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JaPANDAsia introduces Pacific cultures to US students in Japan

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Students at Joan K. Mendel Elementary experienced the staples of Japanese and other Asian cultures firsthand Thursday during the school’s annual JaPANDAsia festival.

North Korea congress starts; foreign media kept out so far

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:17
North Korea slowly lifted the curtain Friday on the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, bringing foreign journalists to the venue without immediately letting them in, or revealing just how leader Kim Jong Un will make use of possibly his greatest spotlight yet.

North Korea opens ruling party congress with a nuclear warning

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
North Korea convened its first ruling party congress in 36 years Friday while also warning it will strengthen its nuclear weapons program due to Washington’s “hostile policy” against the isolated communist country.

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:35
A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.

Massachusetts drug tester admits getting high on state's supply

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:16
Sonja Farak told investigators she smoked crack every day at work. She also took methamphetamine, amphetamine, ketamine, ecstasy and LSD, both at work and at home. And it was all free, and often extremely high quality, because Farak was a chemist at the Massachusetts crime lab in Amherst responsible for testing drugs for police departments in criminal cases across the state.

Defense analyst: Iran's threats to close Hormuz Strait just saber-rattling

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:03
This week, Iran has escalated a war of words over American access to the Persian Gulf and threatened to close the vital waterway to U.S. ships, in the latest example of Tehran's blustery rhetoric about slamming the door shut on one of the world's most important maritime choke points.

Jon Stewart hosts 75th anniversary USO show

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:32
Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart was the emcee for a comedy show that celebrated Military Appreciation Month and the 75th anniversary of the USO.

Inside N. Korea’s Children’s Palace, a reporter finds children turning into robotic grown-ups

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:54
The Children’s Palace, a massive, 2 million-square-foot building on the northwestern edge of the North Korean capital, is billed by the reclusive regime as a temple to youth, a testament to the care and devotion of the nation’s rulers to its future generations.

White House honors companies pledging to hire, train veterans

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:15
First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced Thursday that more than 50 companies have pledged to hire and train veterans and military spouses in conjunction with their Joining Forces initiative to help support veterans and their families.

Clinton email evidence suggests negligence, not intent

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:51
Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Veterans complete cross country journey for man they never met

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:06
In September 2014, Sam Leonard set out to walk from his home in Largo, Fla., to California to raise money for a veteran's assistance program. 1000 miles into the journey he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and had to stop. Now three veterans took it upon themselves to finish his journey.

FDA to begin regulating electronic cigarettes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:46
The fast-growing “vaping” industry faces a hazy future as the U.S. government said Thursday that it’s taking the “milestone” step of regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products as if they were traditional cigarettes.

Parris Island recruit attacked comrade, will be separated from Corps

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:41
A Parris Island recruit is being separated from the Marine Corps after attacking a fellow recruit whose parents say he was in a wheelchair at the time.

In shadow of bin Laden raid, bad blood and CIA officer's suspected poisoning

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:10
Two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA's top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad. In reality, the CIA station chief was so violently ill that he was often doubled over in pain.

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Manchester

DoD News Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:00
The Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, May 7 in Mobile, Alabama. Manchester, designated LCS 14, honors the city of Manchester, New Hampshire.  Thomas Oppel, chief of staff to the secretary of the Navy, will serve as the principal speaker. New
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Contracts For May 5, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is being awarded a $427,078,399 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide test and evaluation/training threat/target systems for warfighter training and debriefing systems. This effort includes the systems engineering services to determine and
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Al-Qaida is about to establish an emirate in Northern Syria

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:43
Al-Qaida has big ambitions in Syria. For the past three years, an unprecedented number of veteran figures belonging to the group have arrived in the country, in what can only be described as the covert revitalization of al Qaida's central leadership on Europe's doorstep.

Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:37
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a report that someone on a fishing boat fired multiple shots in the direction of a 20-foot pleasure boat while its passengers were diving southwest of Key West.

Venezuela should be rich. Instead it's becoming a failed state

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:34
It's come to this: The country with the largest oil reserves in the world can't afford to brew its own beer, stay in its own time zone, or even have its own people show up to work more than two times a week.

El Salvador arrests people who pushed for peace in gang war

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:31
For about two years, the bloody war between the Salvadoran government and powerful gangs abated, thanks to a negotiated truce. That agreement, which broke down in 2014, was always controversial. But until this week, it wasn't a crime.
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