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They fled Boko Haram and famine – and then they were forced back

6 hours 9 min ago
As the number of refugees around the world soars, they are facing growing hostility from host countries and shrinking protection from the international legal framework put in place to defend such vulnerable people decades ago.

10 commandments monument destroyed 1 day after it was erected

6 hours 28 min ago
A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.

Leadership lessons from 40 years in the Coast Guard

6 hours 37 min ago
Admiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014. In a recent interview, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.

Lawmakers press Trump not to deport foreign-born military recruits

6 hours 46 min ago
Two lawmakers are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene on a Pentagon proposal to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 immigrant recruits, raising the specter of their deportation if the White House remains silent.

Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

6 hours 53 min ago
When President Donald Trump got around to talking about the Republican health care system plan during a rally before a 6,000-person crowd, instead of preaching party lines about getting the government out of Americans' health decisions and cutting costs, he declared: "Add some money to it!"

Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

7 hours 1 min ago
Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.

Naval Support Activity welcomes new commander

7 hours 3 min ago
Capt. Kyle Bryan replaced Capt. Rudy Geisler as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Naval Annex on Wednesday.

Citadel President Rosa to retire next summer after 12 years

7 hours 37 min ago
After 12 years in charge of South Carolina’s military college, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa will step down as president of The Citadel next summer.

Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban

7 hours 37 min ago
Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the United States.

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

7 hours 48 min ago
Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. The historically early campaigning comes with clear fundraising benefits, but it has raised red flags. Among them: Government employees have inappropriately crossed over into campaign activities, tax dollars may be subsidizing some aspects of campaign events, and as a constant candidate, the president risks alienating Americans who did not vote for him.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian who shot at them, army says

7 hours 54 min ago
Israel's military says its forces have shot and killed a Palestinian who opened fire on them in the West Bank.

Top officials unaware pipeline security operated illegally

7 hours 57 min ago
North Dakota's governor, top law officer and military leader all said Wednesday they were unaware that a private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline has been operating illegally in the state without a license.

Tillerson tightens limits on filling State Department jobs

8 hours 10 min ago
Rex Tillerson is clamping down further on hiring as part of his push to overhaul the State Department, in a move likely to exacerbate concerns that a large number of unfilled jobs is diminishing his agency's role in shaping foreign policy.

A look at key moments on the road to Mosul

8 hours 14 min ago
The Islamic State group's hold on Mosul has shrunk to just about one square mile. After more than eight months of some of the most intense fighting against the militants, Iraq's Prime Minister has pledged that victory is near. Here's a look at some of the key events in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.

Iraqis fight house to house for costly victory in Mosul

8 hours 24 min ago
Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi's soldiers fight block by block for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occasionally pausing to help terrified families flee to safety across the rubble.

Army partners with A&M students to help Texas colonias

8 hours 26 min ago
The military presence was a product of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a training program for active, guard and reserve service members.

Mattis: No additional Syria chemical weapons activity seen

8 hours 26 min ago
The U.S. has seen no additional activity to indicate a chemical attack is imminent in Syria since the White House threatened President Bashar Assad with retaliation if any further steps were taken, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.

Guantanamo prosecutor: 'No comment' on whether he’ll pursue Hambali death-penalty case

8 hours 36 min ago
The Pentagon’s chief prosecutor refused to acknowledge that his office had sworn out war crimes charges against Hambali, four days after the Miami Herald disclosed the case against the alleged architect of two al-Qaida affiliate bombings in southeast Asia that killed more than 200 people.

How a 91-year-old imam came to symbolize feud between Qatar and its neighbors

8 hours 45 min ago
The Qatar-based cleric and TV star has never been charged in a terrorist attack, but he was labeled a terrorist earlier this month in a formal declaration by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies. Since then, Gulf Arabs have banned Qaradawi's books, blocked his broadcasts and even sought to remove his name from public buildings.

Saudis shrug off arms sale freeze, convinced Qatar will bend

8 hours 52 min ago
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir has a plan for U.S.-Saudi relations if Qatar does not give into the other Gulf states' strong demands: Hope that Qatar gives in anyway.