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Earnhardt ready to hit South Korea for NBC Olympics gig

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:21
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a checkered flag before he leaves to check out Olympic gold.
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Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital is bracing for new attacks

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:45
As the opposition's last bastion at the edge of Damascus, Eastern Ghouta has been cut off from the world. United Nations aid convoys visit rarely. A blitz by Syrian government warplanes early this month killed at least 210 people and sent hundreds more pouring into what remains of a buckling hospital network.
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Funeral held for US soldier from Ghana killed in Bronx fire

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 19:22
New York's Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died while rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in about a quarter of a century.
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Readout of Secretary James N. Mattis’ Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashili and Minister of Defense Levan Izoria

DoD News Releases - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 18:38
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:Secretary James N. Mattis
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Kent Cooper, architect who worked on Vietnam and Korean War memorials, dies at 91

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:01
Kent Cooper, a Washington architect for more than 50 years who played a vital role in the creation of the Vietnam and Korean War memorials on the Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, died Jan. 27 at a hospital in the District of Columbia. He was 91.
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State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats, seek federal help

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:55
State elections officials said Saturday that they want more information from federal officials to ensure they are protected from cybersecurity threats in light of evidence that foreign operatives plan to try to interfere in the midterm elections.
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Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:42
The Hawaii government's erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion at U.S. military facilities, frustrating senior U.S. military officers and causing them to question procedures for communicating with state officials, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
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Helicopter on quake mission flips in Mexico, killing 13 on ground

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:23
A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the quake — and 16 were injured.
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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:56
Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.
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Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:35
The contact the night of was February 12 happened near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996.
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Several Camp Pendleton Marines were recently convicted on sex-related charges

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:00
Several Camp Pendleton-based Marines have been found guilty in recent weeks of crimes including rape and child pornography, with other similar cases still pending in the military criminal justice system, records show.
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Stuttgart gets narrow wins to end regular season on win streak

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:55
Defending champion Panthers finish regular season in second behind unbeaten Naples heading into season-ending championships.
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No, Fidel Castro is not Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's father

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:49
A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau's parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born.
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Wiesbaden, Ramstein enter tourney tied atop D-I

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:48
Warriors and Royals sport 10-2 marks and should enter championships as co-favorites for big schools title.
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Russia dismisses US charges as ‘just blabber,’ ‘Russophobia’

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:41
The language, while dismissive, suggested that Russia feels cornered by the unrelenting allegations that the Kremlin had a role in President Donald Trump’s election.
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Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:28
Yair Lapid, head of the centrist opposition Yesh Atid party, said Israel should recall its ambassador immediately in response to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s comments.
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Freshman heavyweight comes through in clutch as Army stuns Navy in wrestling

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:24
You couldn’t ask for more drama out of an Army-Navy wrestling match. You couldn’t measure the disappointment among the partisan crowd at Alumni Hall when the Midshipmen lost in the most agonizing manner imaginable.
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Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:11
In response, the Israeli military said one of its tanks struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip.
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Last month's failed SM-3 Block IIA missile test off Kauai cost $130M

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:53
The Raytheon SM-3 Block IIA missile soon will be deployed to Navy ships, Japan, Romania and Poland to defend against North Korean and Iranian threats.
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Coast Guard captain removed from command, reassigned

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:35
Officials announced Friday that Capt. Andrew Tucci was removed from command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut, but did not say exactly why Tucci was reassigned.
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