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The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.



Police documents recount gruesome murder of former Fort Bliss soldier

An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.


Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.


Mosul siege extends ISIS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."



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Clouds and cocktails mix in open-air bar atop Vicenza basilica

Perhaps you’re not invited to as many glamorous cocktail parties as you might like. There’s a remedy right in the center of Vicenza: an open-air cocktail bar atop the city’s jewel, the gleaming, white marble Basilica Palladiana.


American Legion calls VA budget proposal ‘stealth privatization’

The country’s largest veterans service organization said Friday that it was “extremely disappointed” with President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes cuts to benefits for some of the country’s most disabled veterans.


Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.



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Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.


Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.


British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

Britain's top counterterrorism official said Friday that authorities believe they have rounded up most of the network suspected of involvement in Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, but the country remained braced for further violence ahead of a sunny long weekend packed with road races, soccer matches and other ripe targets.


Mosul siege extends ISIS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.


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Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.


Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.


British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

Britain's top counterterrorism official said Friday that authorities believe they have rounded up most of the network suspected of involvement in Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, but the country remained braced for further violence ahead of a sunny long weekend packed with road races, soccer matches and other ripe targets.


Mosul siege extends ISIS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.



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Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Alaska Native citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unrecognized for decades.



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Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning

The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.


Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.


Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.


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Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning

The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.


Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.


Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.



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Navy lacrosse's amazing run comes to an end

The Navy women's lacrosse dream season ended in the quiet underbelly of Gillette Stadium late Friday night, with Boston College's locker room still screaming in jubilation after a 16-15 win over the Midshipmen.


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Navy lacrosse's amazing run comes to an end

The Navy women's lacrosse dream season ended in the quiet underbelly of Gillette Stadium late Friday night, with Boston College's locker room still screaming in jubilation after a 16-15 win over the Midshipmen.



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