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A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline.



US troops punished for contact with foreign women during White House trip, but not court-martialed

The Army and Air Force have punished U.S. servicemembers who were sent home from Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Panama last year after bringing foreign women into a secure area without registering them, but will not court-martial them, U.S. military officials said.


Navy asking Pentagon to increase paternity leave time

The recommendation stems from the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the Pentagon to increase non-chargeable leave across the services. It is subject to approval by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Japan accuses US military of flying over school where helicopter window fell

A UH-1Y Venom and two AH-1Z Vipers were spotted above Futenma Daini Elementary School on Thursday afternoon, said a spokesman for the Okinawa Defense Bureau.



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Pentagon: Military-civilian disconnect could endanger all-volunteer force

Americans are less connected to the military than ever before and Defense Department leaders — facing what could amount to a recruitment crisis in coming years — has started to take note.


Security risks remain unresolved in new system for tracking military aircraft

According to the GAO, the Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration have focused on how to equip military aircraft with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out technology, with much less thought given to solving or mitigating security risks.


Trump appointee, former Navy SEAL, resigns after deriding military veterans with PTSD

Carl Higbie's resignation, which was prompted after CNN unearthed the comments he reportedly made, comes amid increased scrutiny of the president's appointees for racist or anti-Muslim statements made in the past.



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Officials piece together chaotic events after officer killed

Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city.


Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks.


Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.


UN to investigate attacks on Congo peacekeepers

The U.N. is launching an investigation into attacks on peacekeepers in a part of Congo where the deadliest single assault on a U.N. peacekeeping mission in almost 25 years unfolded last month.


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Officials piece together chaotic events after officer killed

Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city.


Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks.


Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.


UN to investigate attacks on Congo peacekeepers

The U.N. is launching an investigation into attacks on peacekeepers in a part of Congo where the deadliest single assault on a U.N. peacekeeping mission in almost 25 years unfolded last month.



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In 2014, 100 WWII veterans were at this Calif. luncheon. This year, there were 10

Joseph Brocato, who served in the Navy during the Cuban missile crisis and came up with the idea of regular luncheons to pay tribute to local military vets, said part of the challenge now is getting in touch with those who served more than 70 years after the war ended.



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What do you think of your Army housing? Survey seeks answers

A servicewide survey has been launched to determine how families living in on-base and off-base leased housing rate their accommodations and the service’s housing office.


Navy asking Pentagon to increase paternity leave time

The recommendation stems from the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the Pentagon to increase non-chargeable leave across the services. It is subject to approval by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


A 66-year-old is about to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents

After starting in Antarctica, participants will sleep on a chartered plane and wake up each day to run another 26.2 miles - in Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai; Lisbon; Cartagena, Colombia; and Miami - 168 hours of nonstop running and flying.


Bahamas military recovers body from small plane crash at sea

A body has been recovered from the waters off Andros Island where a small plane with six people on board is believed to have crashed. A debris field and a body were spotted in rough seas by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew the night before.


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What do you think of your Army housing? Survey seeks answers

A servicewide survey has been launched to determine how families living in on-base and off-base leased housing rate their accommodations and the service’s housing office.


Navy asking Pentagon to increase paternity leave time

The recommendation stems from the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the Pentagon to increase non-chargeable leave across the services. It is subject to approval by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


A 66-year-old is about to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents

After starting in Antarctica, participants will sleep on a chartered plane and wake up each day to run another 26.2 miles - in Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai; Lisbon; Cartagena, Colombia; and Miami - 168 hours of nonstop running and flying.


Bahamas military recovers body from small plane crash at sea

A body has been recovered from the waters off Andros Island where a small plane with six people on board is believed to have crashed. A debris field and a body were spotted in rough seas by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew the night before.