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Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 10 min ago
Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.
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Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 14 min ago
Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.
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Firefighter killed battling Southern California’s Thomas fire

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 31 min ago
Fire officials confirmed Thursday that a firefighter died while battling the Thomas fire, which ranks as the fourth-largest in California's history.
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AFN says engineers have a fix for glitch affecting new HD decoders

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 49 min ago
American Forces Network’s transition to high-definition television in Europe has been rocky so far for many off-base residents, but AFN officials say they think they've found a solution.
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Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 52 min ago
Senate Republicans rushed toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes.
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Coast Guard tracks 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes in 2017

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 7 min ago
About 1,000 icebergs drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes this year, marking the fourth consecutive "extreme" ice season, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Thursday.
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2nd accuser prompts call for Nevada congressman to go

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 36 min ago
Facing a fresh accusation of sexual misconduct in a Congress that has become increasingly less tolerant, a Nevada lawmaker is facing pressure from Democratic leadership to step aside.
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How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 40 min ago
Researchers are compiling exhaustive data they hope will yield insights into the causes of cancers and other diseases common to golden retrievers, other breeds and maybe even humans.
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Farenthold retiring from House amid harassment accusations

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other industries.
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Putin says Trump foes harm US with Russia collusion probes

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 33 min ago
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the U.S. is only hurting itself with investigations of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, and the Kremlin leader vowed he won't allow the radical opposition at home to challenge the status quo as he seeks re-election.
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NASA: Navy probe missed key factors in pilot oxygen system failures

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 41 min ago
The Navy missed a series of key factors in its investigation into the causes behind a rash of midair, oxygen-related failures in F/A-18s, which led to the deaths of at least four pilots, a NASA team concluded in a recently released report.
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Special counsel investigation leads to change in VA policy about suicidal vets

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 48 min ago
Veterans Affairs is implementing a new agency-wide policy to flag medical records of patients at high risk of suicide within 24 hours — a decision made following whistleblower allegations that a VA suicide-prevention team was being neglectful of suicidal veterans.
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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 54 min ago
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to end net-neutrality rules, a departure from more than a decade of federal oversight.
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Wife to run for seat of Kentucky lawmaker who killed self

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 4 min ago
The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself after a sexual assault allegation surfaced this week defended her husband Thursday and said she will run for his seat because "these high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can't be allowed to win the day."
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Missouri veterans chief resigns under pressure from governor

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 6 min ago
Against the backdrop of concerns raised about conditions at the St. Louis Veterans Home in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Larry Kay stepped down from the post he’s held at the Missouri Veterans Commission since 2008.
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No Tannenbaum: Schumer says rule keeps trees from US troops

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 7 min ago
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says a federal rule change that is stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.
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US-backed Syria fighters kill more than 20 ISIS fighters

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 28 min ago
An American-supported Syrian opposition force killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters in an area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, U.S. officials said. The clash was described as a response to the Syrian army's failure to prevent ISIS from moving freely through its lines.
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US F-22s intercept Russian fighters over Syria

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 29 min ago
American stealth fighter jets fired warning flares near Russian fighters over eastern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to drive them out of airspace controlled by the U.S.-led, anti-Islamic State coalition, Pentagon officials said.
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