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Learning to love the brutality, excitement of 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance'

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:20
“Kingdom Come” is unlike any other RPG made. While plenty of RPGs have paid lip service to realism, almost all of them eventually have veered in magic, prophecies about the Chosen One or some other such nonsense. “Deliverance” offers no such tomfoolery and replaces it with chores, learning how to read and getting your ass kicked. Constantly.
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Under fire for travel expenses, EPA's Pruitt cancels trip to Israel

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:00
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly week-long trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.
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Flirty messages with subordinate's wife lead to general officer's demotion, forced retirement

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:27
Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington will retire as a one-star, the last rank at which he served satisfactorily, according to media reports.
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Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:17
Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence.
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Egypt sentences 65 Islamic extremists to jail for incitement

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:10
An Egyptian court has sentenced 65 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to jail over alleged incitement against the state.
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Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:45
As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack.
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Secretive space defense center begins 24-hour operations

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:09
The mission is to ferret out threats to military and spy satellites and take actions to keep American interests safe in orbit.
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Vance AFB graduates 2,000th pilot since 9/11

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:02
The benchmark was achieved with the graduation of 23 pilots in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-05, the latest members of the military to join a fight that's gone for more than 16 years.
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Nick Jorgensen happy on active duty after basketball career cut short by injury

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:52
He's now serving as a maintenance officer, working with about 50 people in a shop at Mountain Home and charged with repairing aircraft.
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Volunteers brave wet weather for veteran's new custom home

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:30
Homes For Our Troops builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-Sept. 11 veterans.
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A well-traveled US flag ends journey with Calif. firefighters

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:21
The flag came to firefighters as a post-October inferno tribute from Matt Hutchinson, an Army veteran and a lieutenant with the San Francisco Fire Department, and his friend, Rangers 1st Sgt. Keith Bach.
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All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 04:31
An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed.
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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 02:40
The Israeli military said the targets included weapon-manufacturing sites and training infrastructures of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza.
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Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:42
American-backed military firepower brought down the IS "caliphate," but many of the divisions and problems that helped fuel the extremists' rise remain unresolved. U.S. and Iraqi commanders here in western Iraq warn that victories over IS could be undercut easily by a large-scale withdrawal.
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Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:33
The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy.
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Clear favorites separate themselves before tourneys begin

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:02
The DODEA-Europe boys basketball title reigns of Ramstein, Black Forest Academy and Sigonella are at risk this week as the four-day European basketball championships play out at sites around Wiesbaden, Germany. The tournament opens Wednesday and concludes with a slate of divisional championship games Saturday at Clay Kaserne Fitness Center.
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Netanyahu warns of widening conflict over Iran's actions in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:01
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who took the stage after Netanyahu, said the characterization of Iran’s role in the region was “hysteria.”
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Defending champs appear to be in the mix again

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:01
The Naples’ Wildcats bid for their first Division I girls basketball championship headlines this week’s DODEA-Europe tournament.
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‘Peace Village,’ a fake city just outside the DMZ, serves as metaphor for North Korean athletes at the Olympics

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:43
Critics have dismissed the presence of the North Korean athletes who have come to Pyeongchang as a publicity stunt by the North, but others have hoped they might offer a glimpse into a country the world knows so little about.
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Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:41
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.
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