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Senator introduces bill to build 'war on terror' memorial

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Tuesday permitting a private foundation to construct a memorial on the National Mall recognizing American troops fighting the war on terror.


Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office

The Homeland Security Department is set to launch an office for American victims of immigrant crime.


Trump cuts could mean stormy waters for California Coast Guard presence

President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border has complicated a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown — and ultimately could shift funding away from one of the Coast Guard’s most strategic stations in the California Bay Area.

Airman from Texas struck, killed by New York City subway

Air Force officials in New Jersey have identified an airman from Texas who was struck and killed by a subway in New York City.


Ted Cruz proposes using assets seized from El Chapo to fund border wall

As President Donald Trump struggles to persuade Congress to pay for his oft-promised border wall and Mexico continues to insist it will not spend a dime on the project, Sen. Ted Cruz has come up with another idea.



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Senator introduces bill to build 'war on terror' memorial

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Tuesday permitting a private foundation to construct a memorial on the National Mall recognizing American troops fighting the war on terror.



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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.


Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Gate closures to continue at Marine bases on Okinawa

The closures have impacted Marine bases Camp Kinser, Camp Courtney and Camp Foster, where traffic backups have led to 45-minute delays in getting off base on some days during rush hours.


US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.


Trump cuts could mean stormy waters for California Coast Guard presence

President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border has complicated a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown — and ultimately could shift funding away from one of the Coast Guard’s most strategic stations in the California Bay Area.


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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.


Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Gate closures to continue at Marine bases on Okinawa

The closures have impacted Marine bases Camp Kinser, Camp Courtney and Camp Foster, where traffic backups have led to 45-minute delays in getting off base on some days during rush hours.


US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.


Trump cuts could mean stormy waters for California Coast Guard presence

President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border has complicated a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown — and ultimately could shift funding away from one of the Coast Guard’s most strategic stations in the California Bay Area.



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