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US Navy, Queensland Government Partner with Industry at Biofutures Conference

Navy Top News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:34
A two—day Biofutures Industry Forum hosted by the Queensland government and U.S. Navy at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre commenced today in Brisbane, Australia.
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US battle with for-profit colleges flares over sale of giant school

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:32
The U.S. Department of Education slapped a set of tough conditions on a $1.1 billion private equity bid for the company that owns the University of Phoenix, the nation's largest school, after years of trying to rein in the for-profit college industry.
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Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:32
Scientists add the tallest land animal to the official watch list of threatened and endangered species after population shrinks nearly 40 percent in just 30 years.
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'You cannot touch me there': Breast cancer patient claims TSA 'humiliated' and 'violated' her

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:29
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, Denise Albert is not one to be overwhelmed by life's events. She was, nonetheless, shaken by an event Sunday involving Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles International Airport.
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GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 6, 2016)

Photos - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:00

A landing craft air cushion with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (MKI ARG) moves through the Gulf of Aden during the initial landing phases of Exercise Alligator Dagger. The MKI ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct amphibious operation rehearsals to maintain a high level of readiness in the event there is a need for an immediate response to a crisis. The exercise will focus on: amphibious assaults; helo-borne raids; visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations; air strikes; defense of the amphibious task force; mechanized movements with tanks and light armored vehicles; tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel; ground reconnaissance; and quick reaction force and casualty evacuation rehearsals. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans (Released) 161207-M-GM943-035
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Child crushed after Santa tells him to 'lay off the hamburgers and french fries'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 06:51
Anthony Mayse, 9, took a seat on Santa's lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. According to Mayse, at the end of their friendly chat, Santa told him to "lay off the hamburgers and french fries." Later, Mayse told an ABC news affiliate, "that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful."
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The only US politician to vote against war with Japan 75 years ago

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 06:19
The day after Japan launched its brazen, epoch-defining assault on Pearl Harbor, American legislators voted for war almost unanimously. There was only one congressional dissenter: Jeannette Rankin, a Montana Republican and a committed pacifist who had also voted against World War I.
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Not the 1st: Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:57
The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won't be.
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Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:41
Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory.
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UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Gen. Ratko Mladic

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:14
U.N. prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for Gen. Ratko Mladic, telling judges that they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief for orchestrating atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
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PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016)

Photos - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:00

Pearl Harbor survivors greet a child during the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. The 75th commemoration, co-hosted by the U.S. Military, the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii, provided veterans family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present Dec. 7, 1941, as well as throughout the Pacific theater. Since the attacks, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a corner stone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter (Released) 161207-N-GI544-078
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PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016)

Photos - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:00

Hundreds gather at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. The 75th commemoration, co-hosted by the U.S. Military, the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii, provided veterans family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present Dec. 7, 1941, as well as throughout the Pacific Theater. Since the attacks, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a corner stone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rebecca Wolfbrandt (Released) 161207-N-AI605-109
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PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2016)

Photos - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:00

Ray Chavez, 104, the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor, rings the Freedom Bell during the Freedom Bell Opening Ceremony and Bell Ringing at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Civilians, veterans, and service members came together to remember and pay their respects to those who fought and lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Wesley Timm (Released) 161206-M-AR450-2089
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JACKSON, Miss. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Photos - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:00

Naval Air Station Meridian Funeral Detail Sailors carry the remains of Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Johnston at the Jackson-Evers International Airport. Johnston, a Mississippi native, died at the attack on Pearl Harbor on the USS Oklahoma. His remains were recently identified through the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency that exhumed remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. He will be buried Dec. 7 with full military honors in Wesson, Miss. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Liaghat (Released) 161206-N-CH038-062
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PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2016)

Photos - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:00

(Left to right) Shiro Wakita, former WWII Imperial Japanese Navy pilot; Dr. Hiroya Sugano M.D, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Club; Jack Detour, former colonel and World War II Army Air Force B-25 pilot; Jerry Yellin, former captain and WWII Army Air Force P-51 pilot, pour bourbon whiskey at the 6th annual Blackened Canteen Ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial during the 75th commemoration of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The blackened canteen is a relic of an air raid over Shizauoka, Japan in 1945. It is used for pouring bourbon whiskey as an offering to the fallen in the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. Since Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Somers Steelman (Released) 161206-N-AV234-499
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