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Up to 20,000 migrant children could be housed on U.S. military bases under a plan being considered by President Donald Trump’s administration, according to U.S. officials. The children would be unaccompanied minors who cross the border without family members, not children separated from them.



Navy’s top enlisted sailor announces retirement amidst misconduct probe

Master Chief of the Navy Steven Giordano on Thursday announced he would leave the service in an attempt to “avoid distraction” as the Navy inspector general probes allegations that he fostered a hostile work environment in his Pentagon office.


Investigators find missing Minot AFB machine gun in airman’s home

Special agents with the service’s Office of Special Investigations found the machine gun while executing a federal search warrant at an airman's residence.


Vets with bladder cancer could wait years for government to recognize Agent Orange link

In the past nine years, Vietnam War veteran Robert Lytle has undergone three surgeries. Doctors removed eight malignant tumors from his bladder. The Department of Veterans Affairs has denied his requests for disability compensation three times.


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National Mall site selected as location of national Gulf War memorial

A federal commission on Thursday approved a site on the National Mall for the future National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial after several months of debate over whether to choose another location along the Potomac River.


Military making headway on opioid epidemic among servicemembers, vets, officials say

The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the nation, two service health officials told lawmakers.


Air Force set to award contract for replacing Huey helicopters by year-end

The Air Force is expected to award a contract by the end of the year to replace all active-duty UH-1N Huey helicopters, the service announced Thursday.



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Feds seek removal of 20-day limit on immigrant family holds

The Department of Justice on Thursday asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with their parents.


Army takes step toward closing Camp Red Cloud with inactivation ceremony

Soldiers stood in formation as the garrison’s colors were cased Thursday in a ceremony officials said marked an important step toward closing this Korean War-era base and reducing the U.S. footprint north of Seoul.


NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

The bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and there's no guarantee the trans-Atlantic partnership will survive, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday.


Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asserted that Turkish jets have dealt a heavy blow on the outlawed Kurdish rebels' leadership in Iraq, saying some 35 high-level militants were killed.


EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

In talks over the next week, EU leaders will affirm their intention to stop migrants leaving north African shores by paying countries like Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to hold people until their eligibility for asylum can be established.


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Feds seek removal of 20-day limit on immigrant family holds

The Department of Justice on Thursday asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with their parents.


Army takes step toward closing Camp Red Cloud with inactivation ceremony

Soldiers stood in formation as the garrison’s colors were cased Thursday in a ceremony officials said marked an important step toward closing this Korean War-era base and reducing the U.S. footprint north of Seoul.


NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

The bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and there's no guarantee the trans-Atlantic partnership will survive, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday.


Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asserted that Turkish jets have dealt a heavy blow on the outlawed Kurdish rebels' leadership in Iraq, saying some 35 high-level militants were killed.


EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

In talks over the next week, EU leaders will affirm their intention to stop migrants leaving north African shores by paying countries like Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to hold people until their eligibility for asylum can be established.



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Vets with bladder cancer could wait years for government to recognize Agent Orange link

In the past nine years, Vietnam War veteran Robert Lytle has undergone three surgeries. Doctors removed eight malignant tumors from his bladder. The Department of Veterans Affairs has denied his requests for disability compensation three times.



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Coast Guardsmen patrol high seas near Japan for illegal fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard recently deployed from Alaska to northeast Japan as part of a multinational effort to help curb illegal fishing.


Marine accused of white supremacist ties is headed to prison

Lance Cpl. Vasillios George Pistolis, accused of participating in the Unite the Right rally held Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., has been found guilty in a summary court-martial.


Navy’s top enlisted sailor announces retirement amidst misconduct probe

Master Chief of the Navy Steven Giordano on Thursday announced he would leave the service in an attempt to “avoid distraction” as the Navy inspector general probes allegations that he fostered a hostile work environment in his Pentagon office.


Colorado vet's death offers glimpse into suicidal mind

Hours after being discharged from a mental health treatment facility, 38-year-old disabled veteran Lee Cole hiked into a wilderness area in southwest Colorado Springs with a backpack and the cellphone on which he planned to record his final message.


National Guard, Air Force rescuing more than 100 from Bible camp in Montana

The Montana Army National Guard and the U.S. Air Force are evacuating nearly 140 people from a Bible camp southwest of Augusta after the road was washed out due to flooding.


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Coast Guardsmen patrol high seas near Japan for illegal fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard recently deployed from Alaska to northeast Japan as part of a multinational effort to help curb illegal fishing.


Marine accused of white supremacist ties is headed to prison

Lance Cpl. Vasillios George Pistolis, accused of participating in the Unite the Right rally held Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., has been found guilty in a summary court-martial.


Navy’s top enlisted sailor announces retirement amidst misconduct probe

Master Chief of the Navy Steven Giordano on Thursday announced he would leave the service in an attempt to “avoid distraction” as the Navy inspector general probes allegations that he fostered a hostile work environment in his Pentagon office.


Colorado vet's death offers glimpse into suicidal mind

Hours after being discharged from a mental health treatment facility, 38-year-old disabled veteran Lee Cole hiked into a wilderness area in southwest Colorado Springs with a backpack and the cellphone on which he planned to record his final message.


National Guard, Air Force rescuing more than 100 from Bible camp in Montana

The Montana Army National Guard and the U.S. Air Force are evacuating nearly 140 people from a Bible camp southwest of Augusta after the road was washed out due to flooding.