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President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart agreed to work closely to ensure the success of the planned U.S.-North Korean summit as they prepare for their own meeting Tuesday in Washington.


Powerful Iraqi leader, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

Muqtada Al-Sadr — remembered for leading an insurgency against U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion — did not run for a seat himself and is unlikely to become prime minister, but will command a significant number of seats and has already begun informal talks about government formation.


Navy fires skipper of amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry

The Navy fired the skipper of the USS Harpers Ferry on Thursday, the fourth senior San Diego-based amphibious warship leader to be relieved of duty over the past year.


New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive – and busy with a chilling new mission

U.S. counterterrorism officials are convinced that Baghdadi is alive and is helping direct long-term strategy for the dwindling numbers of Islamic State fighters defending the group's remaining strongholds in eastern Syria


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Famed mini sub's control room to become future exhibit

The 145 foot-long NR-1 was launched on Jan. 25, 1969. During the next 40 years, the sub undertook a variety of missions — including search, recovery, oceanographic research, geological surveys and installing and maintaining underwater equipment — as well as countless military missions that are still classified today.


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Army rejects Detroit for its Futures Command, citing livability deficit

It's hard to imagine two organizations more different than Amazon and the U.S. Army. But Detroit now enjoys the dubious distinction of having been spurned by both those mega-employers, albeit for very different reasons.


Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he's calling for the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes.



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Women power at full throttle with USS Manchester

The strength and force of the 608-ton, 421-foot future USS Manchester is undeniable. But perhaps one of the most historic aspects of the U.S. Navy's newest littoral combat ship is the clout of the women behind it.


Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

President Tsai Ing-wen gave no details in comments posted online but her government has encouraged development of a domestic arms industry in response to pressure from Beijing, which claims the island as its own territory and has sent fighter planes near its coast.


US anti-ISIS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

A plan initiated by Rex Tillerson before he was fired as secretary of state in March would have folded the office of the special envoy to the global coalition into the department’s counterterrorism bureau as early as spring.


WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency

The World Health Organization said Friday that criteria had not yet been met to declare a public health emergency of international concern in Congo, where three cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in an urban area.


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Women power at full throttle with USS Manchester

The strength and force of the 608-ton, 421-foot future USS Manchester is undeniable. But perhaps one of the most historic aspects of the U.S. Navy's newest littoral combat ship is the clout of the women behind it.


Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

President Tsai Ing-wen gave no details in comments posted online but her government has encouraged development of a domestic arms industry in response to pressure from Beijing, which claims the island as its own territory and has sent fighter planes near its coast.


US anti-ISIS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

A plan initiated by Rex Tillerson before he was fired as secretary of state in March would have folded the office of the special envoy to the global coalition into the department’s counterterrorism bureau as early as spring.


WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency

The World Health Organization said Friday that criteria had not yet been met to declare a public health emergency of international concern in Congo, where three cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in an urban area.



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Veteran hopes misconceptions about service animals can be changed

Former Army medic Sandra Ewing said her doctor at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wis., prescribed her a service dog to ease the effects of the disorder. The doctor’s authorization gives her—and Arrow—protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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Navy ships sent elsewhere for repairs leads to salvo from Florida politicians

From routine maintenance to engine overhauls, plenty of companies in Northeast Florida are ready to offer the necessary services when the military needs work done. So when that work goes elsewhere, it's no surprise politicians get involved.


Air Force Academy graduation, Thunderbirds flyover schedule and survival guide

Nearly 1,000 cadets will graduate from the Air Force Academy next Wednesday in a ceremony that features a speech from America's Defense boss and a performance of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team.


Rain no challenge for Marine Corps Historic Half racers

Rick Nealis kicked off the opening of the soggy Historic Half Marathon weekend Friday by joking that racers could not only run, but also swim to earn their finisher's medal Sunday.


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Navy ships sent elsewhere for repairs leads to salvo from Florida politicians

From routine maintenance to engine overhauls, plenty of companies in Northeast Florida are ready to offer the necessary services when the military needs work done. So when that work goes elsewhere, it's no surprise politicians get involved.


Air Force Academy graduation, Thunderbirds flyover schedule and survival guide

Nearly 1,000 cadets will graduate from the Air Force Academy next Wednesday in a ceremony that features a speech from America's Defense boss and a performance of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team.


Rain no challenge for Marine Corps Historic Half racers

Rick Nealis kicked off the opening of the soggy Historic Half Marathon weekend Friday by joking that racers could not only run, but also swim to earn their finisher's medal Sunday.



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Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.


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Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.