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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md, and then on to Tokyo.<br>Andrew Harnik/AP

Trump considers pardons for servicemembers accused of war crimes

President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including headline-grabbing cases of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive.


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Poppy Wall of Honor in DC puts the focus on fallen servicemembers' sacrifice

"The Ultimate Sacrifice" is a term often used during Memorial Day observations, and a display this weekend on the National Mall helps demonstrate how many Americans have made that sacrifice.


Fort Bliss soldier's death at Big Bend National Park is under investigation

Pfc. Mamady Kaba, an automated logistical specialist with Charlie Company, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, died May 18 at the southwest Texas park, located about 330 miles east of Fort Bliss, according to the Army.

Harriet Tubman is already appearing on $20 bills whether the feds like it or not

Minutes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that he was delaying the new Harriet Tubman $20 bill until 2028, a New York designer tweeted: "We'll see about that."


50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theories about a 'moon hoax' persist

This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, but some people still live in a parallel belief universe where NASA faked the whole thing.



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Vietnam vet presents his medals to slain ROTC cadet

A Vietnam War veteran presented two of his medals posthumously to a University of North Carolina-Charlotte ROTC cadet who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom.



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US sailor who contacted Russians in espionage case gets three-year sentence

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday.


Army Corps approves $778 million plan to block Asian carp advance

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with too little to eat.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Suspicious exam results spark cheating probe at Air Force Academy

The investigations, called a “clarification” process in academy lingo, are used to determine whether cadets violated the school’s honor code, which forbids lying, cheating and stealing. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said in an email.


Marine will never get to deliver ring after four-day courtship

Kathleen Isabel Rose Bourque and Marine 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell were supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, this Memorial Day weekend, she will be at his funeral.


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US sailor who contacted Russians in espionage case gets three-year sentence

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday.


Army Corps approves $778 million plan to block Asian carp advance

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with too little to eat.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Suspicious exam results spark cheating probe at Air Force Academy

The investigations, called a “clarification” process in academy lingo, are used to determine whether cadets violated the school’s honor code, which forbids lying, cheating and stealing. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said in an email.


Marine will never get to deliver ring after four-day courtship

Kathleen Isabel Rose Bourque and Marine 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell were supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, this Memorial Day weekend, she will be at his funeral.



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