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The USS Stethem, foreground, takes part in a live-fire exercise off the Korean peninsula in October. The guided-missile destroyer kicked off missile detection and tracking drills with South Korea and Japan in those waters, Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (TYRONE PHAM/U.S. NAVY)
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US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

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January 21, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.
President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

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January 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now wishes to be known as Chelsea Manning, is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on Aug. 20, 2013. Manning will lose military health care benefits under the terms of the sentence that President Obama commuted, according to the Army. (AP)

Manning to lose transgender benefits with dishonorable discharge

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January 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Army Pvt.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courtroom for lunch break on Monday, Aug 22, 2016, at Fort Bragg, (N.C. RAUL R. RUBIERA/THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER VIA AP)
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Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

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January 21, 2017
WASHINGTON – Attorneys representing accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl filed a motion to dismiss his court-martial over statements made by President Donald Trump on the...
Air Force Maj. Lindsay Andrew, 47th Flying Training Wing Inspector General inspections team member, poses for a photo on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ariel D. Partlow)
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VA approves fertility treatment for veteran couples

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January 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — Disabled veterans hoping to start a family received a boost Thursday when the Department of Veterans Affairs began covering the costs of in vitro fertilization.