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Navy kicks off its latest multinational exercise in the Western Pacific

Although armed forces from the four nations have previously exercised together in some combination, the Navy described Pacific Vanguard as a “first of its kind event.”


Civilian contractor arrested after collision that killed motorcyclist on Okinawa

The case will be referred to Okinawa prosecutors Monday, the spokesman said.


Storm-shortened luminaria honors Civil War casualties at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Of the more than 15,000 Union soldiers who were buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery after the Civil War, only 2,473 were identified. That's one of the reasons why Donna Moore came to the cemetery Saturday evening for the 24th annual luminaria.



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Episode 9: Contractors navigate complex maze of laws, policies for health care

A trio of experts joins hosts Michelle Harven and Desmon Farris to help explain the intricacies of contractor health care, provide tips for those in the industry and clear up some of the murkier aspects of the current system.


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Golf and sumo as President Trump begins second state visit to Japan

President Donald Trump is slated to become the first world leader to meet with new Japanese Emperor Naruhito since his enthronement on May 1.


Military vets share hard-earned lessons from investing in land where they once fought

Founded by former special operations soldiers, Combat Flip Flops seeks to make peace through trade by manufacturing wares in war zones and selling them to consumers far from the fight. But it’s a mission that has been stymied here in Afghanistan, where the soldiers once served.


States and volunteers help give veterans their final honors

Texas' formalized program that also invites the public to veterans' funerals is among many efforts by states and organizations to bury vets with full military honors, in some cases when no one is available to coordinate ceremonies on their behalf, such as family members.



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Storm-shortened luminaria honors Civil War casualties at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Of the more than 15,000 Union soldiers who were buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery after the Civil War, only 2,473 were identified. That's one of the reasons why Donna Moore came to the cemetery Saturday evening for the 24th annual luminaria.


Anti-establishment forces post gains in European Parliament elections

Citizens turned out in droves — the highest participation in 25 years — for a chance to take a shot at the traditional center-left and center-right parties that have driven Europe’s consensus-driven policies for decades.


US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

Since President Donald Trump began reimposing sanctions on Iran, the value of Iran’s currency, the rial, has decreased almost fourfold, pushing the price of nearly everything beyond the reach of ordinary Iranian consumers in Iran and abroad.


30 dead, 200 missing after boat sinking on Congo lake

Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers.


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Storm-shortened luminaria honors Civil War casualties at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Of the more than 15,000 Union soldiers who were buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery after the Civil War, only 2,473 were identified. That's one of the reasons why Donna Moore came to the cemetery Saturday evening for the 24th annual luminaria.


Anti-establishment forces post gains in European Parliament elections

Citizens turned out in droves — the highest participation in 25 years — for a chance to take a shot at the traditional center-left and center-right parties that have driven Europe’s consensus-driven policies for decades.


US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

Since President Donald Trump began reimposing sanctions on Iran, the value of Iran’s currency, the rial, has decreased almost fourfold, pushing the price of nearly everything beyond the reach of ordinary Iranian consumers in Iran and abroad.


30 dead, 200 missing after boat sinking on Congo lake

Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers.



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Storm-shortened luminaria honors Civil War casualties at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Of the more than 15,000 Union soldiers who were buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery after the Civil War, only 2,473 were identified. That's one of the reasons why Donna Moore came to the cemetery Saturday evening for the 24th annual luminaria.



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The Navy is planning extensive training in the Pacific Northwest. Here's how that might affect marine animals.

A Navy test and training proposal could tee up the latest battle over sonar — essential to national security at sea, but also a threat to the creatures trying to make an increasingly noisy ocean home.


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Mike Pence says West Point grads should expect to see combat

Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Fighter pilots see small plane crash off Florida coast

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets.


WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site.


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The Navy is planning extensive training in the Pacific Northwest. Here's how that might affect marine animals.

A Navy test and training proposal could tee up the latest battle over sonar — essential to national security at sea, but also a threat to the creatures trying to make an increasingly noisy ocean home.


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Mike Pence says West Point grads should expect to see combat

Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Fighter pilots see small plane crash off Florida coast

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets.


WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site.



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Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

Citing family, the Green Bay Packers announced that former quarterback Bart Starr, who was the catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014.


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Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

Citing family, the Green Bay Packers announced that former quarterback Bart Starr, who was the catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014.