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A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria.



George W. Bush delivers pizza to his unpaid Secret Service detail and calls for shutdown to end

Some 6,000 Secret Service employees are among the 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks — but former president George W. Bush is insuring his staff does not go hungry.


Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 73 people.


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McConnell’s unwavering stand on the wall boosts his 2020 election prospects

As Mitch McConnell readies for a 2020 re-election campaign, his unwavering support for President Donald Trump’s southern border wall gives the senator an important boost from the Republican Party’s conservative wing — activists who have not always been on his side.



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Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seven weeks after a massive 7.0 quake, last week's 5.0 jolt was the largest of over 7,800 aftershocks and "reminded people that it's not over yet," one seismologist said.


Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons.


A billionaire, a coder and a probe into EU funds

An app developed by a Czech computer programmer turned political activist tracks food supplied by agriculture and chemical conglomerate Agrofert, the company founded by the Czech prime minister that's now at the center of a conflict of interest investigation.


Syrian offensive against enclave more likely after al-Qaida-linked fighters take control

Al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria have in recent days forced their rivals' surrender in the country's final rebel-held pocket, cementing control while increasing the likelihood of a ruinous showdown with Syrian government forces.


High court declares Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president," and urged Congolese to peacefully protest a "constitutional coup d'etat."


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Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seven weeks after a massive 7.0 quake, last week's 5.0 jolt was the largest of over 7,800 aftershocks and "reminded people that it's not over yet," one seismologist said.


Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons.


A billionaire, a coder and a probe into EU funds

An app developed by a Czech computer programmer turned political activist tracks food supplied by agriculture and chemical conglomerate Agrofert, the company founded by the Czech prime minister that's now at the center of a conflict of interest investigation.


Syrian offensive against enclave more likely after al-Qaida-linked fighters take control

Al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria have in recent days forced their rivals' surrender in the country's final rebel-held pocket, cementing control while increasing the likelihood of a ruinous showdown with Syrian government forces.


High court declares Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president," and urged Congolese to peacefully protest a "constitutional coup d'etat."




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Marine deployed to Afghanistan stuns daughters with surprise visit

Sisters Brookelyn and Addisyn Shanle squealed with delight when they saw their dad, Dustin Shanle, walk into the room at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. After all, he had flown halfway around the world to see the newest addition to their family, Callie Grace, who was born on New Year's Day and about seven weeks premature.


As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


Report: Naval Academy deteriorating so badly, mission to train midshipmen under threat

Leaking pipes. Moldering walls. Condemned offices and balconies. Plumbing that can't handle its load and a stormwater system dumping unfiltered rainwater into the Severn River. These aren't the issues of a long-abandoned factory. They describe the current condition of the Naval Academy.


US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

The satellite was finally launched successfully after being delayed for several weeks due to hydrogen leaks, high winds, and a problem with ground communication equipment.


Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

While fighting in Iraq, the Army failed to grasp the significance of the country’s sectarian divisions and “tended to penalize” its own innovative leaders, according the service’s long-awaited history of the war that claimed over 4,000 servicemembers’ lives.


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Marine deployed to Afghanistan stuns daughters with surprise visit

Sisters Brookelyn and Addisyn Shanle squealed with delight when they saw their dad, Dustin Shanle, walk into the room at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. After all, he had flown halfway around the world to see the newest addition to their family, Callie Grace, who was born on New Year's Day and about seven weeks premature.


As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


Report: Naval Academy deteriorating so badly, mission to train midshipmen under threat

Leaking pipes. Moldering walls. Condemned offices and balconies. Plumbing that can't handle its load and a stormwater system dumping unfiltered rainwater into the Severn River. These aren't the issues of a long-abandoned factory. They describe the current condition of the Naval Academy.


US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

The satellite was finally launched successfully after being delayed for several weeks due to hydrogen leaks, high winds, and a problem with ground communication equipment.


Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

While fighting in Iraq, the Army failed to grasp the significance of the country’s sectarian divisions and “tended to penalize” its own innovative leaders, according the service’s long-awaited history of the war that claimed over 4,000 servicemembers’ lives.



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Falcons even divisional record at expense of SHAPE

Vilseck pulled back to .500 in Division I play entering the toughest portion of its schedule.


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Boys basketball roundup

Falcons even divisional record at expense of SHAPE

Vilseck pulled back to .500 in Division I play entering the toughest portion of its schedule.