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Man impersonates soldier, threatens to blow up Wal-Mart with Islamic State bomb

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 21:17
A man dressed in what appeared to be a U.S. Army uniform attempted to steal alcohol and ammunition from a Baton Rouge, La. Wal-Mart store.
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No decision yet on competing for Air Force jet contract, Textron says

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 21:13
The Air Force has released details on what it will be looking for in its next jet trainer, but Textron AirLand is still evaluating whether it will offer its Scorpion tactical jet in a competition to win the massive contract.
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Maine veteran uses military settlement money to buy house for veteran resource center

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 21:10
The woman who won more than $400,000 in back benefits from the military for claims related to sexual assaults when she was in the U.S. Navy has used some of that money to buy a house where veterans will be able to get help in obtaining social and health services.
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Sailor in incestuous sex case found guilty on retrial

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 20:21
Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate Jose D. Domingo was convicted of abusive sexual contact and adultery after being accused of repeatedly raping and groping his niece over a 10-month span that ended in 2012
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In battle for Mosul, everybody’s taking selfies — and some may be incriminating

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 20:18
With the offensive to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul now in its third month, smartphones are everywhere on the battlefield, where the appetite for selfie photos is proving to be irresistible — and problematic.
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Suspected rebels storm Philippine jail, 158 inmates escape

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:46
Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing government forces traded fire with gunmen, officials said.
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South Carolina Guard to provide support at Trump's inauguration

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:45
About 30 soldiers of the South Carolina National Guard will provide security at President-elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration.
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Homicides fall in El Salvador, but remains among world's deadliest

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:31
El Salvador's national police director says homicides dropped more than 20 percent in 2016, though the rate of 81.2 for every 100,000 residents kept the Central American country among the world's deadliest.
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Quick decisions meant life or death in Southeastern storms

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:23
A line of severe thunderstorms moved across the Southeastern United States from Texas. Teams of surveyors were headed out Tuesday to assess apparent tornado damage at three sites in southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia.
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China confirms its carrier held drills in South China Sea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 18:17
China confirmed that its aircraft carrier has for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea with a formation of other warships and fighter jets, a move that could raise concerns among its neighbors.
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George, Laura Bush and Bill, Hillary Clinton to attend Trump inauguration

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:24
Former president George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush announced Tuesday that they would attend Donald Trump's inauguration later this month. And Trump's former rival Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton also will attend the ceremony, according to their spokespeople.
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Sinking of storied ‘Perfect Storm’ ship delayed

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:15
The Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa, that helped rescue seven people during “The Perfect Storm,” has still not been cleared by federal environment officials to be sunk off the New Jersey coast.
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Islamic State defector faces murder, war crimes charges in Germany

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:04
An Islamic State defector who claimed in news interviews to have refused to commit violence for the group has been charged by German authorities with murder and war crimes for his role in a mass execution in Syria in 2015.
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Contracts For Jan. 3, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTSAIR FORCENorthrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a

Contracts For Jan. 3, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTSAIR FORCENorthrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a

Trump says no more detainees should be released from Guantanamo Bay prison

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 15:15
President-elect Donald Trump called Monday for the end of all detainee releases from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying in a tweet that those who remain are "extremely dangerous people" who "should not be allowed back onto the battlefield."
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Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 15:13
Megyn Kelly, a star host at Fox News whose profile soared after a feud with Donald Trump, will leave the network for a prominent role at NBC News, a person at NBC News confirmed.
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Trump's slim N. Korea options: Diplomacy, sanctions, force

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 15:11
Donald Trump says he is confident North Korea won't develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the United States. But his options for stopping the reclusive communist country are slim: diplomacy that would reward Pyongyang, sanctions that haven't worked, and military action that no one wants.
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Medical Examiner: Off-duty SEAL died from drowning, exposure

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 14:52
A medical examiner says an off-duty Navy SEAL died from drowning with hypothermia as a contributing factor after his kayak overturned last week in the Chesapeake Bay.
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Trump meets with former VA deputy for unfilled Cabinet post

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 14:36
It remains unclear when President-elect Donald Trump will select his Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, as names are dropped and added to the list of candidates.
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