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A British police chief requested an urgent meeting with a U.S. military commander Saturday after learning of two more traffic incidents in the area where a teenage motorcyclist died in a collision with a car driven by an American diplomat's wife.



Fort Bragg paratroopers killed in Afghanistan remembered for their sacrifice

Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin of Newport News, Va., and Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon of Joliet, Ill., were killed Jan. 11 by an improvised explosive device.


Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller

Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor. He died while serving on a ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in November 1943.


Islamic State’s ‘very own Jabba the Hutt’ captured in Mosul

The arrest of ISIS mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was announced by the Iraqi government’s security media cell in a statement Thursday.



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Military Matters Review: Cannabis

Looking back at the inaugural episode of Military Matters, hosts Desmon Farris and Rod Rodriguez discuss the response it has received, misconceptions that persist about cannabis, ongoing research and the plant's potential medical and addiction complications.


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Finding new ways to better serve growing number of female veterans

While more women than ever are relying on the VA, it’s still a male-centric system, with predominantly male waiting rooms, exam areas and doctors. Female vets say the lack of gender-specific care, privacy, equitable facilities and security can be barriers to seeking treatment.


Prince Harry, Meghan to give up 'royal highness' titles

Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are quitting as working royals and will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal announced Saturday by Buckingham Palace.


Trump warns Iranian leader who called him a 'clown' to be 'very careful with his words'

In a tweet Friday night, President Donald Trump responded to name-calling by Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: "The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe... He should be very careful with his words!"


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Thousands gather for Women's March rallies across the US

Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration.


Thai military holds ceremony to swear allegiance to king

Thailand's king presided over an oath-taking ceremony Saturday at an army base where almost 7,000 soldiers and police paraded to mark Armed Forces Day.


Prince Harry, Meghan to give up 'royal highness' titles

Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are quitting as working royals and will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal announced Saturday by Buckingham Palace.


US troops’ ‘incredible heroism’ was key to repelling deadly Kenya attack, AFRICOM says

“We had a very small U.S. force following the initial attack absolutely repel the al-Shabab attackers away from the airfield. And they did that under fire,” said Gen. William Gayler, AFRICOM’s director of operations.


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Thousands gather for Women's March rallies across the US

Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration.


Thai military holds ceremony to swear allegiance to king

Thailand's king presided over an oath-taking ceremony Saturday at an army base where almost 7,000 soldiers and police paraded to mark Armed Forces Day.


Prince Harry, Meghan to give up 'royal highness' titles

Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are quitting as working royals and will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal announced Saturday by Buckingham Palace.


US troops’ ‘incredible heroism’ was key to repelling deadly Kenya attack, AFRICOM says

“We had a very small U.S. force following the initial attack absolutely repel the al-Shabab attackers away from the airfield. And they did that under fire,” said Gen. William Gayler, AFRICOM’s director of operations.



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'I Am Not Invisible' photo project focuses on women veterans in Illinois

Thirty-five women from across Illinois came to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System on Thursday to have their portraits taken by Gene Russell for the “I Am Not Invisible” project.



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Two-star general at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is fired

Maj. Gen. William Cooley, the two-star commander of the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, was relieved of command Wednesday amid allegations of misconduct.


Fallen Marine's widow, children receive new, free home in Texas

Lorena Mendez is the widow of Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez, who enlisted in the Marines in 2010 and was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. He was 22 years old.


Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts.


Group has raised $56 million for planned Coast Guard museum

The National Coast Guard Museum Association has raised more than $56 million for a national museum on the downtown New London waterfront to tell the story of the Coast Guard and has plans to launch a new committee in the spring to help raise remaining funds.


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Two-star general at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is fired

Maj. Gen. William Cooley, the two-star commander of the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, was relieved of command Wednesday amid allegations of misconduct.


Fallen Marine's widow, children receive new, free home in Texas

Lorena Mendez is the widow of Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez, who enlisted in the Marines in 2010 and was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. He was 22 years old.


Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts.


Group has raised $56 million for planned Coast Guard museum

The National Coast Guard Museum Association has raised more than $56 million for a national museum on the downtown New London waterfront to tell the story of the Coast Guard and has plans to launch a new committee in the spring to help raise remaining funds.



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Few surprises as wrestlers vie for supremacy

Asked how their teams were doing, many coaches answered that they were doing OK – not that bad or good. And that seemed to be the theme of the day, as most of the wrestlers also felt that way.


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Few surprises as wrestlers vie for supremacy

Asked how their teams were doing, many coaches answered that they were doing OK – not that bad or good. And that seemed to be the theme of the day, as most of the wrestlers also felt that way.