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Chafing over Kelly’s style as he tames White House

Chief of Staff John Kelly's no-task-too-small leadership style — dating to his training in the Marine Corps, where he rose to a four-star general — implements a sense of order and discipline in a White House known for lacking both. But it also has prompted grumbling about micromanaging within the West Wing.


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House panel wants to overhaul Defense Intelligence Agency

The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency is in the crosshairs of the House Intelligence Committee, which is aiming for a radical overhaul of the military’s spy arm.


After criticism of sea mammal program, Navy boots up robots

Housed at the Spanish Landing facility of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command or SPAWAR, the Navy Marine Mammal Program has come under fire from animal welfare groups.



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Team effort led to long-overdue Purple Heart for Vietnam vet Mike Sanzaro

The VA doctors told Vietnam veteran Mike Sanzaro that he rated a Purple Heart. The problem was, with four decades having gone by and no medical records of the event, he would have to find a witness. Sanzaro decided not to pursue the medal he deserved. Family members and fellow Marines had other ideas.


New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.


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Worms museum features Germany’s Neolithic, Roman and medieval periods

Set in a former church and monastery built around the 12th century, the Worms City Museum is the perfect place to spend a few hours learning some interesting facts about Germany’s ancient and medieval history.



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San Francisco unveils memorial to WWII 'comfort women'

Yongsoo Lee abducted from her Korean homeland at 15 and forced into working in brothels servicing Japanese soldiers during WWII. Now 89, Lee spoke at the dedication of the latest of dozens of statues put up around the world, commemorating the ordeal of thousands of women like her.


China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be limited to 2 million barrels per year and sales of liquefied natural gas banned outright, effective Jan. 1.


German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home.


Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim again called on Iraqi Kurdish leaders to abandon plans for a referendum on independence, saying it wasn't too late for them to turn away "from this adventure."


UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

In a yearlong investigation, the AP found that despite promises of reform for more than a decade, the U.N. failed to meet many of its pledges to stop the abuse or help victims, some of whom have been lost to a sprawling bureaucracy.


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San Francisco unveils memorial to WWII 'comfort women'

Yongsoo Lee abducted from her Korean homeland at 15 and forced into working in brothels servicing Japanese soldiers during WWII. Now 89, Lee spoke at the dedication of the latest of dozens of statues put up around the world, commemorating the ordeal of thousands of women like her.


China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be limited to 2 million barrels per year and sales of liquefied natural gas banned outright, effective Jan. 1.


German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home.


Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim again called on Iraqi Kurdish leaders to abandon plans for a referendum on independence, saying it wasn't too late for them to turn away "from this adventure."


UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

In a yearlong investigation, the AP found that despite promises of reform for more than a decade, the U.N. failed to meet many of its pledges to stop the abuse or help victims, some of whom have been lost to a sprawling bureaucracy.



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Traitors or patriots? Vietnam POWs were charged with collaborating with the enemy

50 years after the war's peak years of 1967 and 1968, accusations of collaboration show how bitter divisions over the war extended even to the prison camps, and how deep they remain.



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Air Force: Investigators reviewing statements by outspoken chaplain Hernandez

After initially denying an investigation, the Air Force said Friday that its inspector general’s office is reviewing complaints against reserve chaplain Capt. Sonny Hernandez, who proclaimed that Christian servicemembers are wrong to support the rights of other faiths to practice their religion, actions that he said will lead them to hell.


Fort Drum soldier killed in crash receives posthumous promotion

The Fort Drum soldier that was killed Sunday in a car crash in Oneida County has been posthumously promoted, Army officials said.


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Air Force: Investigators reviewing statements by outspoken chaplain Hernandez

After initially denying an investigation, the Air Force said Friday that its inspector general’s office is reviewing complaints against reserve chaplain Capt. Sonny Hernandez, who proclaimed that Christian servicemembers are wrong to support the rights of other faiths to practice their religion, actions that he said will lead them to hell.


Fort Drum soldier killed in crash receives posthumous promotion

The Fort Drum soldier that was killed Sunday in a car crash in Oneida County has been posthumously promoted, Army officials said.



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Naples tops Vicenza to stay tied atop South

Jackson Blivin performed the heavy lifting, gathering a game-high 151 yards on 21 carries and scoring a touchdown.


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Naples tops Vicenza to stay tied atop South

Jackson Blivin performed the heavy lifting, gathering a game-high 151 yards on 21 carries and scoring a touchdown.