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White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:30
New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday.
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Promotions to CW2 for August are out

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:23
These soldiers have been selected for promotion to chief warrant officer 2 in August, the Army announced:
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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:04
President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:03
President Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.
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Alaska guardsman mauled by bear while training at JBER

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:46
A soldier with the Alaska Army National Guard was in stable condition Sunday after 'an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her nearby cubs' that took place during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the base announced in a news release.
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VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:44
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
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Train carrying bodies from MH17 arrives in Kharkiv

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:08
Four refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 victims of a downed Malaysian jetliner arrived in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukrainian national government, en route to Amsterdam.
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California won't send troops to Mexican border

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:07
California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
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Ex-soldier in Hawaii mulls murder-conviction appeal

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:37
Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's killing want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.
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Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:13
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
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100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:42
Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
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Army intelligence system pulled from key test

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:27
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
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Oklahoma delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:24
Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally.
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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:16
A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.
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Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:57
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.
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Army staff sergeant receives Medal of Honor for battle at Wanat

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:06
President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
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