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Moon blots the sun out of the sky in historic US eclipse

Stars & Stripes - 57 min 45 sec ago
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.
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Lynch: Brockton VA has stepped up security following veteran's death

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 6 min ago
Following the overdose death of a Mississippi Marine Corps veteran at the Brockton VA Medical Center in March, U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch said hospital administrators have assured him they've taken steps to improve security at the Belmont Street facility.
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Wounded congressman says return based on doctors' advice

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 12 min ago
A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says the congressman, who was shot at a baseball practice in mid-June, participated Monday in a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers on the topic of spending bills.
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US pushes against UN 'blacklist' of firms doing business in Israeli settlements

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 54 min ago
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights voted to approve the database of companies last year, over objections from the United States and Israel, which describe the list as a prelude to anti-Israel boycotts.
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Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 57 min ago
A career Russian diplomat, who gained the reputation of a hawk during his earlier tenure at the Defense Ministry, was named the new ambassador to the United States on Monday.
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Former US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, sons say

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 16 min ago
Five decades after a 21-year-old soldier from Richmond, Virginia, named James Joseph Dresnok sprinted through the demilitarized zone and began his new life as a propaganda tool for North Korea, his Pyongyang-born sons have announced his death.
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Congress set for horse-trading over must-pass bills in September

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 19 min ago
Congress’ September agenda is packed with several must-pass bills that Republicans and Democrats are likely to look to as leverage for extracting concessions on other priorities.
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9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 34 min ago
U.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded when their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali.
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USS McCain was struck in some of the world's busiest waters

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 4 min ago
The waters where the latest incident took place — the Singapore Strait, a 10-mile-wide maritime gantlet brimming with ships moving between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea — demand heightened precaution.
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CNO orders Navy-wide pause, broad review after 2nd Pacific collision in 2 months

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
The Chief of Naval Operations on Monday ordered a service-wide operational pause and a broad review of naval practices in the Pacific after the latest at-sea collision, this one between the American warship USS John S. McCain and a commercial vessel that injured five sailors and left 10 missing.
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Group calls for UN ban on killer robots before 'weapons of terror' are unleashed

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 19 min ago
The letter was released at an artificial intelligence conference in Melbourne ahead of formal UN discussions on autonomous weapons. Signatories implored UN leaders to work hard to prevent an autonomous weapons "arms race."
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US Embassy stops issuing nonimmigrant visas to Russians; diplomatic standoff deepens

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 47 min ago
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced Monday that it would temporarily stop issuing all nonimmigrant visas in Russia and severely curtail visa operations as it slashes its staff to comply with the latest salvo in Washington's diplomatic standoff with Moscow.
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Barcelona fugitive shot dead outside city wearing bomb belt

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 58 min ago
A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing a bomb belt, authorities said.
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3 Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 10 min ago
Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.
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Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 15 min ago
Russia said Monday it has intensified its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, a major stronghold for the group, killing an estimated 800 militants across the country this month alone.
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North Korea tirade reignites missile threat against Guam

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 15 min ago
North Korea is not known for subtlety in its propaganda videos, and the latest clip, published by the Uriminzokkiri outlet, shows a North Korean missile headed toward the U.S. territory of Guam, which Pyongyang has been threatening to "envelop" with missiles.
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Special Operations Command seeks civilian drone pilots to develop new technology

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 30 min ago
SOCOM, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, is looking for volunteer drone pilots for a new research effort called ThunderDrone.
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Trump signs off on Global War on Terror memorial

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 42 min ago
More than 15 years into the Global War on Terrorism, President Donald Trump has signed a bill approving the construction of a national memorial honoring those who have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 – and those doing so today.
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Bergdahl chooses military judge over jury in desertion trial

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 45 min ago
Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant accused of desertion in Afghanistan, has chosen to be tried by a judge rather than a military jury.His lead attorney Eugene Fidell confirmed the decision, but declined to comment.
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Fireworks in the Pacific

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 46 min ago
A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.
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