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A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end of the line this year in another attempt to pass it.



Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.


US airstrike kills Afghan federal police in friendly fire incident

A U.S. airstrike backing Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban in the turbulent Helmand province Friday killed 12 Afghan federal police officers, an Afghan official said.


Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

According to a report on National Public Radio, two female sailors are vying for Navy special operations jobs previously closed to women.



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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.


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.


Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy.



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Philippine leader says he won't visit US, adds 'it's lousy'

Rodrigo Duterte delivered his latest verbal attack on the United States after he was asked in a news conference Friday to react to an American lawmaker's threat to lead a protest if Duterte accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the White House.


Moldova: lawmakers demand Russia withdraws its troops

A total of 61 of lawmakers in the 101-seat legislature Friday approved a symbolic statement calling for the removal of about 1,500 Russian troops, weapons, and other military equipment from the pro-Russian Trans-Dniester region.


Israel sends more troops to West Bank after stabbing, unrest

The 20-year-old Palestinian assailant wrote in a pre-attack Facebook post that he planned to avenge what he alleged was Israel's "desecration" of the Jerusalem holy site.


Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival government

A week ago, a religious committee under the government based in eastern Libya targeted Ibadi followers, describing them as a "misguided and aberrant group."


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Philippine leader says he won't visit US, adds 'it's lousy'

Rodrigo Duterte delivered his latest verbal attack on the United States after he was asked in a news conference Friday to react to an American lawmaker's threat to lead a protest if Duterte accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the White House.


Moldova: lawmakers demand Russia withdraws its troops

A total of 61 of lawmakers in the 101-seat legislature Friday approved a symbolic statement calling for the removal of about 1,500 Russian troops, weapons, and other military equipment from the pro-Russian Trans-Dniester region.


Israel sends more troops to West Bank after stabbing, unrest

The 20-year-old Palestinian assailant wrote in a pre-attack Facebook post that he planned to avenge what he alleged was Israel's "desecration" of the Jerusalem holy site.


Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival government

A week ago, a religious committee under the government based in eastern Libya targeted Ibadi followers, describing them as a "misguided and aberrant group."



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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

Darin Welker, who served in Iraq with the Army and was medically discharged from the Ohio National Guard, says his six ducks have been therapeutic. He was granted a variance to a local law that banned farm animals.



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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.


US airstrike kills Afghan federal police in friendly fire incident

A U.S. airstrike backing Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban in the turbulent Helmand province Friday killed 12 Afghan federal police officers, an Afghan official said.


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.


Contract awarded for new Fort Sill training facility

The new Air Defense Artillery training facility will include a 40,000-square-foot space to showcase museum items, as well as a research library and two classrooms for soldier training.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.


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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.


US airstrike kills Afghan federal police in friendly fire incident

A U.S. airstrike backing Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban in the turbulent Helmand province Friday killed 12 Afghan federal police officers, an Afghan official said.


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.


Contract awarded for new Fort Sill training facility

The new Air Defense Artillery training facility will include a 40,000-square-foot space to showcase museum items, as well as a research library and two classrooms for soldier training.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.



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Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force grads won't be in NFL training camps

The Department of Defense’s policy would have allowed players to apply to serve their time on reserve status to pursue professional sports, but that rule was changed just before the NFL draft in Apri.


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Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force grads won't be in NFL training camps

The Department of Defense’s policy would have allowed players to apply to serve their time on reserve status to pursue professional sports, but that rule was changed just before the NFL draft in Apri.



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