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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:00

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer delivers remarks during an all-hands call aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Mount Whitney is forward-deployed to Gaeta, Italy operating with a combined crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Feddersen (Released) 171121-N-GL340-192
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INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:00

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Andres Astrinakis observes a refueling-at-sea between the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera (Released) 171121-N-XC372-1153
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 22, 2017)

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Cmdr. David Kurtz, middle, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), cuts a birthday cake with Master-at-Arms Seaman Jack Maddy, left, and Chief Logistics Specialist John Ball the youngest and oldest Sailors with November birthdays aboard the ship. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a deployment to the western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting peace and security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose Madrigal (Released) 171122-N-ZR324-016
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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:21
The debate over whether to talk politics at Thanksgiving — or not — is about as American as the traditional feast itself. By Christmas 2016, 39 percent of U.S. adults said their families avoided conversations about politics, according to the Pew Research Center.
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N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:09
North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.
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3 missing after Navy aircraft crashes into Philippine Sea

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:56
A C-2A Greyhound carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in waters southeast of Okinawa during a training exercise Wednesday. Eight people have been rescued and the search continues for the other three.
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Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:05
Syria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.
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UPDATE: Search for Sailors expands in Philippine Sea

Navy Top News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:58
Search and rescue operations continue for three Sailors following a C—2A Greyhound aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa at 2:45 p.m. yesterday.
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Blackwater founder to appear before House Russia-Trump probe

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:53
Erik Prince, the founder of the Blackwater private security firm and a presence during Trump’s presidential transition, is scheduled to appear next week before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Fiery death of ex-North Korean prisoner not believed to be homicide

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:34
Investigators suspect the death of Aijalon Gomes, a former teacher who was held captive in North Korea in 2010 after illegally crossing into the country, was a suicide.
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Reports: Object spotted on ocean floor in hunt for missing submarine

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:29
A U.S. navy plane searching for a missing Argentinian submarine on Tuesday spotted an object on the ocean floor, local media reported.
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Fort Benning soldier among 3 suspects in court on sexual exploitation charges

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:20
Derrick Smalls, a 38-year-old Fort Benning soldier from Phenix City, was charged with sexual exploitation of children.
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Navy to stop pepper spraying sailors every 3 years

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:23
The Navy will no longer require sailors to be pepper sprayed every three years after the chief of naval operations received complaints that it wasn’t necessary to repeatedly undergo the painful experience after the first time it’s done as part of force protection training.
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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s dash to freedom

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:06
North Korean troops violated the 1953 armistice as they shot over the border and in one case crossed it themselves while chasing a fellow soldier who was making a dash to the South, the United Nations Command said Wednesday.
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Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:48
Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.
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State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:28
The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law.
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White House military personnel removed amid probe into contacts with foreign women during Asia trip

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:49
Three military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his recent trip to Asia, according to officials familiar with the situation.
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Slain Marine's family wants teen suspect tried as an adult

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:37
The family of Sgt. William Brown wrote a letter urging prosecutors to try the teen as an adult, KHON2-TV reported Monday.
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FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:29
Investigators said that investigators are still trying to "gather the facts," but they are currently treating the death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez as an assault on a federal officer.
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Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:02
Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.
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