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Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:51
Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.
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Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:43
With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.
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Fla. vets say vandalism of military memorials should stir revulsion

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:38
The vandalizing of military veterans' memorials in Milton and Pensacola during the past year or so is prompting the stewards of those monuments to plan security measures, but they're saddened at the need to do so.
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On-base fast food outlets get temporary reprieve from new wage rules

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:30
The Labor Department has pulled back - at least temporarily - from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit.
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U.S. military shifting gears in Europe

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:58
The footprint of U.S forces in Europe is poised for major change, with two decades of peace and calm seemingly headed toward a jarring end as NATO's perspective on Russia transforms from partner to adversary.
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10 years on, Pat Tillman's widow at peace with past

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:56
Marie Tillman is sitting at her parents' dining-room table, waiting for a morning-coffee boost to kick in. She's surprised her baby is still asleep.
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U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:29
The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday.
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4-star: Armed attackers in Ukraine are Russian troops in disguise

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:53
The Russians aren't fooling anyone.
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In shift to Africa, U.S. troops find complicated relationships

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:45
Lt. Col. Lee Magee had been on the ground in Africa for less than four days when the call came in to gather his troops and get on a plane to South Sudan.
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Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:45
Longtime critics of Christian conservatives' influence in military culture are demanding the Pentagon back away from involvement in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill next month, saying it's a thinly veiled rally for far-right fundamentalists.
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Marine to receive Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:27
Gunnery Sgt. Richard A. Jibson will receive the nation's second highest valor award on Tuesday at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., for bravery he exhibited during a five-hour firefight in Afghanistan.
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XO fired for issues while leading Blue Angels

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:27
The Navy fired the No. 2 officer at Naval Base Coronado Friday after allegations arose into his conduct while in command of the Blue Angels.
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Rapping medic dispenses care with a smile and a rhyme

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:25
If you bust your leg, he busts a rhyme.
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Sergeant gets plate that saved his life in point-blank attack

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:23
Sgt. Timothy Gilboe was given an armor plate three years after it saved his life when he charged an AK-47-toting insurgent and was shot point-blank in the belly.
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Petty officer charged in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:04
A fourth member of the Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified info
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Marines pull out of Afghanistan's Nimroz province

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:04
Earlier this month, the Marine Corps quietly took leave of Nimroz province, consolidating its operations in Afghanistan to a single province and completing another chapter in its drawdown efforts.
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Poland wants larger U.S., NATO troop presence

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:34
Poland's defense minister is calling for a larger U.S. and NATO military presence in his country to deter the type of Russian aggression occurring in eastern Ukraine.
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Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:18
Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners.
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Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU search for missing ferry passengers

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:28
The amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard is helping search for hundreds of passengers missing from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank Wednesday.
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