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'The Star-Spangled Banner' celebrates 200 years

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:21
'The Star-Spangled Banner' turns 200 on Sunday and, even today, it has aged gracefully.
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Smith leads Navy past Texas State 35-21 in first career start

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:59
Playing without the leader of its offense put a scare in Navy, but Tago Smith quickly put those fears to rest with a stellar outing in his first career start.
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Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:44
An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling
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North Korea sentences American to 6 years of labor

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:36
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
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'The Hornet's Nest' emphasizes humanity, nobility of war

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:54
Wildly jerky and almost nauseating hand-held camera shots hit the viewer in the early minutes of the film, producing a gut-tensing feeling of running in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan.
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Video shows slaying of British aid worker

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:49
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as 'an act of pure evil.'
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Afghan perpetrator of Bastion attack gets death sentence

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:54
The last surviving perpetrator of the deadly 2012 insurgent attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan has been sentenced to death by an Afghan court, though the case remains in review.
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Retired Marine Gen. Allen: Timeline for Afghanistan pullout 'too short'

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:53
A former Marine commander of all U.S. troops in Afghanistan warned a Washington, D.C. crowd this week that a rigid timeline for U.S. withdrawal might plunge Afghanistan back to a pre-9/11 reality.
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Pendleton investigating Facebook shooter hoax

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:52
Camp Pendleton law enforcement officials are investigating what they are calling an 'active shooter hoax,' which spread via social media Thursday, said base spokesman Jason Johnston.
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Delays affect 80 percent of troops' overseas auto shipments

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:27
The on-time delivery rate for troops' vehicles being shipped to and from overseas was about 20 percent in July, according to a senator who wants more information from U.S.
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Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:27
President Obama's decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday.
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Iraq prime minister orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:26
Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of 'innocent victims' as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns seized by the Islamic State extremist
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Al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms U.S.

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:00
While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni
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Kerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremists

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:33
Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Egypt as an 'important partner' in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group, while stressing that the need for Cairo's support would not lead Washington to ignore human
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Suspect in VA hospital shooting pleads guilty

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:02
An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee.
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Arab states worry about U.S. plan against militants

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:29
The United States has made headway in winning international support to confront the Islamic State, but Arab countries have been reluctant to make specific commitments of help and remain worried about the level of American follow-through, analysts say.
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Congress expected to approve Obama's new ISIL strategy

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:52
In between Sept. 11 remembrance speeches, lawmakers on Thursday promised quick action on the latest threat to American security: Islamic militants in the Middle East with familiar anti-Western rhetoric and brutal acts of violence.
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White House: New U.S. mission a war as with al-Qaida

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:43
The White House is characterizing the U.S. mission against Islamic State militants as a war similar to the one waged against al-Qaida and its affiliates.
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Former Afghanistan commander John Allen to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:38
Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will play, U.S.
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Court-martial eyed in Marine desertion case

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:15
A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Friday.
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