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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:10
It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.

Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial, governor says

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:58
Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend were "equally as bad" and "disgusting."

Navy sailor, girlfriend accused of child abuse, torture

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:42
A San Diego-based sailor and his girlfriend were arrested on suspicion of child abuse and torture after his malnourished 5-year-old son was found gravely injured in their home Tuesday, authorities said.

Good training, data would serve public, police well

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:32
Police departments suffer more than the public when facts can’t support what is probably the truth: By far, members of law enforcement carry out their job’s duties in a most commendable manner.

Is Confederacy finally near the end?

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:29
Racists in Charlottesville may have unwittingly given America a truer image of the Confederacy than the 150-year fiction of the Lost Cause.

Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:28
A New York military aviation researcher got more than she bargained for on a dream trip to a battle-scarred South Pacific island — the chance to help solve the mystery of an American soldier listed as missing in action from World War II.

Anti-Ramstein protesters seek dialogue with airmen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:17
A group of protesters who have scheduled a series of demonstrations against drone operations allegedly directed from Ramstein Air Base hope to meet and talk with airmen and other military personnel in the area during September protests.

Review: In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00
The Sundance sensation “Patti Cake$” may flow with formulaic beats but it’s got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year.

Confidential UN report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of children in Yemen conflict

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:49
A Saudi-led military coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen committed "grave violations" of human rights against children last year, killing 502 and injuring 838, according to a draft report by the U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.

Indiana community opening shelter for homeless veterans

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:22
Reach Veteran Services of Terre Haute is opening a first-of-its-kind homeless shelter for veterans that aims to address root causes of chronic homelessness.

Booby trap kills US soldier in eastern Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:05
The incident occurred Wednesday while a 12-soldier team was on patrol with Afghan troops. The building was being cleared “for safety reasons, but it was booby trapped with explosives," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a Thursday morning news conference.

Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution in North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:50
A week after President Donald Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury," chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions.

Army adapting more vehicles to carry ammo across Europe

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:31
When the Army wants to move ammunition and fuel around the United States, it gets a waiver for road rules that apply to other hazardous materials transporters. Not so in Europe.

Army court denies appeal for former 82nd officer convicted of Afghan murders

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:30
An Army appeals court has affirmed the prison sentence of a former Fort Bragg officer serving 19 years for the murders of two Afghans.

Leaders on both sides: West Point and the Civil War

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:27
A look at some of the notable U.S. Military Academy graduates who played key roles in the Civil War.

Pentagon forces out popular press spokesman

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:21
The Defense Department has fired a senior media adviser who had years of experience working with reporters, a move that is sure to aggravate the administration's already difficult relations with the press corps.

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:21
An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.

US, Japanese troops team up for first-ever Northern Viper exercise

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:21
Marine Corps light-armored vehicles and Japanese tanks rolled across the island of Hokkaido Wednesday during drills designed to hone the allies’ ability to fight side by side in wartime.
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