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Virginia police officer convicted in terrorism case regrets behavior

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:31
In a letter filed in federal court in Virginia on Monday, 38-year-old Nicholas Young said his behavior was an "aberration" and that he never considered engaging in or supporting any terrorist act against the U.S. He faces sentencing Friday.
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NASCAR's youth movement may be good for business

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:19
The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon's victory in the famed No. 3 and Bubba Wallace's history-making, second-place finish, NASCAR got perhaps its most promising glimpse to date of the next generation.
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Satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base delayed until Wednesday

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:13
The Falcon 9 rocket launch carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain was pushed back to early Wednesday due to the need for more inspections.
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Ingalls awarded $1.43 billion contract to build amphibious transport dock

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:01
The as-yet unnamed LPD 29 will be the 13th in its class. Thus far, Ingalls has delivered 11 LPD's, with a 12th currently under construction and expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020.
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Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:58
Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104.
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New North Carolina bridge named after leader of black lifesaving service unit, Civil War soldier

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:48
The leader of a heroic Outer Banks rescue team and a soldier who fought with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War will have a bridge on N.C. 12 named after him.
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Sentencing set in military vehicle contract fraud case

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:41
Authorities say a Canadian man's now-defunct company, Armet Armed Vehicles, contracted to supply 30 vehicles but delivered only six, all behind schedule and without the specified armor.
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Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:25
While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.
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How a killer flu spread from western Kansas to the world

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:23
It’s not known whether it started in the pigs or chickens or birds flying overhead. But it spread to young farmers who, drafted for World War I, reported for duty at Fort Riley.
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The Olympic rings that follow US athletes home from the games

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:10
While most realize Olympians receive mountains of apparel and other sport-related gear, U.S. athletes receive a less-discussed prize - an Olympic ring, gifted them by U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor O.C. Tanner, a global professional development firm.
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Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:51
A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.
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Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:44
Monday's ruling comes just days after the judge had rejected an initial $1 billion loan request made by a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances. The judge had said officials did not provide sufficient evidence proving Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority needed the money.
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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:23
President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.
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Veterans groups rally behind David Shulkin

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:18
The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America – groups that regularly advise VA leadership and lawmakers on veterans issues – backed VA Secretary David Shulkin on Monday and decried any attempt to undermine or replace him.
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Lawmakers urge North Carolina governor to consider staffing prisons with National Guard

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:56
A recent Charlotte Observer investigation found that staff shortages in the state’s prisons have climbed to dangerous levels over the past two years. Experts and officers told the newspaper that better staffing might have saved the lives of five prison employees who were fatally attacked last year.
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School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:47
The legislative effort coalesced as 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepared to ride buses more than 400 miles to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.
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Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:14
It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.
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Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:40
When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, his children are still waiting.
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Confederate statue toppling cases in North Carolina start with a dismissal

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:26
A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them, ruling that prosecutors had failed to identify him as a perpetrator and hadn't shown there was a conspiracy.
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Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:08
Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an ISIS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.
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