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The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.



Police documents recount gruesome murder of former Fort Bliss soldier

An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.


Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.


American Legion calls VA budget proposal ‘stealth privatization’

The country’s largest veterans service organization said Friday that it was “extremely disappointed” with President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes cuts to benefits for some of the country’s most disabled veterans.



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Clouds and cocktails mix in open-air bar atop Vicenza basilica

Perhaps you’re not invited to as many glamorous cocktail parties as you might like. There’s a remedy right in the center of Vicenza: an open-air cocktail bar atop the city’s jewel, the gleaming, white marble Basilica Palladiana.


Chinese jets intercept Navy P-3

Two Chinese jets intercepted a Navy P-3 Orion on Wednesday, with one of the jets coming as close as 200 yards of the surveillance plane, a U.S. defense official confirmed.


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Putting names to faces for Memorial Day in Cambridge

A crowd of U.S. servicemembers, veterans and members of the local British community gathered Friday at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in preparation for the second annual Faces of Cambridge event this Memorial Day.



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Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower.


Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege by IS-linked militants since a failed raid Tuesday night on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists.


British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

Britain's top counterterrorism official said Friday that authorities believe they have rounded up most of the network suspected of involvement in Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, but the country remained braced for further violence ahead of a sunny long weekend packed with road races, soccer matches and other ripe targets.


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.


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Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower.


Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege by IS-linked militants since a failed raid Tuesday night on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists.


British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

Britain's top counterterrorism official said Friday that authorities believe they have rounded up most of the network suspected of involvement in Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, but the country remained braced for further violence ahead of a sunny long weekend packed with road races, soccer matches and other ripe targets.


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.



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Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Alaska Native citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unrecognized for decades.



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Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning

The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.


Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.


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Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning

The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.


Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.



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Navy lacrosse's amazing run comes to an end

The Navy women's lacrosse dream season ended in the quiet underbelly of Gillette Stadium late Friday night, with Boston College's locker room still screaming in jubilation after a 16-15 win over the Midshipmen.


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Navy lacrosse's amazing run comes to an end

The Navy women's lacrosse dream season ended in the quiet underbelly of Gillette Stadium late Friday night, with Boston College's locker room still screaming in jubilation after a 16-15 win over the Midshipmen.



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