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Bernice King, daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church where King preached, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta. <br>Branden Camp/AP

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war.


For Obama’s black appointees, a calling that went beyond service to country

Their paths were varied, but they all ended up in the Obama administration, among more than 400 African-Americans selected as presidential appointees over the past eight years: campaign volunteers, loyalists from Chicago, private-sector standouts, prominent scholars, public-school teachers and military veterans.


Military going ahead with plan for low-level training flights by fighter jets over Maine, NH

Critics among the 78,000 people who live in the sparsely populated training area — about 20 people per square mile — want the plan spiked. They say the screeching jets startle people and wildlife, ultimately hurting tourism and real estate values.

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.


Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony.



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Veteran wins 12-year fight with VA over broken toe

Larry Bruce never thought he’d see the day when he’d actually win. Yet, nearly 12 years after he first filed a medical claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — and a full 29 years after breaking his toe during basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey — Bruce has scored a victory.



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Air Force: PTSD, other factors led airman to kill his commander

U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents.


Yokosuka mayor thanks Marines, sailors for help after deadly crash

The city of Yokosuka honored servicemembers Monday for their rapid rescue efforts after a car plunged five stories from atop a parking garage with five people inside.


Man convicted in 2015 death of woman struck, killed by Coast Guard patrol boat

Investigators say Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez was in the water trying to guide the woman through the Brownsville Ship Channel when she was hit by a Coast Guard vessel on patrol.


82nd to make its podcast debut

The first episode will be an introduction of sorts to the 82nd Airborne and its podcast plans. The second episode will start with the division -- then simply the 82nd Infantry Division -- being thrust into its first conflict during World War I.


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From Siberia to the Marines: Meet one of Parris Island's first female infantry graduates

Maria Daume is among the first women in the history of the Marine Corps to finish recruit training with every job available to her. She is also one of the first four women to graduate with an infantry contract in hand.


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Air Force: PTSD, other factors led airman to kill his commander

U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents.


Yokosuka mayor thanks Marines, sailors for help after deadly crash

The city of Yokosuka honored servicemembers Monday for their rapid rescue efforts after a car plunged five stories from atop a parking garage with five people inside.


Man convicted in 2015 death of woman struck, killed by Coast Guard patrol boat

Investigators say Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez was in the water trying to guide the woman through the Brownsville Ship Channel when she was hit by a Coast Guard vessel on patrol.


82nd to make its podcast debut

The first episode will be an introduction of sorts to the 82nd Airborne and its podcast plans. The second episode will start with the division -- then simply the 82nd Infantry Division -- being thrust into its first conflict during World War I.


COLUMN

From Siberia to the Marines: Meet one of Parris Island's first female infantry graduates

Maria Daume is among the first women in the history of the Marine Corps to finish recruit training with every job available to her. She is also one of the first four women to graduate with an infantry contract in hand.



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