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Appeals court revives suit over US military base on Okinawa

August 21st, 2017
The suit by the Center for Biological Diversity argues that U.S. officials failed to adequately consider the base's effects on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee.

Guam official says the island is calm despite North Korean threat

August 21st, 2017
The lieutenant governor of Guam reassured Japanese on Monday that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea.

Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family by Sept. 30

August 21st, 2017
The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes.

Moon blots the sun out of the sky in historic US eclipse

August 21st, 2017
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

Lynch: Brockton VA has stepped up security following veteran’s death

August 21st, 2017
Following the overdose death of a Mississippi Marine Corps veteran at the Brockton VA Medical Center in March, U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch said hospital administrators have assured him they've taken steps to improve security at the Belmont Street facility.

Wounded congressman says return based on doctors’ advice

August 21st, 2017
A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says the congressman, who was shot at a baseball practice in mid-June, participated Monday in a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers on the topic of spending bills.

US pushes against UN ‘blacklist’ of firms doing business in Israeli settlements

August 21st, 2017
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights voted to approve the database of companies last year, over objections from the United States and Israel, which describe the list as a prelude to anti-Israel boycotts.

Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

August 21st, 2017
A career Russian diplomat, who gained the reputation of a hawk during his earlier tenure at the Defense Ministry, was named the new ambassador to the United States on Monday.

Former US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, sons say

August 21st, 2017
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.

Congress set for horse-trading over must-pass bills in September

August 21st, 2017
Congress’ September agenda is packed with several must-pass bills that Republicans and Democrats are likely to look to as leverage for extracting concessions on other priorities.
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