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Headlines – June 16, 2017

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News The $13 billion aircraft carrier that has trouble with planes – The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land.   Qatar, U.S….

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Headlines – July 21, 2017

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News U.S. Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who fought in the Vietnam War and against tough political adversaries, is facing the fight of his life against cancer.     Business L-3 CEO Michael Strianese to retire at end of year…

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Headlines – August 23, 2017

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News 7th Fleet commander sacked days after deadly collision – The head of U.S. Navy forces in the Pacific fired the three-star commander of the Japan-based 7th Fleet Aug. 25, two days after the second deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a commercial tanker in as many months.   Multinational search for missing U.S….

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News Briefs – September 22, 2017

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Feds: CitiFinancial to pay $907K for unlawfully seizing cars Prosecutors say CitiFinancial Credit Co. will pay $907,000 to settle a complaint that it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of active military personnel. The settlement approved Sept. 18 by a federal court in Dallas reveals that CitiFinancial pursued repossessions even when it had evidence…

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News Briefs – October 27, 2017

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U.S. to question Zapad war games at NATO-Russia meet The U.S. envoy to NATO says the United States will talk to Russia this week about its lack of transparency during major military exercises last month in Belarus. U.S. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison told reporters Oct. 24 that “there was a lack of transparency on Russia’s…

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News Briefs – December 4, 2017

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Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem. As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can’t do so again…

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News Briefs – January 17, 2018

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U.K. air force scrambles two fighters to intercept Russian jets Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace Jan. 125, in another illustration of ongoing tensions. The RAF confirmed that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the Lossiemouth base in Scotland on a “quick reaction alert” as two…

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Headlines – February 21, 2018

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News The war America isn’t fighting – Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells us about his Pentagon plan to counter Russia — and why both Obama and Trump have failed to execute it.   Russia warns U.S. not to ‘play with fire’ in Syrian conflict – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration…

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Headlines – March 28, 2018

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News ‘Suspicious packages’ received at military installations in Washington area – The Defense Department said March 26 that suspicious packages had been received at military installations in the Washington region, and were being investigated.     Business Space communications: As the industry launches new products, military can’t decide what to buy – The latest Pentagon…

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Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Posted April 27, 2018 by Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew April 26 in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the “false allegations” against him have become a distraction. In a statement the White House issued from Jackson, he said he…

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