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FILE - This combination of photos provided by the National Park Service show Rachel Nguyen, left, and Joseph Orbeso, as they were seeking the public's help in locating them. Southern California authorities say the deaths of Nguyen, and Orbeso, who vanished in Joshua Tree National Park last summer were a murder-suicide. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, that the bodies found Sunday, Oct. 15, were identified as Nguyen and Orbeso, both of Orange County. Autopsies found gunshot wounds, and evidence at the scene that led detectives to believe Orbeso shot Nguyen and then himself. Orbeso's actions remain under investigation.<br>National Park Service via AP, File

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Funeral for soldier killed in Niger also honored 3 comrades who died with him

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Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement.



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Funeral for soldier killed in Niger also honored 3 comrades who died with him

"We have to remember that one thing - that it wasn't just one soldier who lost his life," said Berchel Davis, a retired police officer who has six children in the military. He said the preacher and Rep. Frederica Wilson both made that a part of their talks. "That was a good gesture on everyone's part."


Coast Guard vessel recovery in early stages

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Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement.


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Funeral for soldier killed in Niger also honored 3 comrades who died with him

"We have to remember that one thing - that it wasn't just one soldier who lost his life," said Berchel Davis, a retired police officer who has six children in the military. He said the preacher and Rep. Frederica Wilson both made that a part of their talks. "That was a good gesture on everyone's part."


Coast Guard vessel recovery in early stages

Officials say as many as 500 ships could litter local waters in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, ranging from small personal sailboats to a ferry to a large yacht sunk on top of another vessel.


Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement.


ANALYSIS

John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed; he experienced it firsthand

During his years of service, John F. Kelly experienced two losses that were intensely personal: that of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps, killed in action when his unit was ambushed in Iraq in 2004 while providing convoy escort to Kelly, who was the assistant division commander at the time; and that of his son, Second Lt. Robert Kelly, in 2010, who was killed when he stepped on hidden explosives in Afghanistan.



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