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Al-Qaida tries comeback with bin Laden son as mouthpiece

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 22:07
The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill. When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son.
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DPAA still plagued with problems after reorganization, report says

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 22:00
It’s been more than two years since the scandal-plagued Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office merged to form the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency — a new U.S. government super-agency responsible for recovering America’s war dead.
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In Somalia, Islamist rebels block the starving from food deliveries

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 21:31
Near a dried-out reservoir on the edge of this village is a dilapidated mud hut. The family that lived there until last month went so far as to strip off its straw roof and feed the material to their emaciated cattle. When the animals died anyway, the family disappeared.
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UK lowers terrorism threat level, citing arrests

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 20:45
Prime Minister Theresa May said the United Kingdom’s terrorism threat level has been lowered to “severe” from “critical” after arrests related to the May 22 attack in Manchester.
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Iron Focus gives Fort Bliss brigade top training

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 18:27
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team got to experience some of the Army’s best and most varied training without having to leave Fort Bliss.
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Violent protests erupt in Kashmir after Indian forces kill 8 suspected militants

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:16
Stone-throwing protesters clashed with security forces across the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Saturday after Indian soldiers killed eight suspected militants as part of a months-long crackdown in the disputed Himalayan territory.
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Future USS Washington (SSN 787) delivered to the Navy

Navy Top News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:05
The Navy accepted delivery of the future Washington (SSN 787), the 14th submarine of the Virginia—class, May 26.
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What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:58
Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.
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US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fire

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:52
A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
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Iran's Supreme Leader likens Saudi Arabia to 'a cow being milked' by US

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:42
A Saturday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that Saudi Arabia trades its wealth with "pagans and enemies."
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McMaster wouldn't 'be concerned' about Russia back-channel, irrespective of Kushner

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:06
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said Saturday he "would not be concerned" about having a back-channel communications system with Russia, though he and other top White House officials refused to comment specifically on the growing controversy surrounding Jared Kushner.
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Next step in Russia probe: A meeting between Comey and Mueller

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:58
Sometime soon the abruptly fired man who first announced that the FBI was investigating whether Donald Trump’s campaign cooperated in Russian interference in the 2016 election will meet with the man who now runs that investigation. They won’t need much in the way of introductions.
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UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:53
British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.
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After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:44
The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere.
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Delayed by Nazis, bar mitzvah to now be celebrated by 89-year-old Holocaust survivor

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:31
Harold Katz didn’t require a crash course in Hebrew before his bar mitzvah next week in Wilmette, Ill. He started preparing 76 years ago, and his skills never got rusty.
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At JFK's centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:21
John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency — and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963.
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SIGONELLA, Sicily (May 27, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump waves as he exits Marine One onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella. This visit marks President Trump's last stop of his first trip abroad since taking office. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon (Released) 170527-N-OY339-022
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SIGONELLA, Sicily (May 27, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with service members and their families onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella prior to an all-hands call. This visit marks President Trump's last stop of his first trip abroad since taking office. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon (Released) 170527-N-OY339-794
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SIGONELLA, Sicily (May 27, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump poses for a photo with the 8th grade class from Sigonella Middle School at Naval Air Station Sigonella after an all-hands call. These students marched during Trump's presidential inauguration parade in January. This visit marks President Trump's last stop of his first trip abroad since taking office. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon (Released) 170527-N-OY339-470
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