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Nonprofit steps in to aid military death benefits during shutdown

Just as the group had done during the 16-day government shutdown in 2013, Fisher House Foundation said it would cover payments to Gold Star families that are cut off during the current shutdown.


First snow of 2018 leads to early closures at some Kanto bases

Some U.S. bases in and around the Japanese capital closed all but essential operations Monday during the first snowfall of 2018.


Naval Surfaces Forces commander retires early amid fallout from deadly collisions

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces retired early from the service last week amid continuing fallout after a pair of ship collisions last year killed 17 sailors.




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Trump's attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled

President Donald Trump hasn't backed away from his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016, but his efforts to investigate it appear to have stalled.


Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

Billionaires heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual retreat at a luxurious ski resort in the Alps have every reason to be jubilant. Stock markets are at record highs, corporate taxes in the United States and United Kingdom are falling, and every major economy is growing.


Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the Kurds from the area, a Kurdish militia and a war monitoring group said.


Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism on Saturday as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington.


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Trump's attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled

President Donald Trump hasn't backed away from his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016, but his efforts to investigate it appear to have stalled.


Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

Billionaires heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual retreat at a luxurious ski resort in the Alps have every reason to be jubilant. Stock markets are at record highs, corporate taxes in the United States and United Kingdom are falling, and every major economy is growing.


Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the Kurds from the area, a Kurdish militia and a war monitoring group said.


Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism on Saturday as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington.



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Remains of WWII POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native's remains and bring them back to his hometown.



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Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.


Naval Surfaces Forces commander retires early amid fallout from deadly collisions

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces retired early from the service last week amid continuing fallout after a pair of ship collisions last year killed 17 sailors.


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Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.


Naval Surfaces Forces commander retires early amid fallout from deadly collisions

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces retired early from the service last week amid continuing fallout after a pair of ship collisions last year killed 17 sailors.



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Shutdown kicks Pacific athletes off mats, courts

With just more than a week before the Far East wrestling championships are set to take place, Daegu senior Hunter Lane – and hundreds of other Pacific high school student-athletes – now have to wonder whether such events will happen.


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Shutdown kicks Pacific athletes off mats, courts

With just more than a week before the Far East wrestling championships are set to take place, Daegu senior Hunter Lane – and hundreds of other Pacific high school student-athletes – now have to wonder whether such events will happen.