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President Donald Trump talks with Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin before signing the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. EVAN VUCCI/AP

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

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June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an...
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, confer during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 8, 2017. JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Russia's still targeting US elections, Sen. King warns, and experts say we're not prepared

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June 26, 2017
PORTLAND, Maine (Tribune News Service) — For weeks, U.S. Sen.

Juror's sympathies apparently on display at close of Green Beret's trial

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June 26, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Tribune News Service) — The two-week trial of a Colorado Springs Green Beret accused of fatally shooting an intruder in the back came to a close Friday...
Sig Sauer's P320 will be the model for the Army's standard sidearm for the next decade, replacing the Beretta USA-made M9 9-millimeter pistol. (SIG SAUER)
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Dismissal of Glock's bid protest clears way for Army sidearms by Sig Sauer

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June 24, 2017
The dismissal earlier this month of a bid protest by firearms maker Glock Inc. over a $480 million handgun contract clears the way for the Army to begin using its newest version...

First 4 women graduate from cavalry scout training at Fort Benning

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June 26, 2017
For the first time in history at Fort Benning, four women were among 162 soldiers who graduated Thursday from the Cavalry Scout One Station Unit Training.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford attends a Senate hearing on June 13, 2017. Dunford told committee members that some service chiefs believed issues related to recruiting transgender individuals needed to be resolved "before we move forward." According to reports on Friday, June 23, military chiefs are seeking a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

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June 24, 2017
WASHINGTON — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.