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Headlines – July 29, 2016

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News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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News Briefs – July 29, 2016

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Northrop Grumman tops second quarter forecasts Northrop Grumman on July 27 reported second-quarter net income of $517 million. On a per-share basis, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $2.85. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $2.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts…

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Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said July 29. The jet went down around 10:30 p.m., July 28 during a training mission in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the aircraft’s San Diego-area base….

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Headlines – July 27, 2016

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News Marines to buy bulletproof panels for recruiting stations – A year after a terror-motivated mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., left four Marines and a sailor dead, the Marine Corps has begun the process of shoring up recruiting centers against the prospect of similar attacks in the future.     Business Embraer hopes systems, KC-390…

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News Briefs – July 27, 2016

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Stepping in for weak ASEAN, Japan, Australia, U.S. chide China The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area. A joint…

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Headlines – July 25, 2016

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News After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces are on offensive – After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with…

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News Briefs – July 25, 2016

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Bavarian official says military aid needed in time of crisis Bavaria’s top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like the July 22 night’s shooting rampage at a Munich mall. With an eye on the Nazi era excesses, Germany’s post-war constitution only allows the Bundeswehr…

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Headlines – July 22, 2016

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News Pentagon revises law of war manual after criticism of press treatment – The Pentagon July 22 updated its law of war manual after a previous version came under fire for appearing to allow commanders to treat journalists as belligerents or spies.     Business Fallon: Brexit offers opportunities for defense innovation – The United…

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News Briefs – July 22, 2016

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UK authorities investigate attempted abduction of serviceman UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said July 21 that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the…

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Headlines – July 20, 2016

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News Pentagon assembles allied nations to plot out next stage of Islamic State fight – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will gather defense ministers from allied nations this week to plan what officials hope will be the decisive stage in the campaign against the Islamic State, even as political upheaval and terrorist attacks strain the…

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