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Official: Iraqi request for U.S. airstrikes 'under active consideration'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:29
The U.S. is still considering a request from the Iraqi government for airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, a senior State Department official told lawmakers.
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Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race over plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:46
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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Survey provides insight into newest generation of combat troops

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:28
More than half of post-9/11 combat veterans say they have a mental health condition, but three-fourths report they are getting care, according to a new survey of young veterans conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
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Army announces annual captains list

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:04
These first lieutenants have been selected for promotion by the annual Army Competitive Category captain board that met in April, the Army announced Thursday:
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House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:29
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering
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VA reform bills stalled by partisan bickering

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:40
Plans for a comprehensive Veterans Affairs Department reform bill that appeared all but finished a month ago devolved into partisan bickering and funding fights on Thursday, casting doubt on the future of a deal.
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U.S.: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:19
The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.
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Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:51
An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.
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Sgt., staff sgt. promotion list for August announced

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:49
These soldiers have been selected for promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant in August, the Army has announced. The announcement includes soldiers selected in the Active Guard and Reserve.
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Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:34
A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.
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Deployments to Afghanistan announced for 3,600

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:29
Three more units will deploy as part of the rotation of forces in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.
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Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:28
In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach.
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Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote Army War College thesis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:08
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.
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Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:06
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:05
Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journa
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Pfc. performs on 'America's Got Talent' tonight

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:53
Pfc. Paul Ieti's performance in the first round of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' earned a standing ovation and hugs from three of the show's four celebrity judges - a supermodel, a Spice Girl and Howard Stern.
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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:46
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating th
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U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:46
Senior U.S.
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Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:41
A Democratic senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces.
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Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:39
Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.
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