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Reemerging history at a Cape Cod cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:05
One important detail left off Joshua Mayo's headstone was his service as a Revolutionary War soldier as a private in Capt. Eleazer Hamlin's company, in the Massachusetts Regiment serving in Bedford and Falmouth.
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USC students explore civil rights, national security in university's first history class on WWII internment

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:01
Exactly 76 years ago Monday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the incarceration of USC faculty member Susan Kamei's parents and about 120,000 others of Japanese descent, most of them American citizens, following Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Attorney seeks sentence of time served for FBI impersonator, former Navy sailor

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:59
An attorney for a Maryland man who pleaded guilty to impersonating an FBI agent says the man's life began to unravel when he became addicted to painkillers and was kicked out of the Navy.
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11 years later, grief remains fresh for father of fallen Marine

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:56
Sitting in an armchair in the home he once shared with his family, Raymond Harris still becomes emotional as he thinks about his daughter’s death and the community that has continued to support him.
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Chicken shortage shuts most KFCs across Great Britain, Ireland

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:50
Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken. Those branches that remained open were operating a limited menu or shortened hours.
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Program offers funding for children of deploying soldiers, wounded warriors

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:48
Ahead of late March’s Middle East deployment of seven 155th Brigade National Guard units, including Amory’s 1st Squadron, 98th Calvary Regiment, a nonprofit formed after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks is available to help children of wounded warriors and National Guard members and Reservists being deployed.
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Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:45
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.
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Missile alarm snafu in Hawaii spurs interest in backyard fallout shelters

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:36
Some Hawaii residents rattled by the false missile alert are considering doing more than leaving it up to chance that they’ll be able to find shelter should a ballistic missile head their way.
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In our eyes, Google's software sees heart attack risk

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:24
By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in the vast and lucrative global health industry.
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Deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan leave street cleaners with a gruesome task

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:20
When Yar Mohammad Mohammadi joined the municipal street cleaning crew in Kabul over a decade ago, he was expecting some unpleasant tasks. But nothing prepared him for the grim debris he encountered after a bloody bombing last month.
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Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:19
Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.
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Shiffrin drops out of Olympic downhill after schedule change

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:07
Two-time gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin dropped out of Wednesday's downhill race so she can focus on the Alpine combined event that was moved to the following day. Her exit opens up a downhill spot for another American woman.
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Report claims Kelly, Secret Service agent scuffled with Chinese security officials over nuclear 'football'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:54
White House chief of staff John Kelly, a U.S. Secret Service agent and the U.S. military aide in charge of the so-called nuclear football were involved in a skirmish with Chinese security officials during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing in November, a report said Sunday.
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17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:23
Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump and a search was underway.
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Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:54
Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy is located with the name of Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.
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Trump ignoring the worst attack on US since 9/11

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:51
The Russian subversion of the 2016 election did not, to be sure, kill nearly 3,000 people. But its longer-term impact may be even more corrosive by undermining faith in our democracy.
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Today’s students adept at describing danger

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:49
It is altogether fitting, if somehow strange, that a child born into a media culture would think first to turn on his camera, the better to capture the faces of fear.
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ISIS militants ambush Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:49
Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group, officials said Monday.
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Kuwait reportedly invites Philippines' Duterte to visit amid tensions

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:47
Kuwait's ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer.
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Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash that killed 65

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:42
The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, crashing into Mount Dena in a remote area of southern Iran. The airliner said all on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including six crew members.
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