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Iwo Jima was meant to be a temporary site for US carrier-landing practice. But over 30 years later, Japan's latest plan for a replacement has hit a snag.


Trump urges Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall deal to North Dakota firm

According to administration officials, President Donald Trump has pushed to steer a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.


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Soldiers in Germany remember fallen comrades as Memorial Day weekend approaches

The 18th Military Police Brigade in Vilseck gathered to remember their brigade’s soldiers who died in combat.


N. Korea says no new nuclear talks unless US changes its position

The statement was posted on the state-run Korean Central News Agency on the eve of President Donald Trump’s planned visit to Japan.



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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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Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day

President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery.


S. Korean sailor dies during destroyer docking accident after antipiracy mission

A rope broke as it was being tightened to secure the ship to the dock in the southeastern port of Chinhae, resulting in an accident that left one sailor dead and four injured, according to the South Korean navy.


Trump expands Barr power over classified Russia probe info

President Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr's inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump's 2016 campaign.



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Federal government aims to roll back transgender health protection

The Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says "gender identity" is not protected under federal laws that prohibit discrimination in health care.


S. Korean sailor dies during destroyer docking accident after antipiracy mission

A rope broke as it was being tightened to secure the ship to the dock in the southeastern port of Chinhae, resulting in an accident that left one sailor dead and four injured, according to the South Korean navy.


UK's May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new prime minister

Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader in two weeks, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to replace her as prime minister.


Strike kills two militants as US-backed forces push into ISIS territory in Somalia

The U.S. military said it killed two Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Somalia, where there has been an uptick in airstrikes against the militant group in the past month.


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Federal government aims to roll back transgender health protection

The Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says "gender identity" is not protected under federal laws that prohibit discrimination in health care.


S. Korean sailor dies during destroyer docking accident after antipiracy mission

A rope broke as it was being tightened to secure the ship to the dock in the southeastern port of Chinhae, resulting in an accident that left one sailor dead and four injured, according to the South Korean navy.


UK's May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new prime minister

Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader in two weeks, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to replace her as prime minister.


Strike kills two militants as US-backed forces push into ISIS territory in Somalia

The U.S. military said it killed two Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Somalia, where there has been an uptick in airstrikes against the militant group in the past month.



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Duplications, misspellings and miscounts found in new study of the Vietnam Wall

After checking and rechecking available databases, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund officials took a master list to the memorial and checked it against the names on the Wall.



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Navy F-35 squadron is deactivated at Eglin AFB

With gratitude for its seven years at Eglin Air Force Base and enthusiasm for the future in California, the Navy's first F-35C strike fighter squadron furled its flag in a Thursday morning ceremony.


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.


Suspicious exam results spark cheating probe at Air Force Academy

The investigations, called a “clarification” process in academy lingo, are used to determine whether cadets violated the school’s honor code, which forbids lying, cheating and stealing. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said in an email.


Marine will never get to deliver ring after four-day courtship

Kathleen Isabel Rose Bourque and Marine 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell were supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, this Memorial Day weekend, she will be at his funeral.


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Navy F-35 squadron is deactivated at Eglin AFB

With gratitude for its seven years at Eglin Air Force Base and enthusiasm for the future in California, the Navy's first F-35C strike fighter squadron furled its flag in a Thursday morning ceremony.


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.


Suspicious exam results spark cheating probe at Air Force Academy

The investigations, called a “clarification” process in academy lingo, are used to determine whether cadets violated the school’s honor code, which forbids lying, cheating and stealing. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said in an email.


Marine will never get to deliver ring after four-day courtship

Kathleen Isabel Rose Bourque and Marine 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell were supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, this Memorial Day weekend, she will be at his funeral.



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Young CAJ squad continues winning tradition

In their two previous Far East championships, Christian Academy Japan had one or two definitive stars who led the Knights to titles.


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D-II boys soccer final

Young CAJ squad continues winning tradition

In their two previous Far East championships, Christian Academy Japan had one or two definitive stars who led the Knights to titles.