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Midday Roundup: VA head gets appointment with Congress over delayed care scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | VA subpoena. Congress has subpoenaed Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over claims the agency destroyed documents linked to delayed…

Do older recruits make better soldiers?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | More than half of all U.S. Army recruits are choosing to join later in life instead of immediately after high school graduation, and these older soldiers tend…

Could military action have saved lives in Benghazi?

By J.C. Derrick
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Benghazi | Retired general tells House lawmakers the military didn’t do all it could to save four Americans who died

Army wages war of attrition on young officers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of…

U.S. ships could drink the ocean for fuel

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | U.S. Navy researchers have been working for more than a decade on a way to tap an abundant and relatively inexpensive source of fuel. Earlier this month, the…

Midday Roundup: FDA snubs out unregulated e-cigarettes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Smoke out. The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules today to protect minors from the dangers of electronic cigarettes. The guidelines would be the…

Modern military cadets train behind computer screens

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might test their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer…

Midday Roundup: Fresh hope in Flight MH370 search

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Pings. Searchers combing the Indian Ocean for the Malaysian Airlines jet missing for more than a month, say they have once again picked up pings from what…

For sale: Desks, chairs, armored vehicles

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine-resistant…

Army searches for motive in Fort Hood attack

By Leigh Jones
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Shooting | Military investigators say the gunman had no ties to extremist groups but aren’t ruling out any possibilities

Fort Hood rocked again by shooting

By Mickey McLean
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Shooting | Officials say four are dead, including the shooter, and 16 injured

Why is the U.S. buying helicopters from Russia?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Ten senators—eight Republicans and two Democrats—called on President Barack Obama last week to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean…

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