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On Thursday, the United States expelled 10 Russian diplomats and imposed sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal agencies.



American toilet paper is taxing base plumbing at US air base in Japan

Residents of at least one American military installation in Japan may have to purchase Japanese toilet paper to keep their plumbing working properly.


Fort Jackson soldier charged with assault after confronting Black man is suspended from duties

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pentland, 42, will remain suspended barring the outcome of an Army investigation into the incident and the outcome of the criminal charges filed against him by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.


Rota to gain two US destroyers by middle of the decade, EUCOM chief says

Two more Navy destroyers are expected to be based out of Rota, Spain, within the next few years, a move that will help U.S. European Command keep closer tabs on Russian submarines, the top U.S. officer on the Continent said Thursday.




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Episode 7, Part 2: Tenant bill of rights isn't fixing the problems military families face

The tenant bill of rights was enacted to help protect families living in private military housing. But advocates see how the problems service members face aren't being fixed and wonder if the laws are more rhetoric than regulation.

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Study: Psilocybin in psychedelic mushrooms may be more effective than leading antidepressant

The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms may be more effective at treating depression than a leading antidepressant, a study has found, potentially opening up new avenues of treatment for troops who suffer from the debilitating condition.


Veterans Crisis Line responder ‘failed to take action’ to prevent shooting death

The Veterans Crisis Line mishandled an interaction with a veteran who shot and killed a family member after the call ended, a federal watchdog reported Thursday.


House lawmakers pledge to find ways to prevent Taliban grip on Afghanistan after US troops leave

A group of Democratic House lawmakers said Thursday that they will attempt to limit the Taliban’s ability to regain power in Afghanistan by continuing to have a robust diplomatic presence there and provide economic support.



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White House: Intel on Russian 'bounties' on US troops shaky

The White House said Thursday that the intelligence community does not have conclusive evidence that Russian intelligence operatives encouraged the Taliban to attack American troops in Afghanistan.


US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

On Thursday, the United States expelled 10 Russian diplomats and imposed sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal agencies.


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White House: Intel on Russian 'bounties' on US troops shaky

The White House said Thursday that the intelligence community does not have conclusive evidence that Russian intelligence operatives encouraged the Taliban to attack American troops in Afghanistan.


US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

On Thursday, the United States expelled 10 Russian diplomats and imposed sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal agencies.



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As US prepares to end Afghan War, veterans agonize over their sacrifices

More than 800,000 people served in Afghanistan in the U.S. military, and many of them are reflecting anew on what the war achieved and the meaning of their individual parts in it.



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Weather delays divers from searching for shipwreck survivors

With 12 people still missing from a capsized oil industry vessel, divers awaited a break in stormy weather Thursday that would allow them to reach the hull and search for survivors.


Air Force veteran pleads guilty to negligent homicide in shooting death of fellow airman

Both airmen had been drinking and were “messing around” with a 9mm handgun. The gun discharged while Christopher Domonic Contardo was holding it, killing Tristen Carlson, according to Contardo's lawyer.


Eisenhower strike group operates with France’s flagship around the Persian Gulf

Miles from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as the carrier patrols the Arabian Sea, the USS Laboon had passed through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf to drill alongside the French Navy’s flagship, the carrier FS Charles de Gaulle.


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Weather delays divers from searching for shipwreck survivors

With 12 people still missing from a capsized oil industry vessel, divers awaited a break in stormy weather Thursday that would allow them to reach the hull and search for survivors.


Air Force veteran pleads guilty to negligent homicide in shooting death of fellow airman

Both airmen had been drinking and were “messing around” with a 9mm handgun. The gun discharged while Christopher Domonic Contardo was holding it, killing Tristen Carlson, according to Contardo's lawyer.


Eisenhower strike group operates with France’s flagship around the Persian Gulf

Miles from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as the carrier patrols the Arabian Sea, the USS Laboon had passed through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf to drill alongside the French Navy’s flagship, the carrier FS Charles de Gaulle.



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Mass vaccination of midshipmen not yet a game-changer for Navy athletics but could be by fall

Regular testing and contact tracing will remain a way of life for Navy varsity athletics for the remainder of the spring semester. But athletic director Chet Gladchuk is hopeful vaccination on a nationwide basis will produce a more positive competitive environment for fall sports.


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Mass vaccination of midshipmen not yet a game-changer for Navy athletics but could be by fall

Regular testing and contact tracing will remain a way of life for Navy varsity athletics for the remainder of the spring semester. But athletic director Chet Gladchuk is hopeful vaccination on a nationwide basis will produce a more positive competitive environment for fall sports.