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Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name. The two shared a stage under the Capitol dome Wednesday as Dole, 94, accepted Congress' highest civilian honor for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate.


Senators call out Shulkin on VA’s unfilled top jobs

The Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal department, is operating without permanent leaders for its benefits administration and large health care system.


Russia closing gap with NATO, top US general in Europe warns

U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said Russia’s military modernization efforts are challenging allies in a range of areas such as cybersecurity.


Navy plans more promotions, bonuses for sailors as service expands

The service recently abolished high-tenure limits and stopped letting sailors leave before their scheduled separation dates.



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Few Navy commanders face court-martial for operational failures

On Tuesday, the Navy said it would convene Article 32 hearings to consider court-martialing Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald, and Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, former commander of the USS John S. McCain, for their roles in two deadly collisions last year.


Some Democrats on Capitol Hill push for alternatives to a military strike against North Korea

Two veterans serving in Congress said Wednesday that they traveled to the Korean Peninsula last week in hopes of heading off President Trump’s escalating war rhetoric.


Navy looks at increasing tour lengths for sailors assigned to Japan

The Navy wants sailors to spend more time on their overseas assignments, the service’s personnel chief said.



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Some Democrats on Capitol Hill push for alternatives to a military strike against North Korea

Two veterans serving in Congress said Wednesday that they traveled to the Korean Peninsula last week in hopes of heading off President Trump’s escalating war rhetoric.


North Korea demands US apology for not using country's official name

North Korea calls the United States' refusal to call North Korea by its chosen moniker, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, "insolent outrageous behavior."


German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border

The chancellors of Germany and Austria glossed over differences on migration Wednesday, seeking instead to focus on the need to secure the European Union's external borders and fight the reasons why people flee their homes.


Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration won't repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" in Iraq when he withdrew American troops. In Syria, Tillerson says U.S. military will remain for the foreseeable future.


American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria

Gunmen ambushed an American and a Canadian traveling through Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday.


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Some Democrats on Capitol Hill push for alternatives to a military strike against North Korea

Two veterans serving in Congress said Wednesday that they traveled to the Korean Peninsula last week in hopes of heading off President Trump’s escalating war rhetoric.


North Korea demands US apology for not using country's official name

North Korea calls the United States' refusal to call North Korea by its chosen moniker, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, "insolent outrageous behavior."


German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border

The chancellors of Germany and Austria glossed over differences on migration Wednesday, seeking instead to focus on the need to secure the European Union's external borders and fight the reasons why people flee their homes.


Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration won't repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" in Iraq when he withdrew American troops. In Syria, Tillerson says U.S. military will remain for the foreseeable future.


American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria

Gunmen ambushed an American and a Canadian traveling through Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday.



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Senators call out Shulkin on VA’s unfilled top jobs

The Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal department, is operating without permanent leaders for its benefits administration and large health care system.



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Dunford: Changes needed to make troop rotations in Europe more effective

The general said he favors a U.S. military posture that utilizes rotational forces, even as the Pentagon studies alternative basing strategies to assure allies along Russia’s western border.


Retired Marine who was fired as JROTC instructor asks for job back

Lt. Col. Michael Hunter received a standing ovation from the audience at the Collins Middle School after his short speech, but Mayor Kim Driscoll said the School Committee does not have the authority to overturn a school administration decision.


Few Navy commanders face court-martial for operational failures

On Tuesday, the Navy said it would convene Article 32 hearings to consider court-martialing Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald, and Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, former commander of the USS John S. McCain, for their roles in two deadly collisions last year.


In a rarity, Air Force temporarily deploys 3 kinds of bombers to Pacific

B-52 Stratofortress bombers began arriving Tuesday at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, temporarily providing the Pentagon with a rarity as tensions with North Korea percolate: three kinds of bombers in the Pacific.


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Dunford: Changes needed to make troop rotations in Europe more effective

The general said he favors a U.S. military posture that utilizes rotational forces, even as the Pentagon studies alternative basing strategies to assure allies along Russia’s western border.


Retired Marine who was fired as JROTC instructor asks for job back

Lt. Col. Michael Hunter received a standing ovation from the audience at the Collins Middle School after his short speech, but Mayor Kim Driscoll said the School Committee does not have the authority to overturn a school administration decision.


Few Navy commanders face court-martial for operational failures

On Tuesday, the Navy said it would convene Article 32 hearings to consider court-martialing Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald, and Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, former commander of the USS John S. McCain, for their roles in two deadly collisions last year.


In a rarity, Air Force temporarily deploys 3 kinds of bombers to Pacific

B-52 Stratofortress bombers began arriving Tuesday at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, temporarily providing the Pentagon with a rarity as tensions with North Korea percolate: three kinds of bombers in the Pacific.



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Verizon to stream eight NBA games in expanded partnership

Verizon Communications Inc. is adding to its sports streaming with an expanded National Basketball Association deal that includes eight live games free for any mobile phone user and a discount on League Pass live game subscriptions.


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Verizon to stream eight NBA games in expanded partnership

Verizon Communications Inc. is adding to its sports streaming with an expanded National Basketball Association deal that includes eight live games free for any mobile phone user and a discount on League Pass live game subscriptions.