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Space Corps proposal failed to take off, but congressman still determined to launch it

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:39
U.S. Rep. Mike D. Rogers, an eight-term congressman who could potentially become the vice chairman of the Armed Services Committee in 2018, is determined to launch Space Corps as a service branch.

Trump’s ambassador pick says Russia meddled in the US election

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:12
“There is no question — underline no question — that the Russian government interfered in the U.S. election last year, and Moscow continues to meddle in the democratic processes of our friends and allies,” Jon Huntsman Jr., told the Foreign Relations Committee.

Wisconsin National Guard unit returns from Irma relief efforts in Florida

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:49
More than 300 members of the 128th National Guard unit traveled to Florida to help with hurricane recovery efforts, spending one week there before returning to Eau Claire late Sunday. They were joined in Florida by another 300-plus members from the 127th Infantry, based in Appleton.

Presidential pardon power is not absolute

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:42
It strains logic to suggest that although a president can be removed from office for an unconstitutional pardon the pardon itself must be judicially enforced.

Did Comey give Trump a victory? Data don’t show it

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:40
Based on the evidence at hand, we see no reason to conclude that the Comey letter produced shifts in Clinton’s support that were sizable, persistent or consequential.

Van Houten has paid dearly. Let her out

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:39
The woman I’ve gotten to know in recent months seems nothing like the girl once controlled by Manson’s brainwashing and hallucinatory drugs.

An infrastructure deal should be easy, but it isn’t

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:37
Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Veteran who fought off library attacker among 18 honored heroes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:32
An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:21
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan.

Germany arrests multiple ISIS suspects in Berlin

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:11
Two Iraqi men have been arrested in the German capital on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization and war crimes as part of the Islamic State, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Iraqi forces launch battle against ISIS footholds in vast Anbar province

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:07
Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airstrikes began an assault on the Islamic State in western Anbar province on Tuesday, breaching one of the last two militant strongholds in the country that is believed to be a possible hiding place of the group's elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Russian navy launches barrage of cruise missiles in drills

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:58
The Russian military says its warships have test-fired cruise missiles in an exercise that comes along with weeklong war games held by Russia and Belarus.

US troops deployed to Israel get a new barracks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:23
A small group of U.S. troops carrying out a missile-defense mission in Israel is taking up residence inside a new barracks building on an Israeli base in an effort to improve living conditions for troops.

German workers at US bases strike over pay

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:16
About 70 German workers from U.S. military bases at Ansbach, Katterbach and Illesheim went on strike Tuesday to demand higher wages.

Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:05
Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders.

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:00
President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

Afghan air force gets upgrade with arrival of first Black Hawks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:51
Two American-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Afghanistan on Monday, the first of nearly 160 such aircraft that the country’s air force will get in the coming years as part of an ongoing modernization plan.

Navy removes workers who called babies 'mini satans'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:41
Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:33
The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions.

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:31
Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war.
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