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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

U.S. to send almost 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan 13 

The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency.

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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017


Russia freezes communications with U.S. in Syria  

Russia said Friday it was cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents over Syria in response to the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian base. The response that demonstrates Moscow’s readiness to defy Washington and could even put the two nuclear superpowers on a course toward military confrontation.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

AM: BNSF Honors Military Families

Robert Zeug, who is in the Air Force, prepares to ride the dome car with his daughter Megan, 10, on BNSF's Holiday Express, a special train on which they offered a free ride Thursday from Spokane train depot. This is the third annual version of...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 2010

Judge Rules 'Don't Ask/Tell' Illegal 

A federal judge in Riverside on Thursday declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional, saying the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy violates the First Amendment and due process rights of lesbians and gay men. U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips said...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2009

Hard Times Boost Military Ranks 

Item: Economic rush breeds recruiting rush for military/Rick Thomas, CDA Press More Info: The Marines are looking for lots of good men, and the job market is making it easier for them to be selective. The same is true for the Army. Both branches of...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.