Biden requests $715B for the Pentagon in his first budget, does away with OCO fund

President Joe Biden on Friday proposed $715 billion for the Pentagon in its 2022 baseline budget, which is a slight increase from this year’s spending plan.

Austin launching panel to address extremism in the ranks as military completes stand downs

Current Defense Department rules do not bar troops from membership in extremist organizations unless they actively participate in activity deemed illegal or that could harm military order and discipline.

‘Sense of urgency’: Lawmakers introduce several bills to aid vets exposed to toxic fumes

On both sides of the political aisle, lawmakers in Washington are ramping up efforts to expand care for veterans who became sick after breathing the toxic fumes from burn pits.

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Coronavirus day pass program draws crowds to Tuebingen

In exchange for a negative coronavirus test, which the city was doing for free, you could get a day pass to eat at outdoor restaurants, shop without an appointment and get a haircut or tattoo.

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Biden's border czar is stepping down

Roberta Jacobson, President Biden's special envoy for border issues who has been grappling with large increases of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S., is stepping down after 100 days on the job, the White House announced Friday.