Military affairs

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 23, 2019 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default...
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In this April 23, 2019 photo, research scientist Leila Walker, left, is assisted by nutritional physiologist Holly McClung, center, as they demonstrate equipment designed to evaluate fitness levels in female soldiers, not shown, who have joined elite fighting units such the Navy Seals, at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, in Natick, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 21, 2019 - 9:31 am
ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Finland Antti Rinne listen to the national anthems at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Merkel's body shook visibly as she stood alongside the Finnish prime minister and listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony at the chancellery. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 10, 2019 - 5:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there's nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister...
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One of two Bradley Fighting Vehicles is parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 03, 2019 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's military as a political prop. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Boston Red Sox players before a match against the New York Yankees in London, Saturday June 29, 2019. (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Major league baseball's first game in Europe received a royal launch. Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. The couple left month-old son Archie home as Meghan made one of her...
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June 26, 2019 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a conservative push to limit the power of federal agencies. The high court declined to overrule two past cases that had been criticized by conservatives as giving unelected officials vast lawmaking power. But the way the justices clarified...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the nation's highest military honor to an Iraq veteran who cleared an insurgent strongpoint and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety. The president is presenting the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia of...
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June 24, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten...
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President Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he formally announced his 2020 re-election bid Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 19, 2019 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's participation in the nation's annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America's armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration announced Wednesday, about two weeks before the...
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June 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House has passed, by a 243-183 vote, an amendment to block Trump's transgender ban from remaining in effect. The move still faces an...
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