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Man who lied about military service sentenced for burglary

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 09:29
A Montana man who lied about serving in the military in order to have a burglary case assigned to Veterans Treatment ourt has been ordered to pay just over $1,200 in restitution for the burglary.
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With House colleagues watching, US Rep. Wenstrup receives military promotion

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 09:20
In the hours before President Donald Trump gave his first speech before a joint session of Congress last week, another, less high-profile ceremony also took place on Capitol Hill.
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Rwandan man involved in 1994 genocide gets 15-year sentence

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 09:15
A Rwandan man who lied to gain entry into the U.S. after helping slaughter scores of people during his country's 1994 genocide must serve 15 years behind bars before facing deportation, a judge ruled Thursday.
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Hungary's 2nd fence on Serbian border to be built by May 1

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 08:59
A new fence being built by Hungary to stop migrants from entering the country will be completed by May 1 and a state of emergency giving authorities additional powers to secure the borders has been extended by six months, government officials said Thursday.
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Malaysia expels N. Korea ambassador for criticizing Kim investigation

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 08:22
Malaysia's foreign minister says the government has expelled North Korea's ambassador for criticizing the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother.
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Replica torpedoes found during New Jersey home demolition

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 08:04
A demolition crew in New Jersey discovered two torpedoes under the house they were tearing down, prompting a response from experts who determined they were replicas used for training.
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UN report shows North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 07:53
North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. That incident and others in more than a half-dozen African nations show how North Korea, despite facing its toughest sanctions in decades, continues to avoid them on the world's most impoverished continent with few repercussions.
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Jordan hangs 10 for attacks, some tied to Islamic extremism

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 07:30
Jordan on Saturday executed 10 prisoners with ties to Islamic extremism who carried out five shootings and a bombing since 2003, the government spokesman said. It was the largest round of executions in the kingdom in recent memory.
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Earth's orbiting junkyard threatens the space economy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 07:21
You never see it in those lovely NASA pictures of Earth, but the space surrounding our pale blue dot is a cosmic junkyard. Debris abounds, moving at ludicrous speeds and presenting plenty of hassles for satellite operators who do business in orbit.
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To save the State Department, Rex Tillerson may have to break it

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 06:55
Judging by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments to his new employees on Feb. 2, in which he referenced "making some changes to how things are traditionally done," he understands that reform is central to both effective foreign policy and State's relevance. And with painful budget cuts now looming, he'll have to determine and prioritize State's core competencies.
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Russia urges Trump to help fix Syria, Libya crises amid setbacks

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 06:25
Russia is urging President Donald Trump to help it resolve conflicts in Syria and Libya, where the Kremlin is finding it tough going after seizing the initiative in a bid to act as a leading power in the region.
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Families on edge over water contamination at former air base

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 06:21
The Pease International Tradeport, which features an airport, hundreds of businesses and several day care centers, has been called a textbook example of how to redevelop an air base. But many who worked or had their children looked after there are coming to terms with a hidden risk: drinking water contaminated by military firefighting foam that contained perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs.
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Based on photo with Putin, Trump calls Schumer 'hypocrite'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 06:09
President Donald Trump, his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, is calling for "an immediate investigation" into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's own ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Top Philippine officials fly to US carrier in disputed sea

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 06:05
U.S. officials say three Philippine Cabinet members, including the defense chief, have toured a U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the disputed South China Sea on the invitation of the Navy.
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Families aim to raise $15 million to search for Flight 370

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 06:03
The families of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 launched efforts Saturday to raise at least $15 million to fund a private search as they marked the third anniversary of the plane's disappearance.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (March 02, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump speaks with Sailors in the hangar bay aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Trump visited March 2 to meet with Sailors and shipbuilders of the Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier during an all-hands call inside the ship's hangar bay. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Joshua Sheppard (Released) 170302-N-PW494-0438
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (March 2, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump gives a thumbs-up to the audience after his tour of Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Trump visited March 2 to meet with Sailors and shipbuilders of the Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier during an all-hands call inside the ship's hangar bay. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Connor Loessin (Released) 170302-N-YW238-0494
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (March 2, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump greets Sailors after entering the hangar bay aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Trump visited March 2 to meet with Sailors and shipbuilders of the Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier during an all-hands call inside the ship's hangar bay. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cathrine Mae O. Campbell (Released) 170302-N-ZE240-0292
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (March 2, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:00

President Donald J. Trump arrives aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Marine One for a tour of the ship. Trump visited March 2 to meet with the Sailors and shipbuilders of the Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier during an all-hands call inside the ship's hangar bay. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson (Released) 170302-N-ES536-080
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