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2 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November

In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana

6 hrs ago | Advocate

Robinson Won't Rest Until Trans People Can Serve Openly

Though gay, lesbian, and bisexual military personnel have experienced vast improvements since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," transgender troops are still dodging the possibility of being outed , among other forms of discrimination.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US News

10 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

(related link)VIDEO Your Ebola questions answered

Many are asking big questions about the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus and their return to the U.S. for treatment.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News

15 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

White House Ignores Texas WhileStudying Texas Border Problem

HOUSTON, Texas-The team of fact finders from the Department of Defense has come and gone from Texas and will now make their recommendations without having spoken with either Texas Governor Rick Perry or Texas Military Forces Commander, Major General John Nichols.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Marine News

Rolls Royce Marine Awarded LCS Engine Repair Contract

U.S. Department of Defense informs that Rolls Royce Marine North America, Walpole, Massachusetts, is being awarded a US$9,000,000 firm-fixed-price repair order for the repair of one Marine Trent 30 marine gas turbine engine for the Littoral Combat Ship Freedom variant.

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Related Topix: US News, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Bristol County, England, Somerset County, England, Gloucestershire County, England, US Navy, US Military

Free Republic

UKRAINE: Map showing the location of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine

Russian troops in recent days has stepped up its positions near the Ukrainian border, firing position of the Ukrainian army mortar and artillery Word and deed has prepared a draft map explaining the location of RUSSIAN troops near the Ukrainian border.

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Related Topix: US News

The Wichita Eagle

Cessna lands contract for support, training in Afghanistan

Cessna Aircraft, a division of Textron Aviation, has been awarded a $64.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for contractor support and training of planes based in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

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Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Cessna Aircraft, US Military, US Air Force, US News, Health

Commonweal

In case you didn't know

"While Congress figures out how to pass $225 million in new Iron Dome funding before the August recess, DoD supplies Israel with new ammo.

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Related Topix: US News

Marine News

BAE Systems Awarded Two Navy Contract Modifications

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded separate contracts to BAE Systems in Jacksonville and in Norfolk for ship repairs and modifications as follows: 1. BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded an $54,698,937 modification to a previously awarded contract for a Docking Selected Restricted ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, Manufacturing, US Navy, BAE Systems, Aerospace-Defense, Boat Disaster, US News, Norfolk, VA

National Review Online

Caroline Craddock: Sloppy Security at DOD

That hasn't stopped the Department of Defense from granting security clearances to over 80,000 employees who collectively owed the IRS over $730 million in back taxes, according to a Last spring, the Edward Snowden scandal made it clear what one errant or ill-intentioned employee is capable of achieving.

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Related Topix: US News, Tax, US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Marine News

USCG Cutter Waesche Home from RIMPAC Exercises

The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche has returned to port at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercises, informs the US Coast Guard.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, US Navy, France, World News

JD Supra

Federal Register Round Up - June/July 2014

The Department of Defense issued a proposed rule on July 15th that would revise the DFARS Business Systems Rule by requiring contractors with estimating, accounting, material management, and accounting systems that are currently subject to the existing Business Systems Rule to perform self-assessment reports on their business systems compliance.

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Related Topix: US News

WAND-TV Decatur

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, center, flanked by daughters Rachel, left, and Cailin, right, heads into the Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Prison, United States Army War College, US News

Stars and Stripes

Wright-Patterson under pressure to fill more hospital beds

Wright-Patterson Medical Center is under pressure to boost the use of its 62 in-patient hospital beds as the Department of Defense looks to make better use of resources in the wake of shrinking military budgets and declining numbers of service members in uniform.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base

Russia Taday

Feds doled out millions towards Tor online anonymity tools

The National Security Agency may be working to crack the anonymous Tor browser, but the US government actually donated close to $2 million to the project in 2013.

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Related Topix: US News, Non-Profit

DefenceTalk News

GMLRS Alternative Warhead Completes Operational Flight Tests

Lockheed Martin successfully completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test flight tests for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

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Related Topix: US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Daily Caller

Pentagon Official: America's Failure Is Hillary Inc's 2016 Politics

Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Africa, Libya, Robert Gates

KATV Little Rock

Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.

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Related Topix: United States Army War College, US News, Immigration Reform

KAUZ

4 charged with murder in death of USC student

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil... A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, United States Army War College, Immigration Reform

Stars and Stripes

Defense Department to oversee Walsh plagiarism probe

A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.

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Related Topix: United States Army War College, US News

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