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Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing off Alaska

A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.


Mass Iraqi deportation blocked by Detroit judge

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to suspend the deportation of about 1,400 Iraqis, saying the government is moving too quickly to return them to a country where they face a “grisly fate” including persecution and torture.


Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia

The government liaison for Guantanamo ex-detainees resettled in Uruguay says one of the men tried to travel to Russia recently in one of at least four attempts by him to leave the South American nation.

By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final outcome.


Army vet who honored Dallas ambush victims shot to death after fight with brother

A retired Army combat medic who stood for hours saluting the Dallas officers slain in last year's police ambush was fatally shot Sunday evening in his home in The Colony, police say.



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House veterans committee chairman diagnosed with cancer

Rep. Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, according to a statement issued Tuesday from his office.



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Former Marine killed fighting ISIS in Syria

A former Marine who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday.


US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

A Navy warship in the northern Persian Gulf fired warning shots near an Iranian military vessel Tuesday as the boat approached the U.S. patrol ship at a high rate of speed, defense officials said.


Trial set for Hawaii soldier accused of trying to aid ISIS

A federal judge Monday scheduled a trial date in September for Wheeler Army Airfield soldier Ikaika Erik Kang on four counts of trying to provide support to the Islamic State.


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Former Marine killed fighting ISIS in Syria

A former Marine who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday.


US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

A Navy warship in the northern Persian Gulf fired warning shots near an Iranian military vessel Tuesday as the boat approached the U.S. patrol ship at a high rate of speed, defense officials said.


Trial set for Hawaii soldier accused of trying to aid ISIS

A federal judge Monday scheduled a trial date in September for Wheeler Army Airfield soldier Ikaika Erik Kang on four counts of trying to provide support to the Islamic State.



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