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At least eight 2nd Infantry Division soldiers died by suicide in nearly three years, from May 2016 to April 2019. The number is not necessarily indicative of a trend, but it provides a grim snapshot of an unprecedented crisis in the military that has grown despite a concerted push to stop it.



US soldier dies, two others injured when armored vehicle overturns during training in South Korea

Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, 20, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained in the rollover at Camp Humphreys.


Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

The soldiers — many of whom have jobs in interrogation, human intelligence and counterintelligence — noticed that the app's terms of service said it could collect substantial amounts of personal data, and that the developer has a presence overseas.


US, Australian professors to be freed in swap for Taliban leaders, Afghan president says

Two university professors who were kidnapped in Kabul three years ago are set to be freed in exchange for high-ranking Taliban leaders, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday.



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Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

The soldiers — many of whom have jobs in interrogation, human intelligence and counterintelligence — noticed that the app's terms of service said it could collect substantial amounts of personal data, and that the developer has a presence overseas.


Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel’s regional conflict with Iran, which backs the militant group.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.


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Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

The soldiers — many of whom have jobs in interrogation, human intelligence and counterintelligence — noticed that the app's terms of service said it could collect substantial amounts of personal data, and that the developer has a presence overseas.


Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel’s regional conflict with Iran, which backs the militant group.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.




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Trip to South Korea helps Minnesota son complete his Marine veteran father's story

Growing up in Golden Valley, Gregg Peppin only heard bits and pieces of his father’s Korea experience. “When I asked my mom about it, she said, ‘Your dad saw a lot of dead people,’” Peppin recalled.


Coast Guard rescue swimmers show off training in Lake St. Clair

If you’re a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer and are looking to do a fun training exercise that also serves as team-building, what do you pick? How about jumping out of a helicopter into Lake St. Clair about 1.5 miles out, then swimming back to shore, decked out in your full gear?


Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

The soldiers — many of whom have jobs in interrogation, human intelligence and counterintelligence — noticed that the app's terms of service said it could collect substantial amounts of personal data, and that the developer has a presence overseas.


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Trip to South Korea helps Minnesota son complete his Marine veteran father's story

Growing up in Golden Valley, Gregg Peppin only heard bits and pieces of his father’s Korea experience. “When I asked my mom about it, she said, ‘Your dad saw a lot of dead people,’” Peppin recalled.


Coast Guard rescue swimmers show off training in Lake St. Clair

If you’re a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer and are looking to do a fun training exercise that also serves as team-building, what do you pick? How about jumping out of a helicopter into Lake St. Clair about 1.5 miles out, then swimming back to shore, decked out in your full gear?


Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them

The soldiers — many of whom have jobs in interrogation, human intelligence and counterintelligence — noticed that the app's terms of service said it could collect substantial amounts of personal data, and that the developer has a presence overseas.