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US bans travel for Americans to N. Korea after Warmbier death

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:37
American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.
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Advancing veterans’ access to medical marijuana hinges on Monday vote

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:35
A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end of the line this year in another attempt to pass it.
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UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:33
A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade.
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Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:12
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy.
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US counterterror official says Islamic State still a threat

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:10
A top counterterrorism official said Friday the world still faces threats from Islamic State militants despite their territorial losses.
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Sean Spicer abruptly resigns as Trump press secretary

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:16
White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned his position Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's White House "could benefit from a clean slate."
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Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:11
The surprise attack came before dawn. An Islamic State group militant emerged from underground right into a deserted building being used as a position by U.S.-backed Syrian forces on a front line in Raqqa. He screamed, Allahu akbar, or "God is great," and threw a bomb, killing a guard.
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Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:53
According to a report on National Public Radio, two female sailors are vying for Navy special operations jobs previously closed to women.
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Ex-military contractor convicted of espionage gets life in prison for exploiting underage girls

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:52
A former military contractor from Palm Beach County was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in federal prison on Friday for sexually exploiting underage girls in Honduras.
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3 Palestinians killed, scores hurt in clashes with Israel

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:34
Palestinian anger over metal detectors installed by Israel at Jerusalem's most contested shrine boiled over on Friday, setting off clashes that killed three Palestinians and hospitalized dozens in the most widespread street violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank in nearly two years.
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GOP inadvertently benefiting Obamacare

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:11
If they want to repeal, replace or merely fix Obamacare, Senate Republicans now have no choice but to try to legislate piecemeal changes the old-fashioned way — with hearings, open debate and even a measure of bipartisanship.
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After 65 years, Illinois veteran finally recieves Purple Heart medals

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:09
After 65 years, a Yorkville veteran has received the three Purple Heart medals he earned while fighting in the Korean War.
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DeVos right to revisit campus sexual assault guidance

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:09
There’s no denying that sexual assault on campus was historically underreported and largely unaddressed, but that is no longer the case. The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.
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Buzz Aldrin 'honored' to lead NYC Veterans Day Parade as grand marshal

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:57
Aldrin, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, was chosen as the grand marshal for the 2017 parade by the United War Veterans Council on Wednesday.
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Qatar ruler to make first speech of Gulf spat as progress seen

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:31
Qatar's ruler will address his nation on Friday evening in his first public speech since the crisis with a Saudi-led alliance erupted last month.
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Laughing teens had no duty to rescue drowning man, experts say

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:27
It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man whom they mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online.
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Congressman wants ‘second chance’ for veterans facing deportation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:20
One Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a second chance for veterans who were convicted of crimes and face the possibility of deportation.
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Pentagon stops $300 million payment to Pakistan, citing terrorist fight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:07
The Pentagon is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars meant to reimburse Pakistan for its fight against terrorist groups, citing Islamabad's failure to take "sufficient action" against the Haqqani Network.
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Veterans Affairs to create one-stop facility for Hawaii vets

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:03
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved lease to build a new facility in Hawaii.
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NORFOLK (July 20, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:00

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) returns to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk following a six-month deployment to the U.S 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jessica Kellogg (Released) 170720-N-AZ301-003
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