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Midday Roundup: Satellite clues deepen mystery of Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still a mystery. A missing Malaysian jetliner emitted signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control, investigators said…

Senate lacks votes to overhaul military sex assault rules

By Michael Cochrane
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Congress | The U.S. Senate blocked a bill Thursday that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses.

Battle ready, gender neutralized?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Army Spc. Karen Arvizu typically drives Humvees or transport trucks at Fort Stewart in Georgia, but for the past three weeks, she and 59 other women soldiers…

Protests mire Marines in Okinawa base relocation fight

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | For 10 years, Hiroshi Ashitomi has been coming to the beach near his Okinawa home every day to sit in protest. Like many Okinawans, Ashitomi opposes a plan to…

Midday Roundup: Will a leaner Army leave America vulnerable?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Shrinking soldiers. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wants to cut the U.S. Army down to pre-World War II levels to help control costs. In a press release…

Air Force gives vet service award amid religious freedom fight

By Leigh Jones
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Military | The U.S. Air Force has awarded its Meritorious Service Medal to a 19-year combat veteran who claimed his commanding officer fired him because of his views on…

A life full of firsts

By Sophia Lee
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Lifestyle | 100-year-old Susan Ahn Cuddy was a pioneer for women and Korean-Americans

Government watchdog: Navy had assets to intervene in Benghazi attack

By Michael F. Cochrane
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Military | A map showing the position of U.S. Navy ships on the day terrorists attacked the special mission in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, suggests the…

Is troubled F-35 caught in a ‘death spiral’?

By Michael F. Cochrane
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Military | The controversial F-35 program took another blow last week when the Navy requested a break from producing F-35C, its variant of the problem-plagued and…

Midday Roundup: When small-scale stardom isn’t enough, try politics

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Candidate runner-up? Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced his bid for Congress. Aiken, a Democrat who is openly gay, will run for the…

Next NSA director knows cyber warfare

By Michael F. Cochrane
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National Security | President Barack Obama nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, the head of the Navy’s Cyber Command and former intelligence director, as the next director…

Signs and Wonders: Stay away from those abortion-loving cookies

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Do-Si-Don’t. According to Austin Ruse of the pro-family Catholic group C-Fam, “a part of every Thin Mint and Do-Si-Do, every Samoa and Savannah Smile goes…

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