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Scouts honor war veterans at Los Angeles National Cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 11:15
Thousands of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts visited Los Angeles National Cemetery Saturday to plant flags in honor of Memorial Day. In just over an hour, the Scouts turned the national graveyard into a garden of flags flying beneath a solemn sky.
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Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 11:05
Among the roughly 11,000 American women stationed in Vietnam, Sharon Lane was the only one killed by hostile fire during the decadeslong war. Seven other women died in accidents and from illnesses.
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Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 10:42
French media say police are hunting for two people, one of whom was filmed Saturday by security cameras knocking a cross off the top of the tomb in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises.
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Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto ISIS capital, Raqqa

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 09:55
Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group.
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Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 09:48
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 09:31
"You can see it in people's faces that they're a little horrified that they forget this is what the day's about," said Army veteran Allison Jaslow. "Culturally, we've kind of lost sight of what the day's supposed to mean."
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Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:45
Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to Islamic State.
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Newcomer Macron makes France's mark, with Trump and globally

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:31
Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests - pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin.
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A Shared Grief: Gold Star Mothers find kinship amid the burden of their loss

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:19
The Gold Star Mothers' national roots stretch back to World War I. Now a new generation of women, whose sons or daughters died while on active duty, or as a result of injuries received on active duty, are coming together because they understand each other in ways no one else can.
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Paying tribute to WWI fallen in France

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:02
American and French citizens came to Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, in the rolling hills of north-eastern France, to honor servicemembers who gave their lives near here almost a century ago.
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Angry British Airways passengers still face long lines, cancellations

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 07:47
British Airways said "many" of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.
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Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 06:06
For Democrats, struggling to return to the majority, military veterans provide potential candidates as the party deals with an elective wipeout during Barack Obama's presidency with the loss of more than 1,030 seats in state legislatures, governor's mansions and Congress.
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Three American teenagers accused of assault in Seoul

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 04:03
Three American teenagers linked to U.S. Forces Korea are suspected of attacking two South Korean men after they bumped shoulders while walking near Sogang University about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
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Officers: Islamic State snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 03:24
On Saturday, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces began a new offensive to recapture the Old City from three directions.
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Memorial unveiled for Air Force captain killed in an A-10 crash 20 years ago

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 03:09
Capt. Amy Svoboda was the Air Force's first female combat pilot killed on a mission, when she died May 27, 1997 during a tactical training mission on the Barry Goldwater range.
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As veterans grow older, the next generation shoulders Memorial Day traditions

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 02:49
For the past five years, Boy Scouts Troop 274 has marked the graves of veterans at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with American flags for Memorial Day, a task formerly shouldered by the local chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association.
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North Korean leader claims new anti-aircraft weapon ready for ‘mass production’

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 01:56
The Korean Central News Agency said that Kim Jong Un watched the test of a new “anti-aircraft guided weapon system” and declared it a success. The report didn’t give a date or location.
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 01:38
The lawsuit alleged the former Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email server caused the death of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, because it exposed terrorists to sensitive information.
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Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at Naval Academy

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 00:23
It's the first game at a service academy though quite possibly not the last. The league has explored doing games at the Army's home at West Point and at the Air Force Academy.
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US soldier from Georgia killed in crash in syria

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 22:57
He’d wanted to serve his country since the day we all know now as 9/11, and Etienne J. Murphy was just 6 years old at the time.
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