Zach Roberton's new service dog — a golden retriever, then 3 years old — came to the family to help Roberton, an Army veteran who served from 2004 to 2010, deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite taking the canine helper for frequent walks, it was apparent the dog just occasionally needed a safe space to run.

Minn. veteran gets help building fence for service dog

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The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues.

Senators want materials saved for Russia probe

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States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps.

States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment order

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At the end of the 20th century, governments tested several of those sites, but engineers and outside consultants said levels of contaminants weren’t dangerous and they didn’t expect to seek money for a cleanup. Then last month, the state came back.

WWII sites at Florida airport, Trump club checked for contamination

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The report, released by the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) and accounting group Ernst & Young, estimates that the group's revenue has fallen by about 50 percent over the past two years.

Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

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The 25th Annual Armed Forces Alpine Classic Hockey Tournament that ended Saturday was full of intense games, friendly rivalries and even a bit of a family feud.

Playing on ice is cool for many troops in Europe

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Conspiracy theories and speculation abound as police scramble to unravel what really happened to Kim Jong Nam, aged 45 or 46, the son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and a mistress.

Finding poison in N. Korean airport attack is hardest part

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An ACLU chapter on Friday joined the Military Religious Freedom Foundation in publicly accusing U.S. Marine Corps leaders of discriminating against Jews and other non-Christian recruits — an allegation the Corps’ officials deny.

Marines accused of violating US Constitution with religious display

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television.

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

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Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Florida that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day. Trump also planned to interview at least four potential candidates for the job of national security adviser.

Trump rallies supporters in Florida, interviews candidates to replace the ousted Flynn

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Suddenly, a regular customer became a mission, and the firefighters enlisted the help of Orlando Fire Department Lt. Davis Odell Jr.'s wife to research David Weatherbee’s family, knowing only his last name and a general location of Buffalo, N.Y., where he grew up. On the second call to a Weatherbee in that region, Odell’s wife reached his family.

Terminally ill, formerly homeless veteran thanks firefighters who found his family

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The New York Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct an engineering study aimed at containing plumes of contaminated groundwater near a former Long Island aerospace plant.

New York to commence groundwater study near ex-defense plant

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Coal is North Korea's largest export item, and also China's greatest point of leverage over the regime. The ministry said the ban would come into force Sunday and be effective until Dec. 31.

China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime's financial lifeline

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday the Trump administration is considering a new version of the executive order banning travel of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations that would allow travelers who were already on airplanes bound for the United States into the country, but would bar those who had not yet boarded.

Homeland Security secretary: Trump considering 'more streamlined' version of travel ban

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Inside the assembly hall of the Bayerischer Hof hotel, the applause was sparse as Vice President Mike Pence laid bare President Donald J. Trump’s insistence that money matters when it comes to strong defense. This position threatens to put the U.S. at odds with Germany, the main economic power in Europe, and one of the nations that dedicates a small share of its budget to defense.

Pence to Europe: US stands by NATO but allies must share burden

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The National Museum of Health and Science has more than 25 million artifacts. The museum is one of the first of its kind in the United States, dating back to the 1800s. Learn more: [ Stripes.com Link ]
“We are now embarking on liberating the western part of the city,” Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told global leaders gathered at the Munich Security Conference.

Iraqi PM: Iraqi troops ready for new Mosul offensive

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A U.S. Navy plane making frequent flights over Colorado's western mountains is part of a big NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration push to build a satellite that can measure the moisture in snowpack.

NASA study based in Colorado Springs could change how world sees snow

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A mortgage services company signed a $225 million settlement with California regulators on Friday to settle allegations it overcharged active-duty military members, was late in providing key information for some civilian borrowers seeking to modify their loans and violated other laws.

Mortgage service firm that overcharged servicemembers OKs $225M settlement

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Berlin honor guard, 1961

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