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3 min ago | World Magazine

Rick Perry's bold border move

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they've made it into Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Military, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Immigration Reform

4 hrs ago | Washington Times

Illinois, Poland mark military cooperation

Soldiers with the Illinois National Guard's 108th Sustainment Brigade and Polish diplomats have marked the 21-year anniversary of military cooperation.

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8 hrs ago | New York Magazine

Frank Rich on the National Circus: Yes, Kerry Can Help End the Gaza War

Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture.

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Related Topix: World News, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison, US Military

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MLive.com

National Guard helicopter accidentally drops 4-ton howitzer 700 feet...

Officials say no one was injured when a large artillery piece was accidentally dropped about 700 feet while it was suspended from a helicopter during training at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan, the Associated Press reports.

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Related Topix: US Military, Saginaw County, MI

KSWO

Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison, US Military

Reuters

Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment

President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Military, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors

ABC News

PHOTO: In this Thursday, July 10, 2014 photo, Iraq war veteran Darin...

In this Thursday, July 10, 2014 photo, Iraq war veteran Darin Welker, 36, holds one of his ducks at his home in West Lafayette, Ohio.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, West Lafayette, OH, US Military

Air Force Times

Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

US News & World Report

Should Rick Perry Send the National Guard to the U.S. Border?

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will send up to 1,000 National Guardsmen to secure the U.S. border.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Military, Opinion

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says

Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend - but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The City Wire

Lack of movement' by military hampers Fort Smith airport fire service

The transition from fire protection provided by what is now known as the 188th Wing to an airport-run fire department has hit some speed bumps, the Fort Smith Airport Commission were told during its monthly meeting Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Fire, US Military, US Air Force, Fort Smith Regional Airport, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation

NewsBusters.org

Politico's Simon: Perry Sending National Guard to Border 'To Shoot Small Children'

Roger Simon " joined Politico as its first chief political columnist" in 2006. A couple of items on his resume include being "the only person to win twice the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary," and a 2013 National Press Club humor-related award.

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Related Topix: US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

WATE-TV Knoxville

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, US Military

Reason Magazine

Is the US Abandoning Afghan Interpreters to Certain Death?

Afghan locals who helped the US were promised visas to America. They may be left behind to fight the Taliban on their own.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Representative Adam Kinzinger, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Air Force

KTVN Reno

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Military, US News

Journalgazette.net

Watchdog's role

Community members who stepped up to defend Col. David Augustine after a whistleblower accused him of carelessly spending public funds were right when they spoke to his good character and intentions.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, US Politics, Representative Joe Donnelly, Senator Dan Coats, Representative Marlin Stutzman, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Grizzly-mauled Guardsman had just been trained in how to react to bear attack

An Alaska Army National Guard sergeant from Valdez is recovering from his injuries after an encounter with a sow grizzly bear and her cubs on the outskirts of Anchorage.

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KSFO-AM San Francisco

Will National Guard Help Stop Illegal Immigrant Influx in Texas?

Perry announced Monday that 1,000 National Guard troops would be deployed over the next month to the southern border.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Illegal Immigration, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rick Perry, US Governors

Click2Houston

National Guard troops bound for the border

July 21, 2014: National Guard troops will be heading to the border as per Gov. Rick Perry's decision.

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Navy Times

Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper published Thursday.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military

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