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Coast Guard rescues dolphin that landed in boat

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:37
A distressed dolphin landed in a boat near Back Bay in Florida and the Coast Guard was called for help.

Iran arrests 40 suspects linked to underground tunnel

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:32
Iranian authorities arrested 40 suspects linked to the discovery of an underground tunnel in the country's far east, near the Pakistani border, the official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

WWII Memorial pool wading question to be resolved with a 'no'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:24
Visitors to the National Mall have tried to beat the heat by immersing themselves in the National World War II Memorial's pool.

Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:14
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump set off alarm bells Thursday with a suggestion that a Trump administration would not automatically defend fellow members of NATO from a Russian attack if they haven't lived up to their financial obligations.

Turkey seeks probes of American charter schools it says are linked to Gulen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:58
Texas and California education officials have been asked to investigate publicly-funded charter schools that Turkey says are linked to Fethullah Gulen. Turkey also is planning to bring more complaints in other parts of the U.S.

Oscar winner asks court to protect Bergdahl interview tapes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:56
An Oscar-winning filmmaker has asked a judge to prevent the military from forcing him to turn over interviews with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, adding Hollywood intrigue to the soldier's prosecution on desertion accusations.

After illegal body cavity search, US to pay victim $475,000

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:45
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to pay $475,000 to a New Mexico woman who accused agents of forcing her to undergo body cavity probes and then got charged for the exams, civil liberties advocates said Thursday.

Potential Clinton running mate Stavridis was Naval Academy leader, jokester

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:38
At the academy, James Stavridis was a "brigade ops officer," English major and Rhodes Scholar candidate. He was known as a "literary wizard" who "did everything with class and flair," according to the 1976 edition of the Lucky Bag yearbook.

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Rep. Mark Takai

DoD News Releases - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:24
 I was saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman Mark Takai. Congressman Takai served the people of Hawaii and the nation from the state capitol in Honolulu ,to the halls of Congress, to the deserts of Kuwait, where he served as an Army National Guardsman.  As a National Guard officer, he served with distinction for 17 years, almost to the
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Is Turkish leader transforming a nation?

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:20
The stunning sweep of Turkey's crackdown following an attempted coup last week forces questions about how far President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will go in a tense, conspiracy-fueled country.

Does honorable service earn noncitizen vets a 2nd chance to call US home?

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:49
The deported veterans grappled with problems that hundreds of thousands of veterans face as they transition out of the military. They made bad decisions, abused alcohol or drugs; some joined criminal gangs. All of them acknowledge that their prison time was merited. They paid for their crimes. The question is whether their military service earned them a second chance.

Turkish ambassador urges Japan to crack down on businesses backing Gulen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:46
Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric on Wednesday called for a crackdown in Japan on Turkish businesses he accuses of raising funds for U.S.-based fugitive cleric Fethullah Gulen. Ankara accuses Gulen of orchestrating Friday’s failed coup.

Six wheels, will travel: Crossing the U.S. with a bike in the car

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:07
Over several road trips with a two-wheeler in my SUV, I've come to appreciate driving to faraway places but exploring them on a human-powered vehicle. But I've also learned some lessons.

Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:07
Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month state of emergency approved Thursday by lawmakers following last week's attempted military coup.

Fans are flocking to Hamilton's New York

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:54
I spent a day and a half walking from one end of Manhattan to the other on what I've termed a Hamil-thon. I was trying to catch a glimpse of perhaps the world's first consummate New Yorker: the real Alexander Hamilton, the one who didn't sing in a musical.

Turkish chopper fugitives seek asylum in Greece

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:51
Eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece by military helicopter during last week's attempted coup have been handed suspended sentences by a Greek court — removing a potential obstacle to their extradition back to Turkey.

US-backed Syria fighters give Islamic State 48 hours to leave town

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:31
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Thursday gave Islamic State militants 48 hours to leave an encircled town near the Turkish border without a fight, a last-ditch effort to protect civilian lives, according to a statement issued by the group.

Pokemon Go: A big boon for many small museums

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:21
For museums that are enthusiastically receiving new visitors due to Pokemon Go, the key will be how to engage them-and how to foster meaningful interactions with art that doesn't involve flaming dragons and pastel-hued turtles.

Israel takes on Facebook in battle against incitement

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:20
Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her, accusing her of inciting violence on the social network.

Poland hosts regional leaders for post-Brexit talks on EU

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:20
The European Union needs reforms that would give more power to national parliaments, guarantee respect for European freedoms and ensure security under the pressure of a wave of migrants, leaders of the Visegrad Group of central European countries said Thursday.
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