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Report: Man-made islands in South China Sea nearly complete

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:55
A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.
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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:05
The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.
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S. Korea: bones found near ferry wreckage were from animals

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 02:26
Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which 304 people died, the government announced Tuesday.
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GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 01:54
Still reeling from last week's House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul.
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For Turkish president, referendum on power is a big gamble

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 01:31
In a slick online video, 22-year-old Turkish student Ali Gul sits in front a drum kit and framed artwork while making tart remarks about Turkey's political leadership. He wraps up by musing that he'll probably get arrested if the video goes viral.
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Disneyland honors 6 Tuskegee Airmen during flag ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:55
Six Tuskegee Airmen were honored during the Flag Retreat Ceremony in Town Square at Disneyland on Friday, March 23, 2017.
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Missouri program brings national memorials to homebound veterans

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:46
The program was inspired by Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit group that flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials. Brock said that Honor Flight is a great program, but it overlooks those veterans who cannot fly to the nation’s capital. So, the local Sons of the American Legion created a program to bring Washington to those veterans.
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Memphis-based foundation matches PTSD vets with service dogs

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:13
The Paul Oliver Foundation is named in honor of Paul Oliver, a Marine veteran who struggled with the effects of PTSD and a traumatic brain injury after returning to Memphis from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan before dying in December 2013 from what was ruled an accidental drug overdose.
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Friends, strangers help WWII veteran with musical request

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:25
Stanley Van Hoose hadn't picked up a guitar for about 15 years. At age 96, he felt the urge.
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Navy swaps online General Military Training for live discussion

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:15
The Navy has deep-sixed most of its annual online General Military Training in response to sailors’ pleas.
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Bronze Star recipient gets more than 4 years for stealing identities of Navy subordinates

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:06
Clayton Pressley III pleaded guilty in August to one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
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Veteran employment bill passes in US Senate

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:41
This legislation would promote private sector recruiting, hiring and retaining of men and women who served honorably in the U.S. military through a voluntary and effective program.
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White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:11
The White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own party rejected his proposal.
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Prosecutors charge Army vet with murder as an act of terrorism in New York stabbing

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:51
Police say James H. Jackson, a 28-year-old Army veteran from Baltimore, admitted to traveling to New York specifically to target and kill black men. Once in the city, they say, he "stalked numerous potential victims" before confronting Timothy Caughman, 66, and stabbing the man to death with a sword in what he intended to be the first of many attacks.
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Nuclear ban talks begin at UN, but US, Russia others boycott

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:17
U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid al-Attiyah

DoD News Releases - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:02
Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis
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Contracts For March 27, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $59,233,699 modification

Defense supplemental request overstated by $5.2 billion

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:37
The Trump administration wants Congress to add $30 billion to its fiscal 2017 Defense spending bill, but about $5.2 billion of the proposed addition is already in the bill, according to a Senate committee.
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Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:14
A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.
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Prosecutors say terror suspect got from couch in Virginia to Syria in two weeks

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:04
Mohamad Khweis quit his job as a Metro Access driver in Virginia, sold his car and created a new email account to buy a one-way ticket abroad, prosecutors said, traveling a circuitous route to the border between Turkey and Syria before contacting an Islamic State facilitator to take him across. He was undeterred by reports of land mines and bombs along the route.
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