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Adm. Brett Giroir, head of the U.S. Public Health Service, speaks during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 30, 2020.<br>Al Drago/Pool /AP

White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'

A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that "none of us lie" to the public, an accusation President Donald Trump had retweeted, and that while kids need to be back in school as Trump insists, "we have to get the virus under control."


Soldiers at Fort Knox among first to get Army’s new 'pinks and greens' uniforms

Soldiers training to become recruiters at Fort Knox, Ky., were the first to receive the standard-issue Army Green Service Uniform, inspired by the pinkish-brown trousers and dark olive jackets worn by troops in World War II.


'MythBusters' host Grant Imahara, an influential popular science personality, dies at 49

Grant Imahara, the electrical engineer and roboticist who rose to fame as a host of the show "MythBusters," died Monday at the age of 49, according to Discovery Channel.

As monuments tumble, are we ‘erasing’ history? Historians say no

While President Donald Trump and others have called the removals an attempt to erase American history, historians have long discounted Confederate memorials as accurate representations of the Civil War.


US carries out the first federal execution in nearly two decades

The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.



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Fired VA staffer facing seven murder counts in insulin deaths

A former staffer at a W. Va. veterans hospital is being charged with killing seven patients by giving them fatal doses of insulin, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday in a probe into a series of mysterious deaths.



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Marine Raider teammates earn Silver Star, Bronze Stars for heroism in Afghanistan

A special operations Marine was awarded the Silver Star for assaulting a bunker and recovering a wounded Afghan soldier during a four-hour gun battle with more than a dozen Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last year.


Soldiers at Fort Knox among first to get Army’s new 'pinks and greens' uniforms

Soldiers training to become recruiters at Fort Knox, Ky., were the first to receive the standard-issue Army Green Service Uniform, inspired by the pinkish-brown trousers and dark olive jackets worn by troops in World War II.


48th Fighter Wing at Lakenheath welcomes new commander ahead of next year’s F-35 arrival

Col. Jason Camilletti took command of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, where he will help oversee the arrival of the first U.S. F-35 fighter jets to be based in Europe.


Grand Haven’s canceled Coast Guard Festival moves to front porches

From July 25 to Aug. 8, Grand Haven residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate their porches, yards and windows to signal their appreciation for the U.S. Coast Guard, in the absence of the 96th annual Coast Guard Festival.


Two more sailors are injured fighting USS Bonhomme Richard fire

Two more sailors were injured Monday evening fighting the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard as the remaining five sailors in the hospital suffering minor injuries were released, Navy officials said Tuesday.


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Marine Raider teammates earn Silver Star, Bronze Stars for heroism in Afghanistan

A special operations Marine was awarded the Silver Star for assaulting a bunker and recovering a wounded Afghan soldier during a four-hour gun battle with more than a dozen Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last year.


Soldiers at Fort Knox among first to get Army’s new 'pinks and greens' uniforms

Soldiers training to become recruiters at Fort Knox, Ky., were the first to receive the standard-issue Army Green Service Uniform, inspired by the pinkish-brown trousers and dark olive jackets worn by troops in World War II.


48th Fighter Wing at Lakenheath welcomes new commander ahead of next year’s F-35 arrival

Col. Jason Camilletti took command of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, where he will help oversee the arrival of the first U.S. F-35 fighter jets to be based in Europe.


Grand Haven’s canceled Coast Guard Festival moves to front porches

From July 25 to Aug. 8, Grand Haven residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate their porches, yards and windows to signal their appreciation for the U.S. Coast Guard, in the absence of the 96th annual Coast Guard Festival.


Two more sailors are injured fighting USS Bonhomme Richard fire

Two more sailors were injured Monday evening fighting the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard as the remaining five sailors in the hospital suffering minor injuries were released, Navy officials said Tuesday.



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