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Obama to take 1 last flight on Air Force 1 as ex-president

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:31
He won't be president anymore, but Barack Obama will take one last flight on the presidential plane next week before handing it over to Donald Trump.

Air Force approves discharge upgrade for 91-year-old gay veteran

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:22
Nearly 69 years after Hubert “Edward” Spires was kicked out of the military for being gay, the Air Force has upgraded his discharge status from “undesirable” to “honorable.”

US intelligence sees gloomy global trends for next five years

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:50
U.S. intelligence officials paint a dreary next half-decade for incoming President Donald Trump that will see waning American power amid slow growth while China and Russia are emboldened to counter U.S. influence, according to a new global trends report.

US destroyer opens fire to warn off approaching Iranian ships

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:50
A U.S. destroyer opened fire Sunday to warn off a group of Iranian ships fast-approaching the American vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said Monday.

US special operations raid in Syria targets Islamic State leadership

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:41
U.S. special operations troops struck deep in Islamic State territory in Syria in a raid targeting the terrorist organization’s leadership, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.

After Rafsanjani, Iran at a political crossroads

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:34
Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will be buried in the shrine of the ayatollah who led Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the same man who once proclaimed "the revolution is alive as long as Rafsanjani is alive." The direction of that revolution and Iran's cleric-ruled political system looks less clear following Rafsanjani's death Sunday at 82.

Former Navy SEAL Greitens sworn in as Missouri governor

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:29
Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens was sworn into office Monday as Missouri governor, pledging to bring an outsider's perspective to a state that for the first time will be overseen by a GOP governor paired with supermajorities of Republicans in the Legislature.
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