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UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:04
A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal.
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Pence addresses leadership, faith and military spending at Naval Academy graduation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:55
Greeted with a standing ovation, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Naval Academy graduation Friday morning, where about 1,000 midshipmen became commissioned officers.
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Navy band which broke color barrier to get historical marker

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:39
The 44 members of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band cracked the color barrier, leaving an impression on the Chapel Hill community during their two-year service on UNC's campus during World War II. On Saturday, the community will commemorate their contribution with a historical marker.
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Chinese jets intercept Navy P-3

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:38
Two Chinese jets intercepted a Navy P-3 Orion on Wednesday, with one of the jets coming as close as 200 yards of the surveillance plane, a U.S. defense official confirmed.
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Danny McBride is full of surprises

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:27
Danny McBride has a special flair for playing obnoxious loudmouths - the kind of outwardly cocky yet inwardly tragic jerks that he’s brought indelibly to life in films like “The Foot Fist Way,” “Pineapple Express,” “This Is the End” and the HBO series “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.”
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At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:23
Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.
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Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:14
Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 26, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:00

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen toss their covers in the air during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The "hat toss," now a traditional ending to the ceremony, originated at the Naval Academy in 1912 and is a symbolic and visual end to the four-year program. This year's class graduated 1,053 men and women, including 768 Navy ensigns, 259 Marine Corps second lieutenants and 17 foreign officers. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brianna Jones (Released) 170526-N-DY073-775
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 26, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:00

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen take the oath of office to become Navy officers during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. This year's class graduated 1,068 men and women, including 788 Navy ensigns, 265 Marine Corps second lieutenants and 15 foreign officers. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brianna Jones (Released) 170526-N-DY073-553
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 26, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:00

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen stand and take the oath of office as Marine Corps officers during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. This year's class graduated 1,068 men and women, including 788 Navy ensigns, 265 Marine Corps second lieutenants and 15 foreign officers. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brianna Jones (Released) 170526-N-DY073-530
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 26, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:00

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over the graduation and commissioning ceremony for the class of 2017 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. This year's class graduated 1,053 men and women, including 768 Navy ensigns, 259 Marine Corps second lieutenants and 17 foreign officers. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brianna Jones (Released) 170526-N-DY073-381
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Investigation of offer to view John Glenn's body rekindles Dover military mortuary scandal

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:29
A scandal involving the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, the main point of entry for U.S. troops killed overseas, has rekindled with controversy over the care of astronaut John Glenn's body.
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Police documents recount gruesome murder of former Fort Bliss soldier

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:16
An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.
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He wondered about his brother's death in WWII for 68 years. Now he has answers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:03
Bobby Montague and his brother, Wilson Montague, were close while growing up in a Raleigh family with 14 children. Bobby, the youngest, was heartbroken when Wilson left to join the U.S. Air Force in the 1940s, but Wilson wrote letters home every day. One day, though, there was no letter waiting for Bobby Mantague in the mailbox.
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Recruitment incentives draw high school grads to military careers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:57
“The talent pool is getting harder and harder to pull from,” said Maj. Bryan Lewis, an Air Force spokesman. “We need America’s best talent from all corners of the U.S., and we’re competing with industry for that.”
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Army Special Operations Command honors 7 soldiers at Memorial Wall

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:50
Seven names were officially added to the USASOC Memorial Wall — an expanse that includes the names of more than 1,200 special operations soldiers who have been killed in combat since the Korean War.
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US Coast Guard says new ships could be stationed in Sitka

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:45
The U.S. Coast Guard has told Alaska city officials that one or two new ships could be stationed in Sitka, Alaska.
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Native Alaskans who protected Alaska in WWII to be honored

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:43
The military on Friday will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unpaid and unrecognized for decades.
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Airborne Review offers glimpse of century-old history, powerful capabilities

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:37
In a dazzling display of their power, thousands of paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division showed a glimpse of their century-old history and their unique capabilities to rapidly deploy, seize airfields and destroy enemy targets.
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Border clashes seen forcing Pakistan to boost defense spending

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:26
Pakistan’s powerful military will probably push for an increase in defense spending ahead of Friday’s national budget as border clashes with neighboring India and Afghanistan mount.
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