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New social media rules warn airmen not to post offensive, illegal content

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New Air Force social media rules issued in the wake of the Marines United nude-photo-sharing scandal are warning airmen to avoid posting anything offensive or illegal online.
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Navy to christen guided-missile destroyer named after Medal of Honor recipient

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The Navy will christen its newest guided-missile destroyer at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works facility in Maine on Saturday.
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Amid US uncertainty on Afghanistan policy, Russia resurrects interest

2 hours 42 min ago
As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict.
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Mosul lays bare the challenge of asymmetric warfare

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As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?
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Korean War hero, 92, attending christening of destroyer named after him

5 hours 21 min ago
The future USS Thomas Hudner Jr. will be named after the former Naval aviator — who is the last surviving Korean War Medal of Honor recipient.
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South Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

6 hours 7 min ago
South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power.
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Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

6 hours 29 min ago
Extending the temporary order until the state's lawsuit was resolved would ensure the constitutional rights of Muslim citizens across the U.S. are vindicated after "repeated stops and starts of the last two months," the state has said.
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Concern mounts that N. Korea may be prepping for 6th nuclear test

6 hours 55 min ago
Fresh satellite images show increased activity at North Korea’s main nuclear-testing site, raising concern the communist state may try to upstage next week’s summit between the United States and China.
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AM General partnering with Army on autonomous vehicle

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:19
The project is part of the Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations initiative, which allows current civilian robotics technology to be examined in vehicles in semi-controlled environments with restricted roads, predefined routes and restrictive operations.
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Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:56
The Trump administration told Congress on Wednesday it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the Obama administration.
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Army fugitive caught in Iowa after 17 years on the run

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:42
Darryl L. Grigsby was wanted for assault, aggravated assault, attempted rape and attempted armed robbery. The former infantryman had been wanted since 2000.
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UN: Military operations escalate in Yemen as famine looms

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:02
The U.N. special envoy for Yemen says military operations are escalating and the humanitarian and economic situations are rapidly deteriorating in the Arab world's poorest nation, which is on the brink of famine.
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Pentagon names new program chief to oversee Lockheed's F-35

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:59
A familiar face at the Pentagon who has overseen the F-35 program for the military for several years is retiring, meaning Lockheed Martin will have a new chief to deal with.
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Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:33
A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.
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Bodies of UN workers and interpreter found in Congo, prompting calls for investigation

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:58
The bodies of two United Nations investigators and their Congolese interpreter were found in a shallow grave Monday in the troubled Kasai-Central province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:22
Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.
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Army: Arlington National Cemetery is at a 'critical point' for space

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:50
Arlington leaders indicated the cemetery would need large injections of funding in the future to expand its space and maintain its current footprint.
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Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:38
Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes.
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Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:59
A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials.
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In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:25
Places in Japan and South Korea to celebrate the bloom.
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