The Korean Central News Agency said the South Koreans had fired more than 450 machine gun rounds at “a flock of birds flying in the sky” in the border area of Kangwon province.
The Korean Central News Agency said the South Koreans had fired more

N. Korea says South shot at ‘flock of birds,’ not drone or balloon

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The incident is a last-minute curveball in Thursday's race, which was partly seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. The majority of voters were expected to have already cast ballots through early voting, and it was unclear how much of an effect it may have.
The incident is a lastminute curveball in Thursdays race which was partly

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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An elite Iraqi police unit participating in the campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State is being investigated for alleged abuses that include rape, torture and targeted killings.
An elite Iraqi police unit participating in the campaign to retake Mosul

Iraq orders investigation into abuses by security forces in anti-ISIS campaign

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While in Belgium, Trump will unveil a memorial to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the only time in the alliance's history that the Article 5 mutual defense pledge has been invoked. He will also speak at NATO's gleaming new $1.2 billion new headquarters.
While in Belgium Trump will unveil a memorial to the terrorist attacks

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

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ANALYSIS | Like Britain, other European countries have significantly stepped up security in recent years, introducing high-tech security hard- and software even for smaller sports or cultural events. But Monday's attack underscored how attackers can adjust their deadly tactics to even the most sweeping security plans.
ANALYSIS Like Britain other European countries have significantly stepped up security in

Manchester shows why even the best protection can’t stop attacks

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Prices have shot up to about $2.30 per kilogram, or about $6.44 a gallon, since the surge began in mid-April, when prices were in the $1.25-30 range. That means North Korea now has some of the highest prices in the world for gasoline.
Prices have shot up to about 230 per kilogram or about 644

Pyongyang gas price surge: Bad news for Kim Jong Un?

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that Kim is "playing with his bombs, his toys" and offered that "his mind is not working well and he just might go crazy one moment."
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that Kim is playing with his bombs

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'madman with nuclear weapons,' according to transcript of Duterte call

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BREAKING: A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China, the first such operation since Donald Trump became president. China asserts a territorial claim around Mischief Reef and all of the Spratly Islands, despite competing claims from several neighboring countries.
BREAKING A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed South China Sea

USS Dewey sails near Mischief Reef in challenge to China

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Its primary task is to serve in the funerals of Air Force veterans.
Its primary task is to serve in the funerals of Air Force veterans

Robins Air Force Base squad travels wide area to send veterans out with honor

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Nearly 1,000 cadets are beginning their military careers after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Nearly 1000 cadets are beginning their military careers after graduating from the

Joint Chiefs chairman addresses Air Force cadets

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The equipment was purchased under the Iraq Train and Equip Fund, which was created in 2015 and initially funded by $1.6 billion under that year’s National Defense Authorization Act to pay for tens of thousands of rifles and body armor, as well as large quantities of trucks and other equipment.
The equipment was purchased under the Iraq Train and Equip Fund which

Report: US failed to track $1B in weapons and vehicles sent to Iraq

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Denis Hitch
The bill is a compromise between the two parties on an issue that has failed to gain traction in Congress for years.
The bill is a compromise between the two parties on an issue

Senate committee advances bill to speed up VA firing process

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Longtime Stars and Stripes photojournalist Red Grandy talks about his experiences covering a presidential inauguration more than six decades ago.
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The proposal, which is part of Trump’s Pentagon budget of $639.1 billion, asks Congress to approve a Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, in 2021.
The proposal which is part of Trumps Pentagon budget of 6391 billion

Pentagon: Base realignments and closures in 2021 could save billions

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Members of Shepherd’s Men, a fundraising group that supports the SHARE military initiative, are in the midst of a city-spanning tour to raise awareness of their program. SHARE provides PTSD and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation services for veterans and servicemembers at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.
Troy Green
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He was returning home for a political campaign that would put him in the White House within a year.
He was returning home for a political campaign that would put him

Archive photo of the day

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Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.
Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country

UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers

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Germany — The organization tasked with much of the work involved in building up and expanding logistical and training bases in Europe is under new leadership.
Germany The organization tasked with much of the work involved in building

Heart of US base expansion effort in Europe gets new commander

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Hundreds of people worried about the water they drink, bathe in and give to their animals packed the Medical Lake High School gym Tuesday night to demand answers.
Hundreds of people worried about the water they drink bathe in and

Hundreds bring fears of water contamination to meeting with Fairchild officials

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A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.
A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly

Playboy model pleads no contest for post of nude woman

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