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Internal investigation ID'd Phoenix VA fraud in 2008

2 hours 46 min ago
Inspectors at the Department of Veterans Affairs caught Phoenix VA managers falsifying patient appointment records during a probe six years ago, but agency officials did not divulge those findings at the time, according to documents obtained by The Arizon
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Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety

2 hours 58 min ago
A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.
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Army helos set for joint exercise in Japan

2 hours 58 min ago
The U.S. Army Stryker brigade set to begin exercises in Japan next week as part of its third stop in the Army's Pacific Pathways rotation brought its own aviation assets to the venerable exercise for the first time.
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Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts in Parliament building

3 hours 15 min ago
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.
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Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns

3 hours 17 min ago
The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola.
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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in U.S.

3 hours 19 min ago
President Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.
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CSM who fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq dies at 52

3 hours 29 min ago
A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the last few years of his career helping fellow wounded warriors was found dead in his Georgia home Oct. 13 of natural causes.
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Stateside Ebola team starts training today

3 hours 38 min ago
The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
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Teen sentenced for killing Fort Carson soldier, pregnant wife

3 hours 47 min ago
A teenager who killed a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary has been given back-to-back life sentences, each with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
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Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody

4 hours 9 min ago
A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.
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U.S. increases security in wake of Canada shootings, though no threats cited

4 hours 12 min ago
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threa
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Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

4 hours 15 min ago
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.
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North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

4 hours 34 min ago
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
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Soldier with six deployments killed in motorcycle accident

4 hours 41 min ago
Staff Sgt. Bryan Phillip Pitney of Fort Hood, Texas, who deployed six times during his Army career, has died from injuries after a motorcycle accident, post officials announced Tuesday afternoon.
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JBLM soldier charged in wife's death

6 hours 22 min ago
The Pierce County prosecutor has charged a Lewis-McChord soldier with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood apartment.
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Commentary: Breaking the cycle of debt for troops, families

7 hours 1 min ago
The spouse of a member of the Illinois National Guard took out a loan of $2,575 in Illinois. Due to triple-digit interest rates, the family spent more than $8,000 to repay the loan.
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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

7 hours 11 min ago
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horri
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Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space

7 hours 23 min ago
Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft.
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Credit requirements loosened for student loan program

8 hours 45 min ago
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.
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