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Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson buddy up for 'The Hitman’s Bodyguard'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:20
Ryan Reynolds hasn’t been getting a lot of sleep lately. In fact, he was so tired over lunch recently that he declined to eat the vegetables served with his salmon because it would require too much effort.

Cathedral's grandeur breaks from tradition

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:18
The Basilica di San Francesco di Paola defies the conventional design of a Catholic cathedral or even the city’s other domed churches. Its striking incongruence and grandeur make it worth a visit.

Military chiefs denounce racism, hate after violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:16
By Wednesday, the top generals from the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and National Guard and the Navy’s top admiral had individually condemned intolerance following racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:59
Spc. Alex Beall, an Oregon National Guard member who fought in the war in Afghanistan, is being deployed along with more than 100 fellow guard members to take on a different foe: A wildfire at the state's iconic Crater Lake.

UN chief: It's time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsula

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:58
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and said it's important "to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy."

Irish town hosts the love-hungry at annual matchmaking fest

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:54
As many as 60,000 people will come to this corner of southwest Ireland for an annual singles soiree that has been going on for 150 years.

Marine veteran head of white nationalist group pictured in Charlottesville

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:31
Dillon Hopper’s service with the Marines ended in January, according to federal records, several months after the Anti-Defamation League says he took charge of the white supremacist group Vanguard America.

Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:13
The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women's rights advocates. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have canceled similar "marry the rapist" clauses over the years, and Jordan's parliament recently repealed a similar law.

Position shuffle helps Air Force football brace for the unexpected

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:57
The Falcons have been training players at different spots in hopes that doing so will help them prepare for whatever might arise later this season.

Movies on base through Aug. 24

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:43
Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea

82nd Airborne responds to picture of man wearing its insignia at Charlottesville rally

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:41
A picture of a man wearing a hat with the insignia of the Army's 82nd Airborne giving a KKK salute in Charlottesville circulated Twitter this week, prompting a response from the division.

Call of the Colorado River leads to a family pilgrimage

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:16
When Grandma turned 70, she didn't want a typical party blowout. She wanted a family white-water pilgrimage to the high desert of Utah on the Colorado River.

92-year-old WWII veteran with terminal cancer says goodbye at his own wake

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:12
Walking around the Walter F. Bruce VFW Post, Johnny Wearing was able to say thank you and good-bye to the people most important to him, including his fellow World War II bomber crew members and their children.

Why do so many South Koreans hate THAAD? It’s complicated

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:11
How can South Koreans still oppose a U.S. missile-defense system even though the North shows rapid progress in its nuclear weapons program?

Craft brew club makes 'the freshest beer in Gitmo'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:53
It’s a Sunday morning outside the gates of the war-on-terror Detention Center Zone and, while many on base are bound for the beach or church, five guys are brewing an Oktoberfest beer in Stephen Prestesater’s garage.

Man drives himself to hospital with nail in his heart

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:50
A Wisconsin man came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house. He then calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room.

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:44
Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group.

Last house in restive Shiite town center has been demolished

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:37
Since the demolitions began in mid-May, violence has spiked between Shiite gunmen and security forces, with around two dozen people killed. U.N. rights experts criticized the demolition for erasing the heritage of the area.

Some good news for Trump in latest Russia leak

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:33
In this case, it appears that his senior advisers were appropriately alarmed by Papadopoulos’ suggestions and shot down the idea of setting up meetings.

Time for Republicans to disown Trump

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:32
Republicans’ words are insufficient and, at this point, insufferable.
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