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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

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Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) bow their heads for the benediction during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher (Released) 170722-N-GY005-0352
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

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Capt. Richard McCormack, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), salutes President Donald J. Trump as he assumes command during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher (Released) 170722-N-GY005-0334
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson delivers remarks during the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher (Released) 170722-N-GY005-0187
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

Photos - 2 hours 39 min ago

Sailors talk before the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna-Liesa Hussey (Released) 170722-N-YZ222-145
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9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 52 min ago
Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, victims of what police said Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.
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New Marine granted American citizenship at mass ceremony

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 41 min ago
Mexico-born Marine Pvt. Daniel Ramirez Rodriguez was sworn in as an American citizen one day and then graduated boot camp at Parris Island the next.
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Russia sanction bill is set for key vote, Trump expected to sign

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 51 min ago
The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.
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World War II relics unearthed in Normandy traced to North Carolina paratrooper

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 52 min ago
When a stranger using a foreign language began trying to contact Libby Todd and her family last month, her father’s stint overseas in World War II didn’t come to mind.
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Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 59 min ago
A Jordanian man was shot to death and an Israeli man was wounded in a violent incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday evening, a security official and a news site linked to Jordan's military reported.
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Russian ambassador to US concludes assignment

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 16 min ago
Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak - a high-profile figure in the controversy over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election- has concluded his assignment in Washington.
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Airmen deployed from Tucson base back from 6-month operation

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 36 min ago
Airmen deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in support of an effort in Turkey have returned home to Tucson.
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis delivers remarks during the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gitte Schirrmacher (Released) 170722-N-GY005-0210
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How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a 'dirty bomb'

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 32 min ago
On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest weapons bonanzas ever to fall to a terrorist group. But the most fearsome weapon in Mosul on that day was never used by the terrorists. Only now is it becoming clear what happened to it.
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12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 16 min ago
The soldiers were participating in Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, which aims to increase coordination between the U.S., Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
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Army grad closing in on majors

Stars & Stripes - 12 hours 55 min ago
Chris Rowley, who will turn 27 in August, is a phone call from becoming the first West Point graduate to play in the major leagues.
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Army football prospect battles back from torn ACL

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 3 min ago
One year ago, Andrew Hipp tore his left anterior cruciate ligament while running a route on the last play of Army's camp. Hipp's road back was fueled on returning to West Point and impressing Army's coaches.
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As administration wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 23 min ago
Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, veterans have become an influential lobbying force.
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Trump's immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 35 min ago
"Parole in place" reprieves, known inside the military as PIP, are meant to keep deployed service members focused by easing any worry about the safety of undocumented spouses and immediate family back home.
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Coast Guard to enforce US pot laws on water

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 39 min ago
Since Jan. 30, adult Maine residents can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering pot plants.
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Old Ironsides restored, returns to harbor

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 44 min ago
The Constitution, launched in 1797, has undergone waves of major repairs since the 1830s, with the most recent prior restoration being a three-year comprehensive structural project that ended in 1995 ahead of its 200th anniversary.
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