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  1. Iranian Army stages last day of military drillsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Trend

    In the last day of the Iranian Army's Beit-ul-Moqaddas 27 military exercises, the Ground Force unveiled a newly made sniper rifle. Infantry, mechanized units, artillery, Special Forces, and the Air Force, attended the day's drills, Fars news agency reported May 25. Army Commander Ahmad Reza Pourdastan speaking on the sidelines of the drill said that backed by helicopters and artillery fire, the armed and mechanized units carried out a defensive that was conducted by the Air Force.

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  2. Helias graduates told to 'live for others'Read the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | News Tribune

    It was a full house Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral during the Helias Catholic High School Class of 2015 graduation ceremony. "With all due respect to my dear graduates, I say gently, you are not the point.

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  3. Navy nurse became an advocate for womens rightsRead the original story

    24 min ago | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  4. Renzi visits US cemetery on Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | ANSA.it

    Florence, May 25 - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said the United States is Italy's "principal friend and ally," speaking at Florence's American cemetery on the occasion of US Memorial Day on Monday. Renzi called the United States "a sister nation" and said Italy "will never forget its debt to the United States" following WWII, while also remembering the other nations that helped Italy.

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  5. Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New JerseyRead the original story

    29 min ago | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  6. Rockland County Sheriff Urges Safety on Hudson RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Patch.com

    Sheriff Louis Falco III beefed up security on the Hudson River patrolled by the county's Marine Unit for the Memorial Day Weekend. The Memorial Day weekend sees many boaters take to the water, and Falco hopes added security measures, with boats docked in and patrolling the north and south ends of the County, will help keep everyone safe.

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  7. Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?Read the original story

    47 min ago | Counterpunch

    ... 2001-), Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999), Yemen (2000, 2002-), Pakistan (2004-) and now Syria. In this hemisphere , US military forces invaded Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989), and landed 20,000 military forces in Haiti (1994). Since 9/11 US spending on ...

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  8. Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honoredRead the original story

    49 min ago | West Hawaii Today

    Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself.

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  9. Memorial Day: Honoring Our HeroesRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Patch.com

    These men all have served our country. We honor them as we remember those who gave their lives for our country.

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  10. Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city: monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Thanh Nein News

    A rebel fighter gestures as he shoots his weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood May 23, 2015. Syria's air force carried out at least 15 strikes in and around the central city of Palmyra early on Monday, targeting buildings captured by Islamic State, a group monitoring the war said.

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  11. China lodges complaint with U.S. over spy plane flightRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | Thanh Nein News

    A U.S. Navy crewman aboard a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. Photo: Reuters China said on Monday it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies.

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  12. Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in SyriaRead the original story

    52 min ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins.

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  13. Memorial Day 2015: National Parade to close roads; Obama to attend wreath-laying ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | WJLA-TV Arlington

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of veterans and celebrities are expected to attend the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade in D.C. Monday afternoon. The annual parade pays tribute to those who serve in the U.S. military.

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  14. 'One great big dance' for Tewksbury coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Lowell Sun

    "My wife and I, we're still dancing," Leo says, swaying back and forth in their apartment at Bayberry at Emerald Court, an assisted-living home in Tewksbury. The Sarkisians' marriage is one that spans 66 years and 85 countries, as their backgrounds of national service turned into a lifelong love of travel, art, culture and sharing their experiences with the world.

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  15. Thank You For Your Service: Five LGBT Veterans Who Helped Change The WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Queerty

    Today we honor and remember military personnel who served their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. Scroll down to read about five famous LGBT army veterans from decades past, and add more to the list in the comments section below Though Prussian by birth, Frederick von Steuben trained George Washington's Colonial Army and was invaluable in helping them defeat the better equipped and trained British troops.

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  16. Fading away: How Maine's veterans groups are being tested by timeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

    Thomas Hayden talks about using the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Old Town as a place to seek consul from other veterans who can relate to his military experiences. Members of the VFW in Old Town have had a difficult time recruiting younger members.

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  17. LIST: Memorial Day Events in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KSTP

    A tradition for many has been to visit the graves of a loved one. There are several events taking place across the Twin Cities and in Greater Minnesota.

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  18. Thousands surround Diet to protest Futenma base relocation planRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Japan Times

    Thousands of demonstrators formed a human chain around the Diet on Sunday to protest the plan for building a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa. The protesters, who organizers said numbered about 15,000, surrounded the building while holding banners reading "No to Henoko," in yet another rally against the contentious base.

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  19. On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The MarkersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    We're calling the project " Back at Base ." Walk through a town square this Memorial Day and you might just see a marker or monument commemorating sacrifice in war.

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  20. Franklin County pays homage to veteransRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Franklin News-Post

    "Only one percent of our population today is involved in the military. That means that 99 percent of our young people have no concept of what it costs to live in a free country.

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