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A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.


They were smokejumpers when the CIA sent them to Laos; they came back in caskets

Their families didn't know they were in Laos, and didn't know that they'd started working for the CIA in addition to their jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.


Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."


Bill could streamline process for troops, veterans to get commercial driver’s license

The legislation would make permanent a two-year exemption issued by the Department of Transportation that allowed states to waive the commercial driver’s license knowledge test for current servicemembers, Reservists and National Guardsmen who meet certain conditions.



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Russia's still targeting US elections, Sen. King warns, and experts say we're not prepared

For weeks, U.S. Sen. Angus King has been telling anyone who’ll listen that the biggest, most worrisome thing about Russian interference in the 2016 election isn’t getting enough attention and has nothing to do with President Trump.


Turkey rejects Arab terms on Qatar, US urges sides to talk

Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."


Juror's sympathies apparently on display at close of Green Beret's trial

The two-week trial of a Colorado Springs Green Beret accused of fatally shooting an intruder in the back came to a close Friday with one juror apparently wearing her sympathies on a T-shirt. Emblazoned on the shirt was the word ARMY.



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Flying saucers still evasive 70 years after pilot's report

Boise businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades.


Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.


Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years

As the United States grapples with the implications of Kremlin interference in American politics, European countries are deploying a variety of bold tactics and tools to expose Russian attempts to sway voters and weaken European unity.


Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday.


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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.


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Flying saucers still evasive 70 years after pilot's report

Boise businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades.


Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.


Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years

As the United States grapples with the implications of Kremlin interference in American politics, European countries are deploying a variety of bold tactics and tools to expose Russian attempts to sway voters and weaken European unity.


Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday.


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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.



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Bill could streamline process for troops, veterans to get commercial driver’s license

The legislation would make permanent a two-year exemption issued by the Department of Transportation that allowed states to waive the commercial driver’s license knowledge test for current servicemembers, Reservists and National Guardsmen who meet certain conditions.



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1st Marine Division gets new commander

Brigadier Gen. Eric M. Smith, who led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently served at the Pentagon, is the new commanding general of the 1st Marine Division.


Admiral: Upgrades coming for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Improvements will focus on aging dry docks, new equipment and rethinking yard layouts, said Vice Adm. Tom Moore, who heads Naval Sea Systems Command. The investment in dry docks alone would be $3 billion to $4 billion over 30 years at these yards.


1AD headquarters, DIVARTY ready to tackle Iraq mission

Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division headquarters are ready and raring to go on their mission to Iraq, the division command team said.


Coast Guard launches search near Florida for missing diver

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Florida for a missing diver. Authorities said they were looking for a diver who went missing about half-a-mile away from Lauderdale-by-the Sea, which is in South Florida.


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1st Marine Division gets new commander

Brigadier Gen. Eric M. Smith, who led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently served at the Pentagon, is the new commanding general of the 1st Marine Division.


Admiral: Upgrades coming for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Improvements will focus on aging dry docks, new equipment and rethinking yard layouts, said Vice Adm. Tom Moore, who heads Naval Sea Systems Command. The investment in dry docks alone would be $3 billion to $4 billion over 30 years at these yards.


1AD headquarters, DIVARTY ready to tackle Iraq mission

Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division headquarters are ready and raring to go on their mission to Iraq, the division command team said.


Coast Guard launches search near Florida for missing diver

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Florida for a missing diver. Authorities said they were looking for a diver who went missing about half-a-mile away from Lauderdale-by-the Sea, which is in South Florida.




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