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One of the last Pearl Harbor survivors from Kansas dies at age 95

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:00
Earl Michael “Mike” Schaeffer Jr., a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and a pilot in the first wave of planes in the Battle of Midway during World War II, died Saturday at age 95.
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At 82, Judi Dench’s mission remains the same: 'To learn'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:57
Judi Dench is not tired. “I’ve had one of those pep-up drinks,” Dench, beaming as she sits down for a recent interview. “I feel rather sparky.”
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Guardsman accused of threatening Pence is charged in federal court

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:53
Charges were filed in federal court Thursday against a National Guardsman from Somerset County, Pa. who allegedly threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence.
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Puerto Rico without electricity, worries about failing dam

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:53
A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake.
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Abu Ghraib ex-inmates' lawsuit moves ahead in federal court

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:51
After nine years of fits and starts, dismissals and reinstatements, a federal lawsuit filed by one-time inmates at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against civilian interrogators who worked there is moving ahead.
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Fort Irwin unveils new $211 million hospital

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:45
The new facility replaces Weed Army Community Hospital, built in 1966. It had become inefficient for today's standards.
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GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:40
Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program.
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On base activities

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:34
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
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4 approaches that could cut back violent crime in US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:29
What can be done to make the U.S. a safer country?
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Debate over Iran deal is utterly perplexing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:27
Iran today is encumbered by economic pressures and a decade of tough nuclear constraints. It would be senseless to squander our international influence and give Iran an early release.
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Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:07
Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup.
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Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs, Sanders says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:48
Once and possibly future presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that President Donald Trump accentuates the worst aspects of generations of U.S. foreign policy.
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Pilots erred in Pence plane's skid at airport, investigators say

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:37
Pilots landing a plane that overran a runway at LaGuardia Airport while carrying then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made "several failures in close succession" that caused the plane to end up in a field of arrestor beds close to a highway, investigators said Thursday.
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CNO Visits NAS Key West Post Hurricane Irma

Navy Top News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:28
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano visited Naval Air Station Key West for a tour and all hands call at NAS Key West's Boca Chica Field Sept. 21.
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Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:28
Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.
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Tests show residents' wells near former air station in Maine are safe, Navy says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:26
Navy officials Thursday touted test results showing little to no contamination in private wells near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station but pledged to continue sampling for a potentially harmful chemical once used in aviation firefighting.
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Celebs wade into politics and people listen

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:21
The reason many of us tolerate celebrity engagement in policy is because we know that behind their public images celebrities are real people with a right to be in on this conversation.
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Nebraska soldiers travel to Sweden for military exercises

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:11
About 60 Nebraska soldiers are participating in a multinational military training exercise in Sweden.
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Air Force: Investigators reviewing statements by outspoken chaplain Hernandez

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00
After initially denying an investigation, the Air Force said Friday that its inspector general’s office is reviewing complaints against reserve chaplain Capt. Sonny Hernandez, who proclaimed that Christian servicemembers are wrong to support the rights of other faiths to practice their religion, actions that he said will lead them to hell.
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