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MLB Puts Finishing Touches on Fort Bragg Baseball Field

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 20, 2016, contractors install a baseball field at Fort Bragg, N.C. The race is on to build a big-league baseball field from scratch. The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play a game at the

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A weed-infested golf course at Fort Bragg has bloomed into a major league-quality baseball field on the vast U.S. Army post. The finishing touches are being put on the ballpark where the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on July 3. The salute-the-troops game will cap an ambitious four-month project to create the... more

Fun Facts: 4th of July by the Numbers

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On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 2.5 million - In July 1776, the estimated number of people ... more

US Officials 'Skeptical' of Reports ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Killed

The US military is targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose mentor has already been killed. (AFP photo)

Pentagon officials said Tuesday they were "skeptical" about reports that an airstrike from the U.S.-led coalition in Syria killed Islamic State terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "We have seen these types of reports before, here in Iraq and in other operations, and until we have confirmation, we are going to practice healthy skepticism," Col... more

Officials: French Police Attacker Pledged Allegiance to ISIS

A French police officer lays flowers while paying tribute to his colleagues killed in a knife attack near their home in Magnanville, west of Paris, France, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS — A man who stabbed a police commander and police administrator to death at their home in a Paris suburb pledged loyalty to the leader of the Islamic State group and had a list of other targets, including rappers, journalists, police officers and public officials, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Francois Molins said attacker... more

Army Recruit Pans Ban of Military Sash at High School Graduations

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CENTRAL KITSAP -- Michael Miglio has dreamed of joining the military since he was 6 years old. Miglio, 19, is bound for boot camp Aug. 1 in South Carolina. He and stepdad Ray Milhomme are miffed Miglio wasn't allowed to wear a sash signifying his status as an Army recruit to Saturday's Central Kitsap High School graduation. "It was kind of dis... more

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