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The government’s admission comes in a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court by Muslims who say they regularly experience difficulties in travel, financial transactions and interactions with law enforcement because they have been added to the list wrongly.



Air Force updates 'deploy or get out' policy; 1,000 airmen could face separation

The new directive is expected to impact about 1,000 airmen, or about 0.5 percent of the Air Force, who have been considered non-deployable for at least 12 months. Those individuals face separation.


New York Air National Guardsman accused of impersonating CIA agent to impress woman

According to court documents, Staff Sgt. Ryan Houghtalen told a woman he met at church that her life was in danger, he was a CIA agent, and that they were both targets of ISIS.


USS Donald Cook returning to Black Sea

The USS Donald Cook transited the Dardanelles Strait on Tuesday en route to its second Black Sea operation in a month as Russia again shadows the ship amid growing tensions between Moscow and the West.


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Museum officials: Vandals try to burn a Confederate statue, but it was the wrong General Lee

Officials at the William C. Lee Airborne Museum in Dunn believe “some jerk punk” mistook the the founder of the U.S. Army Airborne for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.


Putin says Russia will retaliate if US deploys missiles in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.


Nearly 100 aircraft, thousands of troops deploy to Guam for three-nation Cope North drills

Pacific Air Forces’ largest multilateral exercise, which kicked off Monday, is designed to enhance air operations among the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps as well as the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force.



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Nonprofit in dispute over Marine’s Medal of Honor agrees in principle to hometown display

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has agreed — in principle — to send a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor back to his hometown for display following a protracted fight.


More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

A U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea.


Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudis

Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom.


Iraq says it will continue sanctions-busting imports from Iran

Iraq is close to finalizing a deal that will allow it to import Iranian energy despite American sanctions by avoiding the U.S. dollar, an Iraqi official said.


Rights group: 14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya said late Saturday that the Tunisians were abducted on their way to work at an oil refinery.


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Nonprofit in dispute over Marine’s Medal of Honor agrees in principle to hometown display

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has agreed — in principle — to send a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor back to his hometown for display following a protracted fight.


More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

A U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea.


Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudis

Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom.


Iraq says it will continue sanctions-busting imports from Iran

Iraq is close to finalizing a deal that will allow it to import Iranian energy despite American sanctions by avoiding the U.S. dollar, an Iraqi official said.


Rights group: 14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya said late Saturday that the Tunisians were abducted on their way to work at an oil refinery.



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Nonprofit in dispute over Marine’s Medal of Honor agrees in principle to hometown display

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has agreed — in principle — to send a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor back to his hometown for display following a protracted fight.



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Navy set to build new warship USS Cleveland

The Navy announced that the final contract has been issued to build the USS Cleveland, a swift warship that is part of the Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship class.


NASIC stands to benefit as Trump signs directive for Space Force

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, likely will bring in more funding and interest with the creation of the Space Force, said Loren Thompson, a senior defense analyst with the Virginia-based Lexington Institute.


Congress restores funding for Coast Guard’s first new heavy icebreaker in 40 years

Funding for the service's first new heavy icebreaker in 40 years, which military leaders say is vital in competing with Russia and China in the Arctic region, is part of the $333 billion spending bill Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed last week to avoid another government shutdown.


Nonprofit in dispute over Marine’s Medal of Honor agrees in principle to hometown display

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has agreed — in principle — to send a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor back to his hometown for display following a protracted fight.


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Navy set to build new warship USS Cleveland

The Navy announced that the final contract has been issued to build the USS Cleveland, a swift warship that is part of the Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship class.


NASIC stands to benefit as Trump signs directive for Space Force

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, likely will bring in more funding and interest with the creation of the Space Force, said Loren Thompson, a senior defense analyst with the Virginia-based Lexington Institute.


Congress restores funding for Coast Guard’s first new heavy icebreaker in 40 years

Funding for the service's first new heavy icebreaker in 40 years, which military leaders say is vital in competing with Russia and China in the Arctic region, is part of the $333 billion spending bill Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed last week to avoid another government shutdown.


Nonprofit in dispute over Marine’s Medal of Honor agrees in principle to hometown display

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has agreed — in principle — to send a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor back to his hometown for display following a protracted fight.



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Humphreys, King clear favorites in boys tourneys

It’s been awhile since two boys basketball teams entered Far East tournaments with the huge bull’s-eyes being toted by Division I favorite Humphreys and Division II favorite E.J. King.


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Far East boys basketball

Humphreys, King clear favorites in boys tourneys

It’s been awhile since two boys basketball teams entered Far East tournaments with the huge bull’s-eyes being toted by Division I favorite Humphreys and Division II favorite E.J. King.