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Republican candidates face a dilemma on Trump

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 23 min ago
If Republican candidates in blue districts and states run away from Trump, some of the GOP base will stay home; if they wrap themselves around him, they risk energizing Democrats and alienating independents.
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Some media reports on guns misleading

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 25 min ago
As much as people want to act on emotion, nothing will change unless people can discuss gun control and gun rights minus the histrionics. That would be easier if journalists are careful in their reporting.
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US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to rise

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 26 min ago
The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a year through 2022 "is a floor" and that Congress is likely to authorize additional financial support for the kingdom.
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Risks far outweigh the potential rewards if Redskins franchise tag Kirk Cousins

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 41 min ago
There is, at first glance, some merit behind the notion that the Washington Redskins could apply the franchise-player tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins to trade him.
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Why we miss Bob Costas at the Winter Olympics

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 51 min ago
Props to the affable Mike Tirico, who is being fast-tracked. But he is proof that you can be the consummate pro and still come up lacking in certain respects.
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Tim Tebow is back, and it’s no joke

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 54 min ago
Ah, the glorious sounds of spring training. The crack of the bat, the pop of a fastball into a catcher’s mitt, the whining over Tim Tebow.
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Winter Olympics raking in money, but not the fans

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 58 min ago
“I think it’s a little bit strange, to be honest, that we’re having the Olympics and there’s that few people in the stands,” Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway said after winning the men’s downhill. “And it’s a bit sad.”
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Servicemember dies in noncombat incident while supporting anti-ISIS fight

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 58 min ago
A servicemember supporting the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State has died in a noncombat incident, the coalition announced Tuesday.
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Lindsey Vonn has her best chance at Olympic gold in Wednesday’s downhill

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 1 min ago
As Lindsey Vonn’s career winds down, the 33-year-old is favored to win a gold medal in the downhill Wednesday at the Jeongseon Alpine Center.
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There are no checks (wink), just ‘collisions’ in Olympic women’s hockey

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 6 min ago
The official hockey rulebook clearly states that body-checking in women’s hockey is prohibited. That’s a real knee-slapper.
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Eagles lost a key piece when Josh McDaniels slithered back to New England

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 10 min ago
When Josh McDaniels reneged on his agreement to coach the Colts so he could remain as New England’s offensive coordinator, he unwittingly destabilized the foundation of the Eagles franchise.
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Bubba Wallace delivers raw star power for NASCAR’s future

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 13 min ago
Sports entities like NASCAR can market anyone to be the next “Rising Phenom.” It’s all in the packaging, the come-hither emails and advertising blitz. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace doesn’t need any of that stuff.
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How a skier managed to compete at the Olympics despite not being very good

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 18 min ago
Elizabeth Swaney is not bad at skiing, not at all. But she is not very good, either, and certainly not Olympic-caliber in the halfpipe. So how, at age 33 no less, did she manage to make her way into the field at that event in the Winter Games?
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Okinawan murder victim’s family to seek compensation from US government

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 25 min ago
The family of an Okinawan woman slain by a former U.S. base worker plans to seek reparations from the U.S. government because the convicted killer is unable to pay a court-ordered settlement.
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BANGKOK, Thailand (Feb. 12, 2018)

Photos - 6 hours 32 min ago

Capt. James Johnson, a U.S. Navy chaplain, presents a gift to the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead (Released) 180212-N-NI812-033
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BREMERTON, Wash. (Feb. 8, 2018)

Photos - 6 hours 32 min ago

U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) combat a simulated class bravo fire in a simulated ship's galley at Bremerton International Emergency Services Training Center. Nimitz is currently preparing for a docking-planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility where the ship will receive scheduled maintenance and upgrades. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communications Specialist Grant Probst (Released) 180208-N-QF596-184
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SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 19, 2018)

Photos - 6 hours 32 min ago

Sailors assigned to the USS Constitution parade the colors for the opening ceremony of the San Antonio Navy Week. San Antonio is one of select cities to host a 2018 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raise U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiana Coots (Released) 180219-N-YC286-0054
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ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 18, 2018)

Photos - 6 hours 32 min ago

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Brian Rodrigues moves an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the Sunkings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman (Released) 180218-N-GP724-1145
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US, South Korea say joint war games will be held after Olympics ‘as planned’

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 32 min ago
South Korea and the United States confirmed Tuesday that they will hold joint war games on the divided peninsula after the Olympics despite concerns the drills could jeopardize a fragile detente with North Korea.
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Statement by James N. Mattis, Secretary of Defense

DoD News Releases - 6 hours 46 min ago
Statement from Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis:For over a decade, Sally Donnelly has been my
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