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  1. An African-American leader brings a provocative take to expanded Civil War museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | Stars and Stripes

    Christy Coleman spends a lot of time among artifacts of the Civil War, and two that touch her deeply are a pair of tattered Confederate battle flags. This seems odd for an African-American woman, until she explains.


  2. Russian news service RT to go off the air in the Washington areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 31 | Stars and Stripes

    Russia's English-language broadcasting network RT, described by U.S. intelligence agencies as part of Moscow's "state-run propaganda machine," will disappear from television screens in the nation's capital at midnight Sunday. That's when WNVT and WNVC, a pair of digital stations in northern Virginia that carry about a dozen foreign news services including RT, will go off the air.


  3. Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, saying he will now cooperate in the special counsel's Russia investigation. The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in "any and all matters" as prosecutors continue to probe the Trump campaign, Russian election interference and Gates' longtime business associate, Paul Manafort.


  4. Legislation filed to grant veterans status to WWII nurse corpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Mary Maione served as a wartime nurse during World War II, taking care of wounded soldiers sent stateside from the front lines in Europe. But while those wounded men were honored as veterans and receive the benefits owed to them, Maione is not recognized as a veteran for her service with the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.


  5. Mapmakers on Fort Bragg keep troops on the right pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    As hurricanes Irma and Maria tore across parts of the United States last year, thousands of troops from several military installations prepared for humanitarian relief missions to clear roads, restore power and provide food and clean water. At the same time, a small team of Defense Logistics Agency civilians at Fort Bragg were working to ensure those deploying troops knew where they were going and where to go once they got there.


  6. Random drawing scheduled to break tie in disputed Virginia legislative raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Virginia State House Delegate David Yancey talks with reporters outside the Newport News, Va., Courthouse on Dec. 20, 2017. As Democrats and Republicans continued partisan sniping Friday over a House seat that could determine the balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates, state elections officials moved to break the deadlock by scheduling a random drawing to pick the winner.


  7. D.C.'s Museum of the Bible begins to draw faith-based tour groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Morning began with a daily devotion on the tour bus bound from Richmond, Va., to the nation's capital. Katherine Webster, 85, a retired schoolteacher from Jackson, Mississippi, and her three adoring nieces set their pitches and broke into song, blending their voices on "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Take the Name of Jesus with You" in splendid four-part harmony.


  8. Democrat wins Virginia House seat in recount by single vote, creating 50-50 tie in legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A Republican seat flipped Democratic in a wild recount Tuesday - with the Democrat winning by a single vote - creating a rare 50-50 tie between the parties in the House of Delegates and refashioning the political landscape in Richmond, Va. Democrat Shelly Simonds emerged from the recount as the apparent winner in the 94th District of the House of Delegates, seizing the seat from Republican incumbent David Yancey.


  9. I traded a Snickers bar for a $135 Redskins ticketRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    So there I was, outside FedEx Field, offering to trade a candy bar for a Redskins ticket, hoping to demonstrate just how low ticket demand was for Sunday's Redskins-Cardinals game, because we could all use a bit of amusement in our lives about now. Haha.


  10. Airmen tasked with getting bombs from bunker to jet during war games in S. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Rows and rows of earthen bunkers filled to the brim with bombs sit in a small corner at Osan Air Base, the U.S. Air Force's headquarters in South Korea. The 285 airmen of the 51st Munitions Squadron are tasked with getting them from bunker to jet during annual war games known as Vigilant Ace, weeklong joint Air Force drills that began Monday in South Korea.


  11. Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Washington Solicitor General Noah Purcell, center, speaks during a protest rally, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown Wednesday before three judges in Seattle who have been cool to the policy as they hear arguments in Hawaii's challenge to the ban, which restricts travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries and has been reviled by critics as discriminatory.


  12. Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel banRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.


  13. Justices urged to deny Trump plea to enforce full travel banRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Challengers to the Trump administration's latest travel ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to reject the administration's plea to be allowed to fully enforce the ban. Federal courts have prevented President Donald Trump's administration from banning people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who can claim a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the United States.


  14. Police hone tactics to quell violence at hate-fueled ralliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets.


  15. Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel banRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts.


  16. Felon who has expressed support for ISIS arrested after acquiring a firearmRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A recently released felon who was radicalized in prison and expressed support for the Islamic State has been charged with illegally acquiring a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, said Friday. Casey Charles Spain, 28, of Richmond, Virginia, was arrested Thursday after receiving a disabled semiautomatic handgun from a source in a sting set up by the FBI, according to court records.


  17. More vets, medical groups join fight to keep dog testing at VARead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    More veterans, military and medical organizations have come out against legislation limiting medical experiments on dogs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Advocates and lawmakers attempting to shut down dog testing in the VA gained a new adversary earlier this month, when Paralyzed Veterans of America argued that stopping the research would limit future medical advancements.


  18. North vs. South: Who's still keeping score?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    You know we've reached a point of - something - when a sports announcer named Robert Lee is reassigned from calling a University of Virginia football game because of his contemporaneously unfortunate name. Lee reportedly agreed with ESPN that he should go elsewhere rather than risk heckling, distraction or potentially worse given the recent horror in Charlottesville, where white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other vermin violently protested the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.


  19. Former US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, sons sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Five decades after a 21-year-old soldier from Richmond, Virginia, named James Joseph Dresnok sprinted through the demilitarized zone and began his new life as a propaganda tool for North Korea, his Pyongyang-born sons have announced his death. Dresnok's health had been failing for years, and his sons said he died of a stroke in November.


  20. Spirit Airlines gives World War II vet an honor guard sendoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Veteran "Mitch" Chockla is one of the Greatest Generation that pulled the United States and its allies through World War II, and his achievements on the battlefields of Europe are receiving added attention as he approaches a century of experience. "It's overwhelming.


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