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Distinctive church among the survivors in Mosul

A historic church thought to have been blown up by the Islamic State has been found intact following the liberation of Mosul’s Old City.


Advancing veterans’ access to medical marijuana hinges on Monday vote

A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end of the line this year in another attempt to pass it.


Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.



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US airstrike accidently kills more than a dozen Afghan police

Friday’s strike on a security forces compound in Gereshk district was part of a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban militants in the area.


Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

According to a report on National Public Radio, two female sailors are vying for Navy special operations jobs previously closed to women.


Member of elite Navy unit has come out as transgender

The unidentified person, who came out in October, is a Navy Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman and appears to be the first member of the elite unit to identify as transgender.



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Former Trump associates helped fugitive Kazakhs in visa scheme

Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United States, some aimed at helping family members obtain legal residency here, a McClatchy investigation shows.


Philippine leader says he won't visit US, adds 'it's lousy'

Rodrigo Duterte delivered his latest verbal attack on the United States after he was asked in a news conference Friday to react to an American lawmaker's threat to lead a protest if Duterte accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the White House.


Hungary's leader: Border fences will stop Muslim migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, are the barriers to the effort to increase Muslim migration.


Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul; 16 women

Sources say some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany.


Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival government

A week ago, a religious committee under the government based in eastern Libya targeted Ibadi followers, describing them as a "misguided and aberrant group."


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Former Trump associates helped fugitive Kazakhs in visa scheme

Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United States, some aimed at helping family members obtain legal residency here, a McClatchy investigation shows.


Philippine leader says he won't visit US, adds 'it's lousy'

Rodrigo Duterte delivered his latest verbal attack on the United States after he was asked in a news conference Friday to react to an American lawmaker's threat to lead a protest if Duterte accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the White House.


Hungary's leader: Border fences will stop Muslim migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, are the barriers to the effort to increase Muslim migration.


Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul; 16 women

Sources say some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany.


Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival government

A week ago, a religious committee under the government based in eastern Libya targeted Ibadi followers, describing them as a "misguided and aberrant group."




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Calif. couple thankful for support after Marine son's death in Mississippi plane crash

Cindy and John Elliott's son, Capt. Sean Endecott Elliott, was among the 15 Marines and one sailor to die when the C-130 in which they were flying exploded over a Mississippi bean field.


US airstrike accidently kills more than a dozen Afghan police

Friday’s strike on a security forces compound in Gereshk district was part of a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban militants in the area.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.


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Calif. couple thankful for support after Marine son's death in Mississippi plane crash

Cindy and John Elliott's son, Capt. Sean Endecott Elliott, was among the 15 Marines and one sailor to die when the C-130 in which they were flying exploded over a Mississippi bean field.


US airstrike accidently kills more than a dozen Afghan police

Friday’s strike on a security forces compound in Gereshk district was part of a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban militants in the area.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.



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Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force grads won't be in NFL training camps

The Department of Defense’s policy would have allowed players to apply to serve their time on reserve status to pursue professional sports, but that rule was changed just before the NFL draft in Apri.


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Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force grads won't be in NFL training camps

The Department of Defense’s policy would have allowed players to apply to serve their time on reserve status to pursue professional sports, but that rule was changed just before the NFL draft in Apri.



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