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Soldier killed over weekend in Texas car crash

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:38
A soldier on her way to her new duty station was killed Saturday in a two-car collision near Fort Stockton, Texas.
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Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:36
An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as "Game of Thrones," at one point taunting the network with a twist on a catch phrase form that series: "Winter is coming. HBO is falling."
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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:27
A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
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Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:24
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years.
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Pentagon's hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico is nearly over, but these missions remain

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:10
The majority of active-duty U.S. troops involved in hurricane relief in Puerto Rico will return home this week, but power restoration and a few other missions are ongoing, said a U.S. general overseeing the effort.
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Contracts For Nov. 21, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Jacobs Ewingcole A JV, Pasadena, California, is being awarded a maximum amount

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:46
Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he "vehemently" denies the allegations against him.
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White House: Trump and Putin spoke by phone, Syria on agenda

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:41
President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the White House says Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine were on the agenda.
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MIA airman's dog tags returned to family 50 years later

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:39
After Air Force Col. Richard A. Kibbey’s helicopter was shot down 50 years ago in Vietnam, his wife never gave up hope he would be found. His children got some closure Monday when Kibbey’s identifying “dog tags,” lost with the airman when the rescue helicopter he was co-piloting was shot down in 1967, were returned
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The Force is faltering with ‘Battlefront II’

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:55
Few developers have managed to squander as much goodwill as the “Stars Wars Battlefront” team. But is the game beneath the controversy worth playing?
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Afghan leaders in Helmand criticize US airstrikes on Taliban drug labs

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:47
A newly announced campaign of U.S. and Afghan airstrikes against Taliban-run narcotic centers was met with alarm and criticism Tuesday from political leaders in Helmand province - the heart of Afghanistan's huge opium trade - where officials said 10 such air attacks were carried out in the past week.
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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:47
The capital erupted in jubilation after news spread that President Robert Mugabe's resignation letter had been read out by the speaker of parliament, whose members had gathered to impeach Mugabe after he ignored escalating calls to quit since a military takeover.
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Second judge halts Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:26
A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban finding that active-duty service members are "already suffering harmful consequences" because of the president's policy.
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Army National Guardsmen return after 6 weeks in Puerto Rico

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:21
Members of the Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Regiment focused on projects to help restore power and running water while on Puerto Rico.
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Syria’s Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:16
On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
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Aircraft at Laughlin AFB grounded following deadly T-38 crash in Texas

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:00
An Air Force base in Texas has grounded its aircraft a day after a pilot was killed and another injured when one of the installation’s training jets crashed, Air Force officials said Tuesday.
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Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:54
In letters sent Monday to members of the Senate, the inspector general's office said the Customs and Border Protection leadership had "virtually no warning" the executive order was coming and "was caught by surprise."
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Argentina says flares seen by US aircraft are unlikely to be from submarine

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:51
A U.S. aircraft searching for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard has spotted white flares, but they're unlikely to be from the sub that has been lost for six days in the South Atlantic, the Argentine navy said Tuesday.
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US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:48
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.
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US to retry former Blackwater guard for murder in 2007 Baghdad massacre

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:43
The U.S. government will retry a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard after a federal appeals court threw out his first-degree murder conviction in shootings that killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007, prosecutors told a federal judge Tuesday.
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