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Shulkin to meet with New Hampshire VA whistleblowers

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 54 min ago
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin plans to meet next week with doctors who have alleged substandard care at the Manchester VA Medical Center.

Navy officials look at giving 7th Fleet a higher manning priority

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Sailors could see their chances of deploying to the 7th Fleet increase after Navy officials gathered recently to address personnel gaps in the region.

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 31 min ago
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that supporting Syrian refugees as close to their home as possible is the best way to help them. Trump commented during an appearance with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose country is burdened by an influx of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria and who is counting on continued U.S. assistance to help manage that burden.

Fireworks in the Pacific

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 32 min ago
A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for ’A Ghost Story’

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 38 min ago
Casey Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, “A Ghost Story.” For most of the movie, expanding wide Friday, he’s silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes cut out as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. It’s a weird, wild, sometimes funny and breathtakingly gorgeous film that will leave you thinking about the big ideas of love, life, eternity.

Venezuela opposition leader urges public, army, on strike

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 40 min ago
Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on Venezuelans to support a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in his first direct public message since being released from prison to house arrest.

GI Bill expansion moves to Senate floor for a vote

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 43 min ago
In a unanimous vote Wednesday morning, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee advanced quick-moving legislation to expand veterans’ education benefits to a Senate floor vote.

Liberation from 'Obamacare nightmare' is close, says Trump

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 45 min ago
Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare."

Report: 'Mistaken input' caused Hawaii missile defense test failure

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 4 min ago
A sailor’s computer input error on the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer USS John Paul Jones apparently caused an $80 million missile defense test failure off the coast of Kauai on June 21, according to DefenseNews.com.

How Boeing helps keep C-17 cargo planes in the air

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 20 min ago
When Boeing began delivering C-17s to the Air Force, it established a presence at bases where the planes were stationed to help military personnel keep the planes up and running.

Off-base events

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 20 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Neuroscience offers insights into opioid epidemic

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 25 min ago
Most Americans say they’re interested in scientific discoveries, but when it comes to discoveries about hazards and risks of wonder drugs, Americans seem more likely to tune out.

On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 26 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Keep JFK assassination files flowing

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 27 min ago
Later this year — unless President Donald Trump intervenes — the American people will get access to the last of thousands of secret government files about a turning point in the nation’s history: the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 28 min ago
A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

North Korean missile worries grow on eve of armistice anniversary

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 35 min ago
Concern about North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program rose Wednesday as officials prepared to mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

Okinawa sues Japanese government in fresh attempt to stop base relocation

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 57 min ago
Okinawa prefecture filed suit against Japan’s central government this week in a fresh attempt to block the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to a remote part of the island.

Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion US missile deal

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 2 min ago
Romania's defense minister confirmed Wednesday that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.

House committee blocks attempt to let VA docs recommend marijuana

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 2 min ago
A House committee has struck down a measure allowing Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where the drug is legal, blocking it from debate Wednesday on the House floor.

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 4 min ago
Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday.
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