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Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:50
Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.
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Army Ranger's death 7 years ago still has profound impact on those who loved him

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:38
Sgt. Jon Peney, a U.S. Army Ranger combat medic, died in 2010 while attempting to reach a fallen soldier on a rooftop in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star, the military's third-highest medal for valor in combat, for his actions.
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Aircraft carrier Ford completes major readiness milestone

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:09
The Ford brings the first new design of a carrier in more than 40 years, and carries with it several major technological upgrades – some of which have had kinks that needed to be worked out.
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Trumpeter says playing taps at Memorial Day services is an honor

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:06
The origin of the playing of taps dates back to the American Civil War era. After the war, it was made the official Army bugle call and was later given the name taps in 1874.
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North Carolina War Dogs honored in yearly ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:46
A memorial placed on private land lovingly tended by President of the Vietnam Dog Handler Association Perry Money represents brave dogs who served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps.
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:40
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the combative, visionary foreign policy intellectual who helped bring Jimmy Carter to the White House in 1976 and then guided him through a series of international crises that contributed significantly to Carter's defeat at the polls four years later, died Friday night. He was 89.
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Federal officials: Guatemalan in citizenship fraud case hid war-crimes role

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:53
Jose Ortiz Morales ad served in a special forces unit known as the "Kaibiles" that in 1982 descended on the small village of Dos Erres. That past was laid bare this week in U.S. District Court in Maryland, where Morales, 55, pleaded guilty to fraudulently trying to gain U.S. citizenship.
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Renewed fighting by militias in Libya

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:50
Today, militias have carved up the oil-producing country into fiefdoms, each aligned with one of three competing governments. And Tripoli, as expected, has been a major battleground with armed groups fighting for control of neighborhoods, even streets and buildings.
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Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:08
Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower.
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Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:06
Lieberman, a former Democratic presidential candidate, interviewed with Trump last week and was acknowledged by the president to be a leading candidate. But the buzz around his candidacy fizzled after Trump left for his foreign trip last Friday without naming his pick.
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Future USS Gerald R. Ford Returns From Acceptance Trials

Navy Top News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:06
The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed acceptance trials conducted by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) in the Atlantic Ocean May 24—26 and is in final preparations for delivery.
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Marine officers drugged, robbed after Bogota pub crawl and could face charges

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:02
Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in Colombia that went off the rails, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.
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Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of US citizens

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:56
The criticism is in a lengthy secret ruling that lays bare some of the frictions between the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. intelligence agencies obligated to obtain the court’s approval for surveillance activities.
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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:43
One likely area of interest for investigators would be Kushner's own meetings with Russians, given that such encounters with a variety of Trump associates are at the root of the sprawling probe, now overseen by former FBI director Robert Mueller.
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Civil War gun displayed Nebraska museum

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:57
There's been a breach in the display of patriotism in Plymouth, Neb., since 1960, when one of the town's earliest war memorials, a gift from the Navy to honor the Union Army vets, was hauled down the highway on what was believed to be a temporary loan to the county historical society. It's still there, on display 20 miles away at the Fairbury City Museum.
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Army veteran paints mural for his former elementary school

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:49
With a light flick of his wrist and a delicate spray of paint from the bristles of his paintbrush, Jason Sanchez created a galaxy. Sanchez, a disabled Army veteran, walked the halls of the school 30 years ago when he was a Ramsey student. Now his own children are enrolled there.
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Contracts For May 26, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:30
CONTRACTS ARMY Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $212,032,488

American Legion calls VA budget proposal ‘stealth privatization’

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:20
The country’s largest veterans service organization said Friday that it was “extremely disappointed” with President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes cuts to benefits for some of the country’s most disabled veterans.
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Salutes and a folded flag at funeral for new Army lieutenant killed in possible hate crime

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:12
The stage beneath the blue-and-white church steeple in Maryland was not where Richard Collins III was to be celebrated this week.
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Kuwaiti company settles claims of troop food contract fraud

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:07
A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops based in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.
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