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North Korea missile launch tests Trump’s China outreach

North Korea’s launch of a longer-range missile shows advances in its technological capabilities and offers the sternest test yet of President Donald Trump’s strategy to work with China to combat the threat. Continue reading

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Border agency says it has picked finalists to design wall

The federal government says it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won’t identify them. Continue reading

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First time in 7 years: No Cuban migrants to US caught at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard is hailing a landmark: Last month was the first in seven years when no Cuban migrants were caught trying to reach the U.S. by sea. Continue reading

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Navy continues cleaning up 94,000 gallon jet fuel spill

The Navy is continuing to clean up about 94,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled at an air station in Virginia Beach. Continue reading

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McMaster: No decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan

White House National Security Adviser H.R. Continue reading

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Marine Corps releases TV ad aimed at recruiting women

The United States Marine Corps released a new TV advertisement on Friday featuring a female marine captain, the military branch’s bid to recruit more women to become “the few, the proud.” Continue reading

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New TV ad shows Marines looking for a few good women

A Marine in full combat gear moves through dark, frigid water, gripping an M-16 rifle, then plunges under barbed wire and through a submerged drainage pipe. Continue reading

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Japanese tourist detained in Honolulu alleges discrimination

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says a deaf Japanese tourist was illegally denied a sign-language interpreter while she was detained and interrogated at Honolulu International Airport. Continue reading

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Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump

If you’re missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it’s because President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman has been on Navy Reserve duty. Continue reading

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North Korea poses ‘existential’ threat, US intel chief warns

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program poses a potentially “existential” threat to the United States, the national intelligence director said in a bleak appraisal to Congress on Thursday. Continue reading

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Pentagon intelligence chief warns of Afghan gains being lost

The Pentagon’s intelligence chief says the work of U.S. and NATO forces to stabilize Afghanistan is at risk of being squandered. Continue reading

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Lawmakers reach agreement on stalled VA accountability bill

Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees. Continue reading

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New VA head: It’ll take longer to end veteran homelessness

The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama’s administration of ending homelessness among veterans, but says it’ll take longer than his predecessor predicted. Continue reading

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Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver’s license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Continue reading

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Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US

A liberal leader in South Korea seeks warmer ties with North Korea, clashing with the Republican in the White House intent on snuffing out the North’s nuclear weapons program. Continue reading

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More inconsistencies in Flynn work, now with Turkish client

President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with a former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win

A transgender soldier imprisoned for releasing classified military information has released her first statement since being granted clemency, saying she hopes to use lessons she’s learned in prison to help others. Continue reading

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Senate committee approves Trump’s pick for US envoy to China

A Senate panel has approved Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China. Continue reading

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Senate to vote on Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

The Senate is slated to vote on a former New Mexico congresswoman tapped by President Donald Trump to be Air Force secretary. Continue reading

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Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

Philippine and U.S. troops have begun annual joint exercises that are smaller in scale than in years past, focusing on disaster response and counterterrorism while excluding territorial defense operations. Continue reading

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