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State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:36
In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

At UN, US envoy stresses 'commitment' to European alliances

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:39
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday underlined America's "total commitment" to its European allies, echoing recent assurances by other administration figures to European leaders anxious about President Donald Trump.

Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spat

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:27
Ukraine's president called Tuesday for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine of denying vital documents to people in the rebel regions.

Fort Carson soldiers to begin live-fire training exercises

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:11
Fort Carson is advising the public that it's beginning one month of training exercises, which will involve live munitions and heavy traffic at the U.S. Army installation near Colorado Springs.

From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood’s sliding scale of justice

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:54
As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards’ Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.

Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:49
White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not provide any details on the new guidelines that are being prepared by the Justice Department, but said Trump has long held that such matters should be left to the states.

Sweeping new immigration guidelines emphasize more enforcement, deportations

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:50
Immigration enforcement officers are free to target any of the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally for removal, the Trump administration said Tuesday, a vast expansion of the federal government’s deportation priorities as the president pursues his promised crackdown on illegal immigration.

Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:30
The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals.

Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:23
A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."

Contracts For Feb. 21, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:59
CONTRACTS NAVY BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being
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Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:06
The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.

The tank battle that came to define the early career of H.R. McMaster

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:05
Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster was tapped for the job as President Trump's national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major tank battles of the 20th century, known as the Battle of 73 Easting.

Off-base events

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:55
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:52
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Contractor at military bases admits paying bribes, kickbacks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:43
A Pennsylvania man whose construction company did work at two military bases in New Jersey has admitted paying bribes and kickbacks to get contracts.

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:35
Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City.

Soldier who died in noncombat incident in Iraq identified

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:34
The Pentagon has identified a 21-year-old soldier who died Monday while supporting the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Winter Illuminations

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:24
Where to get your glow on at light shows and winter illuminations in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

Former DOD comptroller: Be skeptical of military claims of readiness crisis

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:23
A former Defense Department comptroller said Tuesday the public should be skeptical of the dire warnings of a readiness crisis coming from the military this year.

Auction house sells previously hidden phone that belonged to Hitler

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:08
Sir Ralph Rayner returned home from Germany at the end of World War II with a stunning trophy of war: a bright red, three-pound telephone used by Adolf Hitler during the final two years of his life.
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