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Migrant detainees to be housed at 2 bases in Texas 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:37:00 +0000
U.S. defense officials say the Trump administration has chosen two military bases in Texas — Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base — to house detained migrants.

Military details $1 billion missile defense system on Oahu 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:36:41 +0000
Approximately 160 acres would be used for the radar, which will identify, track and classify long-range ballistic missile threats in the midcourse of flight.

After ban ends, Saudi women see new job in becoming drivers 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:21:00 +0000
Saudi women are driving freely through busy city streets for the first time after years of risking arrest if they dared to get behind the wheel. And with the longstanding ban now lifted, a new opportunity has emerged: Working as drivers.

California firefighter is killed in retirement home shooting 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:20:23 +0000
A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding a second firefighter and another person, officials said.

Looming question for Mueller probe: How much to make public? 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:15:47 +0000
America has waited a year to hear what special counsel Robert Mueller concludes about the 2016 election, meddling by the Russians and — most of all — what Donald Trump did or didn't do. But how much the nation will learn about Mueller's findings is very much an open question.

Can the 'immortal cells' of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights? 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:09:10 +0000
A lawyer representing the eldest son and two grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, whose "immortal cells" have been the subject of a best-selling book, a TV movie, a family feud, cutting-edge medical research and a multibillion-dollar biotech industry, announced last week that she plans to file a petition seeking "guardianship" of the cells.

US health regulators OK marijuana-based drug to treat seizures 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:05:00 +0000
U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.

Nonstick chemicals can really stick around — in your body 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:01:25 +0000
Drinking water in 33 states from New Jersey to California has been tainted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly referred to as PFAS. Now they are also showing up in human blood.

It’s an awkward dance as the US, Russia and Iran all zero in on Islamic State 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:51:16 +0000
On the surface, all sides have the same goal: to defeat Islamic State. But in reality, each has a larger aim.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues his children, alleging misuse of finances 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:31:29 +0000
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slandering him by saying he has dementia.

Philippine president is slammed for calling God 'stupid' 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:27:17 +0000
President Rodrigo Duterte, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country.

Arrington won't drop out of US House race after car crash 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:18:46 +0000
U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington, who was severely injured in a car crash in South Carolina over the weekend, plans to keep running for the seat.

Harley-Davidson, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:58:51 +0000
Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.

Review: Pattinson delights in the sly, archly comic western 'Damsel' 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:43:00 +0000
“Damsel” opens against a vast expanse of orange dust and red rock, somewhere in the unsettled American West of the 19th century. The vistas are majestic enough for framing (and cinematographer Adam Stone does the honors nicely), the atmosphere hushed to an almost otherworldly degree. Before long, another beautifully weathered landscape looms into the frame: the face of actor Robert Forster, who plays a world-weary preacher at the end of his tether, awaiting a stagecoach bound for greener pastures.

GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:19:10 +0000
Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday.

28-year-old ex-Army kicker takes shot at playing for Wake Forest 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:15:00 +0000
Eric Osteen, who last kicked in the 2012 Army-Navy game, is making a comeback as a graduate student at Wake Forest, trying to pick up where he left off six years ago playing for Army.

Trump's proposed new space force must fly over many hurdles 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:15:00 +0000
Even if Congress, which has been resistant to similar proposals in the past, signs off on creating the new service, details as numerous as stars in the Milky Way must be worked out.

Plane lands on Coast Guard beach, pilot missing 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:09:00 +0000
Authorities are searching for the pilot of a single-engine plane that illegally landed on a Coast Guard beach in New Jersey.

Interesting social simulator ‘Vampyr’ is bogged down by uninspiring combat 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:59:34 +0000
Blood is at times cited as a marker of lineage, a gauge of health, or an index for commitment to a political cause (to give one’s blood for their beliefs). In “Vampyr,” an action-RPG set during the time of the 1918 Spanish Flu, the most decimating pandemic of the modern era, each of these dimensions is probed alongside the game’s spin on the vampire myth.

Army medical command sends out overdue-bill notices, asks patients to call insurance companies to find out what they owe 

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:04:00 +0000
The Army’s Regional Health Command Europe is sending out incomplete delinquency notices and asking patients to contact their insurance companies to find out how much they really owe, due to a billing backlog the command attributes to staffing shortages.

     
 

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