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  1. U.S. Navy jets begin sorties against IS in Syria from MediterraneanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 7 | Reuters

    A U.S. naval strike force led by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman began sorties on May 3 against Islamic State in Syria, continuing missions by a U.S.-led coalition against the militants. An F/A-18 fighter jet lands on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, May 4, 2018.

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  2. With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second FleetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | Reuters

    The United States Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, nearly seven years after it was disbanded as the Pentagon puts countering Russia at the heart of its military strategy. "Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex," Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Friday.

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  3. UPDATE 3-Norfolk Southern beats on revenue, still working to fix serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 25 | Reuters

    The Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad, with a network that spans 22 states across the eastern United States, said its results were fueled by higher volumes and freight rates and a lower effective tax rate. Norfolk Southern has benefited from one of the tightest trucking markets in years, which has caused shippers to move freight to rail to find capacity and cheaper prices.

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  4. Editors Choice PicturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | Reuters

    A protester uses a tennis racket to hit a tear gas canister during the evacuation operation by French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe A protester uses a tennis racket to hit a tear gas canister during the evacuation operation by French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France.

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  5. Maersk says loses containers off U.S. East CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Reuters

    Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk said Tuesday between 70 and 73 containers had collapsed on a vessel off the U.S. East Coast, causing some of the containers to fall into the ocean. The incident happened on March 3 at 2015 EST on the vessel Maersk Shanghai en route from Norfolk, Virginia to Charleston, South Carolina due to poor weather conditions at sea, Maersk said.

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  6. Fearing Russia, United States, Germany offer to host new NATO commands: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Reuters

    The United States and Germany have offered to host two proposed new NATO commands aimed at deterring Russia, diplomats and officials said, in a show of support for the alliance's military build-up that has echoes of the Cold War. Part of NATO's response to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, allies are considering a North Atlantic planning and strategy command to keep shipping lanes safe from enemy submarines, as well as a logistics command focusing on moving troops more quickly across Europe in any possible conflict.

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  7. UPDATE 2-For Norfolk Southern, 2018 is all about more stable serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | Reuters

    The Norfolk, Virginia-based carrier, whose network spans 22 states across the eastern United States, struggled with service disruptions in recent months that included weather-related outages and crew shortages. Its service metrics deteriorated to levels not seen in years.

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  8. UPDATE 1-Freight volumes, U.S. tax law boost Norfolk Southern profitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | Reuters

    The Norfolk, Virginia-based carrier also benefited mightily from the new tax law, posting quarterly net income of $3.97 billion, or $13.79 per share, up from $416 million, or $1.42 per share, a year earlier. Railway operating revenue increased 7 percent to $2.7 billion from a year earlier, surpassing the $2.65 billion expected by analysts.

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  9. Seek medical guidance before sharing breast milk, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | Reuters

    The choice to informally share breast milk should only be made with the guidance of a physician, specialist doctors say in a new position statement. Mothers are currently encouraged to breastfeed their babies for six months or more.

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  10. UPDATE 1-U.S. federal workers worry about government shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Reuters

    Thousands of federal workers faced uncertainty about the status of their jobs and paychecks after U.S. Senate leaders failed to reach an agreement to end a government shutdown before the work week begins on Monday. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday and was not renewed amid a dispute between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democrats over immigration.

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  11. Anxiety for U.S. federal workers facing government shutdown furloughsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | Reuters

    Thousands of federal workers faced anxiety about the status of their jobs and paychecks after U.S. Senate leaders failed to reach agreement to end a federal government shutdown before the work week begins on Monday. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday and was not renewed amid a dispute between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democrats over immigration.

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  12. Make security strategy include climate again, lawmakers urge TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Reuters

    A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science. In December, a new national security strategy document dropped former President Barack Obama's description of climate change as a national security threat.

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  13. Exercise tied to lower odds of premature death with type 1 diabetesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Reuters

    People with type 1 diabetes who exercise - and the more the better - are less likely to die prematurely than their sedentary counterparts, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on the frequency, intensity and duration of leisure time physical activity for 2,639 patients with type 1 diabetes in Finland.

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  14. Democrats win bitter Virginia governor's race in setback for TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Reuters

    Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a political setback to President Donald Trump by beating a Republican who embraced some of the president's combative tactics and issues. Northam, the state's lieutenant governor, overcame a barrage of attack ads by Republican Ed Gillespie hitting the soft-spoken Democrat on divisive issues such as immigration, gang crime and Confederate statues.

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  15. Democrats win governor's races in Virginia, New JerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Reuters

    Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, beating a Republican who embraced some of President Donald Trump's combative tactics and issues in a potential preview of next year's midterm election battles. Northam, the state's lieutenant governor, overcame a barrage of attack ads by Republican Ed Gillespie that hit the soft-spoken Democrat on divisive issues such as immigration, gang crime and Confederate statues.

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  16. UPDATE 1-Norfolk Southern 3rd-qtr profit rises but shares fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | Reuters

    4 U.S. railroad fell more than 3 percent on concerns over rising compensation and the view its results were propped up by land sales. The company saw higher fuel and compensation costs in the quarter despite headcount reductions, and declined to detail the financial toll from a September hurricane that disrupted service in the U.S. Southeast.

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  17. North Carolina prison on lockdown after fiery escape attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Reuters

    Authorities locked down a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set during an escape attempt that left 10 people injured, but no inmate succeeded in breaking out of the facility, officials said. The people injured at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City were transported to a local hospital, Peter Sengenberger, a spokesman for the medical facility, said in an email.

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  18. Two North Carolina prison employees killed during escape attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Reuters

    Two employees at a North Carolina prison were killed on Thursday, during an escape attempt that involved fires set in the facility, but no inmate broke out, officials said. The Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, which is located less than 50 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia, was under control, the state Department of Public Safety said on Twitter, less than two hours after sending out an alert on social media about the melee.

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  19. U.S. Navy to deploy hospital ship Comfort to hurricane-battered Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | Reuters

    The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort is due to leave its home port in Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday for deployment to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico, its first civilian disaster mission in seven years, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The USNS Comfort, equipped to carry as many as 1,000 hospital beds, 12 operating rooms and one of the largest trauma units in the United States, is expected to arrive in Puerto Rico by the middle of next week, according to Defense Department officials.

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  20. UPDATE 1-U.S. Navy moving aircraft carrier for Hurricane Irma reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Reuters

    The U.S. Navy said on Friday that it was moving the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and other ships into position to provide humanitarian relief from Hurricane Irma if needed. The Abraham Lincoln, along with the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima and transport dock ship New York, have left Norfolk, Virginia and are making their way south while trying to avoid the hurricane, U.S. officials said.

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