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Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, veterans have become an influential lobbying force.



Trump's immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

"Parole in place" reprieves, known inside the military as PIP, are meant to keep deployed service members focused by easing any worry about the safety of undocumented spouses and immediate family back home.


Coast Guard: Missile test could occur as early as next week

The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week.


Member of elite Navy unit has come out as transgender

The unidentified person, who came out in October, is a Navy Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman and appears to be the first member of the elite unit to identify as transgender.



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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world."


Duterte vows not to come to US: 'I've seen America, and it's lousy'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, previously praised and invited by President Donald Trump to come to the White House, said he won't visit the United States during or after his term because the country is "lousy."


Calif. couple thankful for support after Marine son's death in Mississippi plane crash

Cindy and John Elliott's son, Capt. Sean Endecott Elliott, was among the 15 Marines and one sailor to die when the C-130 in which they were flying exploded over a Mississippi bean field.



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Capt. Robert Edwin Holton is laid to rest in Montana

U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton was buried under hazy but cloudless blue skies Saturday, finally resting in his home state of Montana after 48 years of being missing in action during the Vietnam War.


Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.


Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.


Officials: Taliban overrun 2 districts in as many days

In recent days, Taliban have launched dozens of attacks in northern Afghanistan, temporarily closing a key highway between the capital Kabul and northern Afghanistan.


Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

Even after the government quelled a militant uprising that sent production to a 30-year low last August, smaller-scale sabotage caused by people trying to steal oil remains rife.


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Capt. Robert Edwin Holton is laid to rest in Montana

U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton was buried under hazy but cloudless blue skies Saturday, finally resting in his home state of Montana after 48 years of being missing in action during the Vietnam War.


Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.


Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.


Officials: Taliban overrun 2 districts in as many days

In recent days, Taliban have launched dozens of attacks in northern Afghanistan, temporarily closing a key highway between the capital Kabul and northern Afghanistan.


Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

Even after the government quelled a militant uprising that sent production to a 30-year low last August, smaller-scale sabotage caused by people trying to steal oil remains rife.



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Milestone 12th Armored reunion stirs memories

Looking back on his time in the 12th Armored Division, George Rich, 95 and not showing it a bit, said that since 1994 he has been devoted to yearly reunions of the World War II U.S. Army fighting force.



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Col. Michael Downs bids farewell to San Angelo

Michael Downs relinquished command of the 17th Training Wing to Col. Ricky Mills during the base's change of command ceremony on Friday.


Old Ironsides restored, returns to harbor

The Constitution, launched in 1797, has undergone waves of major repairs since the 1830s, with the most recent prior restoration being a three-year comprehensive structural project that ended in 1995 ahead of its 200th anniversary.


Fort Bragg welcomes new top cop

Fort Bragg's new top cop, Col. Larry Dewey assumed command for the 16th Military Police Battalion on Friday during a traditional, although hot, ceremony at Fort Bragg's Main Post Parade Field.


Coast Guard to enforce US pot laws on water

Since Jan. 30, adult Maine residents can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering pot plants.


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Col. Michael Downs bids farewell to San Angelo

Michael Downs relinquished command of the 17th Training Wing to Col. Ricky Mills during the base's change of command ceremony on Friday.


Old Ironsides restored, returns to harbor

The Constitution, launched in 1797, has undergone waves of major repairs since the 1830s, with the most recent prior restoration being a three-year comprehensive structural project that ended in 1995 ahead of its 200th anniversary.


Fort Bragg welcomes new top cop

Fort Bragg's new top cop, Col. Larry Dewey assumed command for the 16th Military Police Battalion on Friday during a traditional, although hot, ceremony at Fort Bragg's Main Post Parade Field.


Coast Guard to enforce US pot laws on water

Since Jan. 30, adult Maine residents can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering pot plants.



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Army grad closing in on majors

Chris Rowley, who will turn 27 in August, is a phone call from becoming the first West Point graduate to play in the major leagues.


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Army grad closing in on majors

Chris Rowley, who will turn 27 in August, is a phone call from becoming the first West Point graduate to play in the major leagues.



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