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Commander: Marine killed in hit-and-run was noble, selfless

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:47
Maryland State Police say Cpl. William Ferrell was killed while assisting a disabled motorist on the shoulder of northbound U.S. 15 in a rainstorm Tuesday night.

Federal investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:08
Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report says, and an official suggested leaking embarrassing information about him in retaliation.

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 16:36
Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open - but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December.

Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 16:06
An Algerian man is seeking compensation from the U.S. government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge in prison on the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Defense authorization bill calls for easing rules for guns on bases

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:31
An annual defense policy bill unveiled by Congress this week would give commanders more leeway to allow troops to carry personal firearms for protection on military bases following deadly shootings in Tennessee and elsewhere.

Will Hillary Clinton benefit from an ‘un-American double standard’?

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:28
More than a year after a nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Lawrence Criscione, a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer, warned in a letter that the agency appeared to have been negligent in failing to address a “harrowing liability.” Criscione then faced criminal prosecution for his handling of sensitive security information. It's a disparity that could haunt Hillary Clinton as she tries to withstand disclosures that her private email server transmitted classified information.

Despite FBI inquiry, Clinton retains security clearance

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:07
Hillary Clinton retains a security clearance allowing her access to classified information despite an FBI inquiry into her handling of sensitive government information on the private email account she used during her tenure as secretary of state. It’s common practice to suspend such clearances while an investigation or internal inquiry is ongoing, according to some national security experts on Capitol Hill and in private practice.
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