional races this fall, a test of whether women can repeat the success American men have long enjoyed of by turning military experience into political careers.



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Gerard Butler and director of 'Hunter Killer' visit New London

Film tells the story of a submarine captain who "is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order."


Three generations of Parris Island Marines meet for 'rare' honor

The day before Charlie Guarino graduated boot camp, he'd have the rare opportunity to honor his father at a special ceremony, one that brought together three generations of Marines.


Fort Bragg’s Golden Knights earn gold again

Fort Bragg’s Golden Knights have added more gold to their trophy cases after earning a world championship in 8-way formation skydiving earlier this month.


Body of overdue Massachusetts diver recovered

The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday that the body of an overdue diver was recovered shortly before noon. The Coast Guard helped in the search for the missing diver.


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Gerard Butler and director of 'Hunter Killer' visit New London

Film tells the story of a submarine captain who "is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order."


Three generations of Parris Island Marines meet for 'rare' honor

The day before Charlie Guarino graduated boot camp, he'd have the rare opportunity to honor his father at a special ceremony, one that brought together three generations of Marines.


Fort Bragg’s Golden Knights earn gold again

Fort Bragg’s Golden Knights have added more gold to their trophy cases after earning a world championship in 8-way formation skydiving earlier this month.


Body of overdue Massachusetts diver recovered

The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday that the body of an overdue diver was recovered shortly before noon. The Coast Guard helped in the search for the missing diver.



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Game day: Naval Academy football tradition backed by hundreds behind the scenes in Annapolis

A Navy game day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is about tradition, honoring what has come before in the storied history of the Blue and Gold — gridiron action, hot dogs, Midshipmen’s end zone push-ups following a score. But behind the scenes, the 1,100 people working security, food service, stadium readiness and parking are following a script.


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Game day: Naval Academy football tradition backed by hundreds behind the scenes in Annapolis

A Navy game day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is about tradition, honoring what has come before in the storied history of the Blue and Gold — gridiron action, hot dogs, Midshipmen’s end zone push-ups following a score. But behind the scenes, the 1,100 people working security, food service, stadium readiness and parking are following a script.