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The U.S. Army continues to field test a new rifle that the service hopes infantry, armor, cavalry scout or combat engineer squads can carry to provide precision fire between 300 and 600 meters — without losing close-range lethality.



Colombian city braces for showdown as US military aircraft deliver aid on Venezuelan border

Cucuta has been overwhelmed by the massive Venezuelan migration that has flowed over its border for years. Now it's also the scheduled site for a foreign-organized concert to protest the Venezuelan government and a protest led by Venezuelan opposition figures with U.S. backing.


Trump warns Europe he will free ISIS fighters if allies won’t prosecute them

Comments come as global leaders wrap up three days of security talks in Munich, where the conflict in Syria was among the agenda items.


White House indicates Trump will veto disapproval of emergency

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.


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Family: UK teen who joined ISIS has baby in Syria

The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy.


Stocking shelves and clearing brush, National Guardsmen serve on border amid political heat

About 6,500 strong, the active-duty and National Guard soldiers sent to the southern border perform secondary tasks that free up border patrol agents, thanks to an 1878 law forbidding the military from domestic law enforcement.


'Taking their last breath': ISIS gunmen hide among civilians in Syria

A spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting the militants said Sunday that the Islamic State is preventing civilians from leaving the area, closing a corridor from which nearly 40,000 residents have managed to escape since December.



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Return to sender: Supreme Court to hear undeliverable mail case

An Alabama man who invented a computerized system to handle undeliverable mail is taking his fight against the Postal Service to the Supreme Court, after a proposed partnership between the two instead saw the Postal Service trying to invalidate his patent on the process.


Japanese town's remote setting attracts drone fans

A small Japanese town has turned its lack of uniqueness to its advantage, marketing itself as a haven for drone fans and establishing a section exclusively for the remote-controlled aircraft, which are prohibited in "densely inhabited districts."


UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies.


'Taking their last breath': ISIS gunmen hide among civilians in Syria

A spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting the militants said Sunday that the Islamic State is preventing civilians from leaving the area, closing a corridor from which nearly 40,000 residents have managed to escape since December.


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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Return to sender: Supreme Court to hear undeliverable mail case

An Alabama man who invented a computerized system to handle undeliverable mail is taking his fight against the Postal Service to the Supreme Court, after a proposed partnership between the two instead saw the Postal Service trying to invalidate his patent on the process.


Japanese town's remote setting attracts drone fans

A small Japanese town has turned its lack of uniqueness to its advantage, marketing itself as a haven for drone fans and establishing a section exclusively for the remote-controlled aircraft, which are prohibited in "densely inhabited districts."


UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies.


'Taking their last breath': ISIS gunmen hide among civilians in Syria

A spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting the militants said Sunday that the Islamic State is preventing civilians from leaving the area, closing a corridor from which nearly 40,000 residents have managed to escape since December.


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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Remembering a hero: St. Louis pilot’s WWII sacrifice to be honored

A British man will see his wish come true: a flyover honoring the memory of the American crew who died when their stricken bomber crashed beyond a park field, saving his life when he was a boy.



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Remembering a hero: St. Louis pilot’s WWII sacrifice to be honored

A British man will see his wish come true: a flyover honoring the memory of the American crew who died when their stricken bomber crashed beyond a park field, saving his life when he was a boy.


New Army rifle offers more versatility in combat

The U.S. Army continues to field test a new rifle that the service hopes infantry, armor, cavalry scout or combat engineer squads can carry to provide precision fire between 300 and 600 meters — without losing close-range lethality.


Coast Guard, university team up in a quest for more pilots

Elizabeth City State University, a historically black college with the only four-year aviation degree in North Carolina, could help the Coast Guard increase its number of pilots.


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Reserve Marines fight mock battle with Japanese soldiers near Kyoto

The annual Forest Light exercise brings together Marine Corps units with those from the Japan Self-Defense Forces for some training and tightening of their military relationship.


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Remembering a hero: St. Louis pilot’s WWII sacrifice to be honored

A British man will see his wish come true: a flyover honoring the memory of the American crew who died when their stricken bomber crashed beyond a park field, saving his life when he was a boy.


New Army rifle offers more versatility in combat

The U.S. Army continues to field test a new rifle that the service hopes infantry, armor, cavalry scout or combat engineer squads can carry to provide precision fire between 300 and 600 meters — without losing close-range lethality.


Coast Guard, university team up in a quest for more pilots

Elizabeth City State University, a historically black college with the only four-year aviation degree in North Carolina, could help the Coast Guard increase its number of pilots.


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Reserve Marines fight mock battle with Japanese soldiers near Kyoto

The annual Forest Light exercise brings together Marine Corps units with those from the Japan Self-Defense Forces for some training and tightening of their military relationship.