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France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:17
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party suffered its first electoral blow Sunday, as rival conservatives dominated the Senate election amid mounting disenchantment with Macron's leadership.
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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:54
Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.
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Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:53
Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.
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Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:41
Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban.
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Shock swept nation when My Lai massacre photos were first published

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:27
On Nov. 20, 1969, the horror of Vietnam dropped on Northeast Ohio doorsteps in The Plain Dealer's grim, front-page photo of dead bodies, including women and children, killed by American GIs.
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Warriors overpower smaller foes in four-team event

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:23
Wiesbaden defeated Ansbach 25-10, 25-11, 25-3 and Black Forest Academy 25-18, 25-14, 25-20.
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Good works help heal Vietnam veterans' inner wounds

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:19
From the couch in the living room of his Gahanna apartment — cozy but cramped because it is as much a personal war museum and military shrine as it is a home — Charlie "PJ" Coulter leans over and pulls a small, black photo album onto his lap.
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'Black Hawk Down' author Bowden turns his reporter's eye to key Vietnam War battle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:04
In Mark Bowden’s retelling, the weeks-long siege at Hue helped alter the course of the war. “There was no more conjecture that the war could be won swiftly or easily,” he writes. “The end was not in view. The debate was never again about how to win but about how to leave.”
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Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:44
The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape.
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White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:39
A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary said.
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DOMINICA (Sept. 22, 2017)

Photos - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:00

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) assesses damage to the island Dominica during U.S. citizen evacuation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor (Released) 170922-N-JW440-1619
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DOMINICA (Sept. 22, 2017)

Photos - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:00

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) flies over the island Dominica during U.S. citizen evacuation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rawad Madanat (Released) 170922-N-JW440-0651
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017)

Photos - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:00

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, conducts search and rescue operations following Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy (Released) 170922-N-BD107-167
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017)

Photos - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:00

Sailors prepare the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for U.S. citizen evacuees from the island Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King (Released) 170922-N-NM806-0024
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US airstrikes hit Islamic State compound in Libya

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:10
A series of U.S. airstrikes hit an Islamic State hideout in Libya Friday, killing 17 militants in an attack on a remote desert compound used as a weapons warehouse and place to plot terrorist attacks, U.S. Africa Command said.
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Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 09:31
Anthony Weiner, 53, is set to be sentenced Monday for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have also have played a role in costing Hillary Clinton — former boss of Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin — the presidential election.
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NJ Turnpike, Parkway rest stop makeovers evoking mixed feelings

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 09:28
For hundreds of thousands of weary travelers driving along the East Coast, the numerous rest stops that line the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway offer far more than simply a place to take a restroom break or have a small meal.
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Monitor: Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 08:02
Airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo in northern Syria Sunday for the first time in months since a cease-fire took hold in the province, killing one, activists and a war monitoring group said.
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Talk by Benghazi veteran stirs social media protest

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 06:47
Kris Paronto said last week his lecture would cover the emotions and feelings of camaraderie and heroism behind the experience.
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Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills girl

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 06:33
The two sides regularly accuse each other of firing across the Line of Control. Pakistan said Indian fire on Thursday night killed six civilians and wounded 26 others.
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