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34 min ago | Politico

Senate backs new commandant for Marine Corps

By voice vote this week, the Senate approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Gen.

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Related Topix: US Marine Corps, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

4 hrs ago | Deseret News

Towering worry surrounds sixth tallest building: Small sinkholes cause big jitters in South Korea

In this July 8, 2014, vehicles pass by the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction in Seoul, South Korea.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, US Air Force

8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Youth shot down after speaking out against gun violence continues to inspire, even in death

Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council.

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Related Topix: Fort Bragg, US Army, Fayetteville, NC, Cumberland County, NC

12 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government Accountability Office report earlier this month said they each cost about $79 million to operate annually.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Bollinger Shipyards gets contract from Coast Guard

The New Orleans Advocate reports the funding brings the total number of the boats under contract with Lockport-based Bollinger to 30, and the contract's total value so far to more than $1.3 billion.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

KHOU-TV Houston

Arkansas base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity

Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual.

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Related Topix: Little Rock Air Force Base, US Air Force, Jacksonville, AR

KSWO

Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors, US National Guard

Deseret News

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya due to security concerns

The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Marine Corps, World News, Kenya

Jacksonville Daily News

Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

This July 20, 2004, file photo shows Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, center facing, greeted by U.S. Marines from his unit, the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade , at Camp Lejeune, after arriving from Quantico, Va.

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Related Topix: US Marine Corps, US News, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Terrorism

Cybercast News Service

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Activism, US Air Force

SanLuisObispo.com

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

The wreckage scene is compromised, key evidence may have disappeared altogether and political complexities could block an international court from hearing the case.

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Related Topix: US Air Force, Prison, Netherlands, World News,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KMIZ

Mississippi River reopens after barge accident

A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under the bridge.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, MO, US Coast Guard, US News

Cybercast News Service

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison, US National Guard

WAPT-TV Jackson

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Air Force, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, US Politics

Tri-cityherald.com

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accidents, US Coast Guard

KNUS-AM Aurora

Arkansas military base on lockdown, few details

Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.

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The Modesto Bee

Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories.

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Related Topix: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Modesto, CA

Daily Herald

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Air Force, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Terrorism

Bluffton Today

Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Town Talk

Navy restructures Blue Angels command

In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy on Tuesday announced sweeping change s to the flight demonstration squadron's structure.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US News, United States Naval Academy

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