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Car bombing near Syria town captured from Islamic State kills 35 people, report says

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 4 min ago
Turkey's news agency says a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people.
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Turkey-backed rebels capture Islamic State stronghold

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 6 min ago
Turkish-backed rebels seized the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants Thursday, ending a grinding offensive to push the extremist group from one of its final strongholds.
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US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 42 min ago
In the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul, the United States has adjusted its rules of engagement as American and other international troops are now closer to front-line fighting than before.
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Iraqi troops enter first west Mosul neighborhood

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 58 min ago
Iraqi officials say their forces have entered the first neighborhood of the western half of Mosul and have gained full control of the city's airport after fierce clashes with Islamic State militants.
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Australians doubt Trump's commitment to its traditional ally

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 26 min ago
Some Australians foresee trouble in their country's traditionally strong alliance with the United States because of what they see as "unpresidential" behavior from President Donald Trump, while others think outspoken businessman-turned-Australian-leader Malcolm Turnbull is a good match for him.
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91-year-old World War II vet completes parachute jump with Golden Knights

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 33 min ago
Members of the elite U.S. Army unit known as the Golden Knights performed jumps with a group of veterans who performed the stunt to make a pitch: The U.S. Army wants you. They’d like to see more young people enlist.
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Cancer patients fear possible repeal of health act

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 42 min ago
Ashley Walton was 25 when a mole on her back turned out to be melanoma. She had it removed, but three years later she discovered a lump in her abdomen. She was then unemployed and uninsured, and so she put off going to a doctor. She tried to buy health insurance. Every company rejected her.
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Ohio highway reminds veterans with PTSD to not go it alone

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 42 min ago
Members of the Ohio House unanimously passed a bipartisan bill to rename state Route 261 from Norton to Wadsworth the Sergeant James F. Allen III Memorial Highway in memory of the Army veteran who took his own life.
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Healthier food on the go now an option at Fort Bliss dining hall

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 44 min ago
Young soldiers who live in the barracks often eat at fast-food restaurants, gain weight and can struggle to stay in shape — but a new dining facility at Fort Bliss makes it easier for soldiers to eat healthy.
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Ex-Fort Carson soldier sentenced to life after being convicted in deadly pot burglary

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 45 sec ago
Michael Durante, an Iraq War veteran, was found guilty in the murder of a Colorado Springs man who was stabbed and bludgeoned in a burglary of a marijuana grow last year at a west-side apartment.
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Change of command goes from one woman to another for first time at Navy Region Southeast

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 6 min ago
A long-standing tradition at Navy Region Southeast featured a new wrinkle Thursday morning at Jacksonville Naval Air Station when a female admiral relinquished her command to another woman for the first time in the region’s history.
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Sailor arrested in Florida on desertion charge

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 11 min ago
Police arrested Ana Lucia Gnecco, 24, in Hollywood, Fla. on Wednesday on behalf of the federal government. She is accused of deserting her post after having a baby last summer.
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San Diego designated as a 'Coast Guard City'

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 16 min ago
The award recognizes San Diego’s commitment to erecting monuments to the maritime service, organizing civic celebrations and helping to boost the morale, welfare and recreational opportunities for Coast Guard personnel in the region.
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White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 24 min ago
Priebus' discussion with FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe sparked outrage among some Democrats, who said he was violating policies intended to limit communications between the law enforcement agency and the White House on pending investigations.
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Changes in the wind at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 59 min ago
Capt. Paul C. Haebler is ready to turn over command of Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, a post he's held for three satisfying years. But Friday's change of command ceremony isn't the only transformation at this sprawling, yet low-profile installation.
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Police say nerve agent was found on face of killed N.Korean

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:08
Malaysian police said Friday that the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face.
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Republicans distance themselves from Trump's agenda at rowdy town halls

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:58
This week's congressional town halls have repeatedly found Republicans hedging their support for the new president's agenda - and in many cases contradicting their past statements.
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In honor of 'La La Land,' the 5 best movies about Hollywood

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:54
There have been great movies about Hollywood almost as long as Hollywood has been making them. Damien Chazelle’s much-Oscar nominated “La La Land” is part of a grand tradition going back beyond “Singin’ in the Rain” and running past “Mulholland Drive.”
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Navy veteran, former football star fights for heavyweight belt

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:47
After previous lives as a pro football player and a Navy helicopter mechanic, 34-year-old Gerald Washington is one punch away from growing into an unlikely world heavyweight boxing champion.
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White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:52
A renewed focus on recreational marijuana in states that have legalized pot would present a departure from the Trump administration's statements in favor of states' rights.
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