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Jill Stein leads US activists in protesting THAAD in South Korea

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
Former U.S. presidential candidate Jill Stein called for a halt to the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, saying it’s more likely to stoke a conflict than protect people against the North.

Historic ship replica runs aground in Sequim Bay

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 13 min ago
The Coast Guard says the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, ran aground in Sequim Bay.

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 17 min ago
A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility.

Dems block passage of intelligence bill

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 31 min ago
House Democrats on Monday blocked passage of a non-controversial intelligence policy bill, saying that Republicans were rushing to pass it without extensive debate.

A soldier gets his due as missing military grave marker is found

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 9 min ago
A military grave marker somehow ended up in the wrong cemetery, lying neglected under a garage work bench 37 years after the soldier whose name it bears was buried miles away.

Man charged with murder in shooting of Fort Benning soldier

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:42
Marcus Theodore Wiggins, 27, was arrested in Lee County and charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old soldier Donald Matthews. The altercation started while the two were at a local restaurant.

Program aims to get more Virginia veterans into farming

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 20:38
Virginia has joined forces with a national nonprofit to launch a marketing campaign that will promote farm products that are grown in Virginia by farmers who are also military veterans.

Cooperation with Russia becomes central to Trump strategy in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 20:22
Some lawmakers and White House officials have expressed concern that the strategy is shortsighted, gives the long-term advantage in Syria to Russia, Iran and Assad, and ultimately leaves the door open for a vanquished Islamic State to reestablish itself.

US soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:44
Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arraigned in federal court in Honolulu after a grand jury indicted him last week on four counts of attempting to provide material support to the group.

House passes large GI Bill expansion 9 days after it was introduced

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:53
House lawmakers on Monday unanimously passed a host of changes to veterans’ education benefits that aim to boost aid, expand who’s eligible for benefits and eliminate the expiration date for veterans to use them.

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:49
The Israeli security Cabinet had met for a second straight day Monday to find an alternative to the metal detectors, which were installed following a deadly Palestinian attack in Jerusalem's Old City.

2 Marines killed in plane crash make last trips home

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:42
Two Marines killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi were making their last trips home Monday.

Mattis blasts Pentagon for complacency and wastefulness

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:59
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded the Pentagon bureaucracy for "cavalier" use of taxpayer dollars, citing an episode of wasteful spending on private-label uniforms for the Afghan military that has caught the attention of Congress.

YouTube is tricking people who search for ISIS videos

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:53
YouTube unveiled its latest weapon in its effort to combat terrorist propaganda on its site: redirection.

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:43
The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

Meet the newest commander at Scott Air Force Base

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:21
Col. John O. Howard assumed command of the 375th Air Mobility Wing from Col. Laura L. Lenderman during a change of command ceremony Monday morning at the Scott Parade Field.

Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:14
Poland's president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by candlelight every night for more than a week.

Trump says upcoming health vote is GOP's chance to keep vow

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:14
A peeved President Donald Trump browbeat Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, asserting that his predecessor's signature overhaul has meant "death" and saying the Senate's planned faceoff vote is their chance to keep their pledge to repeal it.

Contracts For July 24, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a
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Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for Fort Riley bomb plot

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:56
A Kansas man who tried to set off what he thought was a bomb at an Army post to support the Islamic State group was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison.
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