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The U.S. military in East Africa is monitoring a sudden return of piracy around the Horn of Africa, likely caused by deteriorating economic conditions and famine throughout the region, U.S. defense officials said Sunday.



Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

A 10-day swing through four Pacific Rim nations is offering evidence that VP Mike Pence has become one of President Donald Trump's chief emissaries on the world stage.


Army hoping to entice doctors to the battlefield

Before aspiring medical school students venture off on careers at hospitals, Army leaders hope to entice them to bring their critical life-saving skills to battlefields across the globe. Medical professionals from 26 universities in the Southeast visited Fort Bragg on a tour for a glimpse of Army medicine — both at installation hospitals and in tents on combat zones. The educational tour is a tool used to connect medical students to careers in the Army.


Trump presents Purple Heart to soldier at Walter Reed military hospital

During a Saturday ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., President Donald Trump awarded a Purple Heart to a soldier recently wounded in Afghanistan.



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France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.


North Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.


Taliban dressed as soldiers, faked injury in deadly attack on Afghan base

A Taliban attack on an Afghan base Friday could turn out to be country’s deadliest on an Afghan military installation and is raising questions about the army’s ability to hold off the Taliban, which are seeking to topple the country’s central government.



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North Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.


Africa Command: Piracy is on the rise off the Horn of Africa

The U.S. military in East Africa is monitoring a sudden return of piracy around the Horn of Africa, likely caused by deteriorating economic conditions and famine throughout the region, U.S. defense officials said Sunday.


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North Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.


Africa Command: Piracy is on the rise off the Horn of Africa

The U.S. military in East Africa is monitoring a sudden return of piracy around the Horn of Africa, likely caused by deteriorating economic conditions and famine throughout the region, U.S. defense officials said Sunday.



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VA facility cuts beds, focuses on rehab and reintegration

Veterans Affairs officials have had their hands full for the past year, changing the culture of the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics from a home for aging soldiers to a mental health and substance abuse treatment facility.



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Marines set arraignment in death of Muslim recruit

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix is accused of several violations of the military code, including cruelty and maltreatment and failure to obey an order in relation to the death of Raheel Siddiqui.


Pence: Carrier group will arrive near Korean Peninsula within days

The USS Carl Vinson strike group will be near South Korea “in a matter of days,” Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday as concerns over a potential North Korean nuclear weapons test continue to mount in the Asia-Pacific region.


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Marines set arraignment in death of Muslim recruit

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix is accused of several violations of the military code, including cruelty and maltreatment and failure to obey an order in relation to the death of Raheel Siddiqui.


Pence: Carrier group will arrive near Korean Peninsula within days

The USS Carl Vinson strike group will be near South Korea “in a matter of days,” Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday as concerns over a potential North Korean nuclear weapons test continue to mount in the Asia-Pacific region.



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Lancers get on base early and often in rout of SHAPE

Thanks an early injury, SHAPE was forced to put inexperienced players on the mound. They walked Lancer after Lancer. And Lakenheath got plenty of practice stealing bases as well.


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Lancers get on base early and often in rout of SHAPE

Thanks an early injury, SHAPE was forced to put inexperienced players on the mound. They walked Lancer after Lancer. And Lakenheath got plenty of practice stealing bases as well.



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