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SIGONELLA, Sicily (May 27, 2017)

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

President Donald J. Trump speaks to service members and their families onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella during 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-OY339-372
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At West Point graduation, defense secretary references recent terror attack

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:37
"We must never permit murderers to define our time or warp our sense of normal. This is not normal." Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the graduating cadets at West Point on Saturday. "You will drive home a salient point... that free men and women will volunteer to fight, ethically and fiercely, to defend ... America."
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Passenger tries to bite a flight attendant, then leaps off plane

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:23
An American Airlines passenger is in federal lockup in North Carolina, accused of attacking a flight attendant and leaping from the jet as it prepared to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday.
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British Airway outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:15
British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.
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Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:11
As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar. But when Trump spoke, he sounded like anything but a typical U.S. president.
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She was told women didn't belong in combat units, but that only made her try harder

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:50
When an inmate riot erupted at a military prison camp outside Kabul, Staff Sgt. Cyndi Baltezore noticed that detainees hurled blows on male and female soldiers with equal ferocity. She also saw that it took troops of both genders rushing toward danger to quell the revolt. Eight years after that brawl, Baltezore is at the front of the Defense Department’s biggest test of whether she and other advocates of gender integration in combat units are right.
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Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:22
At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.
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Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:56
A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.
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Latest honor for John Wayne: A park bearing his name

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:49
Family, friends and fans from as far away as Iraq honored John Wayne on what would have been the iconic actor’s 110th birthday on Friday, May 26, during a ceremony to dedicate a park in his name.
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Targeting inbound dummy ICBM like 'hitting a bullet with a bullet'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:41
The Pentagon plans to put its defense system up against an intercontinental-range ballistic missile for the first time Tuesday during a high-profile dry run designed to show rockets fired by North Korea wouldn’t reach the U.S. homeland.
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Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:19
Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.
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Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:13
Well before he won the presidency in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.
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American soldier killed in rollover crash in Syria is identified

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:44
Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Georgia was involved in a vehicle rollover on Friday in Al-Hasakah, Syria, according to a statement from the Department of Defense.
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As Trump talks terrorism, Europe shouts 'Climate!'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:43
While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate change and the environment.
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U.S. Naval Academy Graduates Class of 2017

Navy Top News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:27
The U.S. Naval Academy graduated 1,053 new Navy and Marine Corps officers at the annual graduation and commissioning ceremony May 26 at Navy—Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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DoD Identifies Army Casualty

DoD News Releases - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:57
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation
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While making G-7 deal on trade, Trump takes rain check on climate

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:52
Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack; death toll at 29

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:48
The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.
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Navy lacrosse's amazing run comes to an end

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:40
The Navy women's lacrosse dream season ended in the quiet underbelly of Gillette Stadium late Friday night, with Boston College's locker room still screaming in jubilation after a 16-15 win over the Midshipmen.
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Scaring NATO into closer tracking of defense spending, Trump has done what Obama didn’t

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:12
Then-President Barack Obama complained three years ago at a gathering of European Union leaders that defense couldn’t be left just to the United States and Great Britain. But it was President Donald Trump who scared NATO leaders into accepting closer monitoring of their defense spending when he called the 28-member organization “obsolete” and threatened to pull out or significantly cut funding.
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