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As grave sites dwindle, Jefferson Barracks cemetery again looks to St. Louis County

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:41
As it buries the last of the World War II veterans, Jefferson Barracks is now anticipating burying increasing numbers of men and women who served in Korea and Vietnam.

Islamic State militants expelled from Syrian city after killing spree

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:30
Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday that they expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces.

In the heart of Gettysburg's tourism season, debate over Civil War symbol simmers

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:54
As thousands of people stroll through downtown Gettysburg and its nearby historic battlefields — only days before the heart of the July Fourth tourist season — dialogue over one of its Civil War symbols simmers.

Military chefs square off in DC's Barbecue Battle

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:50
The smells of cooking drifted up and down Pennsylvania Ave. Saturday as military chefs diced, sliced and minced the morning hours away in preparation for the 23rd annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle.

His domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:34
While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama’s legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves office.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 14:15
The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and - despite calls by police to get down - removed the banner.

Armenian president suspends electricity hikes behind protest

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 14:13
The president of Armenia on Saturday suspended hikes in household electricity rates in an effort to end the protests that have blocked the capital's main avenue for six straight days. The demonstrators, however, didn't disperse.

Native American code talkers from WWII posthumously honored

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 13:55
Four Native American World War II code talkers from Montana have been posthumously honored for their service.

TIMED OUT: French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:29
Officials say the top suspect in the beheading of a French businessman took a "selfie" photo with the slain victim and sent the image to at least one recipient.

French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:28
Officials say the top suspect in the beheading of a French businessman took a "selfie" photo with the slain victim and sent the image to at least one recipient.

Names of pilot, 8 tourists killed in Southeast Alaska plane crash released

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:21
The remains of nine people killed Thursday in a plane crash in Southeast Alaska during a flightseeing tour were recovered Friday as federal officials continued their investigation into the cause of the wreck.

Report: Ingalls workers in Miss. plead guilty over false invoices

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:19
Two former workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., have admitted they failed to report fraudulent invoices in connection with work on Navy and Coast Guard ships, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of more than $1 million, officials said.

At Florida Confederate memorial, giant flag still flies, defiantly so

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:17
Billed as the nation’s largest Confederate flag at 50 by 30 feet, the banner flies from a 139-foot-tall flag pole at the manicured Confederate Memorial Park.

US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:09
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.

Virginia Beach veteran overcomes injuries to claim medal at Warrior Games

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:08
"I was going through some really rough spots in my life, and then I got injured," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Austin Reese. "I tell people that my accident was the best thing and the worst thing that's ever happened to me."

Veteran arrested after Twin Peaks shootout wants to repair a life thrown into turmoil

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:54
Jorge Salinas, who served two tours in Afghanistan, survived the Twin Peaks shootout last month at Twin Peaks but was soon arrested. He said all he did was try to save lives as the chaos erupted.

Mali: Gunmen attack military camp near Mauritania border

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:46
Gunmen attacked a military camp in western Mali on Saturday, killing three soldiers as residents of a nearby village hid in their homes, officials and witnesses said.

'Tears of Stone' focuses on World War I

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:43
“Tears of Stone ” is made up of touching photographs of battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and mementos. The images were taken in England, France, Belgium and Germany with a lens-based camera with panoramic view.

Russia and NATO raising stakes with military buildups and rhetoric

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:38
Russia and NATO have embarked on rival arms buildups and toughened their posture and rhetoric against each other, raising the security stakes between the two former Cold War adversaries while claiming to be reacting defensively to the other's threats.

EU's broken asylum system allows free movement for migrants

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:04
For months, The Associated Press has tracked a group of West Africans as they migrated illegally across Europe, confronting officialdom many times along the way but never effectively stopped, only delayed. The group's members have reached France and Germany just as they wanted. Most, if not all, would never have made it if Europe's asylum controls were working.
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