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Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:35
The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher's plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in June.
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Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of 'American Sniper' author

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:33
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.
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Divers find wreckage of World War II-era plane

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:29
David and Drew Losinski are struck by the coincidence.
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Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:28
The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say.
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South Korea says North Korea fires 4 projectiles

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:44
North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.
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Last crew member of Enola Gay dies

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:53
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
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17,000 troops' debt relieved in settlement with loan company

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:50
About 17,000 service members tricked into predatory loans could see their debts erased under a settlement announced by federal and state regulators Tuesday.
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Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:12
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.
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U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:23
Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.
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Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold War-era arms deal

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:20
Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating.
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This week's letters to the editor

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:26
I am an Army Reserve air defense officer, commonly referred to by Air Force liaison officers as 'Duckhunters.' On the civilian side, I am a major airline captain/pilot of a Boeing 737 with 10,000 hours of flight time.
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Miller faces sales job on $17B VA bill in the House

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:53
Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker.
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Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:52
Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.
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Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:52
A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel.
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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:48
House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.
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Lending scam: Nearly 18,000 personnel to get debt relief

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:37
New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.
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VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:22
The rising ranks of servicewomen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade has changed the nature of care needed at the Veterans Affairs Department - but the system has yet to fully adapt, advocates say.
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White House: EU, U.S. to impose new Russia sanctions

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:27
The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
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CPS worker in 2012 Dyess toddler death charged with evidence tampering

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:26
Abilene, Texas, police have charged a former state child protective services worker with tampering with evidence in the case of a toddler found dead at her Dyess Air Force Base home nearly two years ago.
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Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:20
California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.'
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