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Headlines April 17, 2015

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News: Army extends benefits to Hood shooting victims – The Army will provide “all possible benefits” to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting who recently were awarded the Purple Heart, the service announced April 16.   Business: Rolls-Royce lands biggest deal in its 109-year history – U.K. engineering company Rolls-Royce has won the largest order in…

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Army orders financial benefits for 2009 Fort Hood victims Dozens of soldiers and surviving family members of the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting are receiving additional Army pay that they felt was long overdue. The announcement from Army Sec. John McHugh April 16 comes a week after 36 Purple Hearts were awarded to victims and…

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Union: S.C. reps threatened at gunpoint, Boeing vote canceled

Posted April 17, 2015 by Bruce Smith

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing April 17 that is withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference. Almost 3,200 production workers at Boeing facilities in North Charleston, where the…

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Headlines April 15, 2015

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News: Blackwater guards sentenced – A federal judge has sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing – SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station…

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News Briefs April 15, 2015

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U.S. Air Force grounds T-6A Texan II training aircraft The U.S. Air Force has grounded all its T-6A Texan II training aircraft because of a potential malfunction in the oil line of the aircraft’s engine. The grounding, first reported April 14 by the Enid News & Eagle, includes Vance Air Force Base in Okla.; Columbus…

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Headlines April 13, 2015

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News: On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails – The fact that Carter plans to return to Asia next month to attend an international security conference in Singapore and to visit India is evidence that he embraces President Barack Obama’s view that the region is increasingly important to U.S. long-term national security and…

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News Briefs April 13, 2015

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Indian premier wins Airbus pledge to manufacture in India Airbus says it is ready to manufacture helicopters, satellites and military transport planes in India. The European planemaker made the announcement April 11 after a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to its headquarters in Toulouse in southern France. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said…

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Headlines April 10, 2015

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News Military confirms U.S. soldier killed in insider attack The military in Afghanistan April 9 confirmed that an American soldier was killed and eight others were wounded in a deadly insider attack.   Business Kendall: New U.S. Air Force bomber will compete upgrades The US Air Force’s next-generation bomber program will compete the right to…

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News Briefs April 10, 2015

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U.S. opts for envoy-level presence at Russia VE Day parade The Obama administration says the U.S. will be represented by its ambassador to Russia at a military parade in Moscow next month. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. The State Department said April 9 that the U.S….

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Headlines April 8, 2015

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News: U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies – The White House has invited leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman – to the presidential retreat at Camp David in coming weeks, though the date is not confirmed. U.S. officials are…

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