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Al-Qaeda in Yemen Denounces ISIS

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence. The al-Qaida Yemeni offshoot's purported spiritual guide, Sheikh Harith al-Nadhari, said such expansionist intentions are "driving a ... more

Obama’s Immigration Orders Pose Potential Recruiting Boon

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President Obama's executive immigration order would remove a major obstacle currently barring children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from joining the military, Pentagon officials said Friday. The existing rules bar enlistment to U.S. citizens who have undocumented family members living in the U.S., said Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen,... more

TDY Reimbursement Cuts Worry Military Families

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The U.S. military expects to save $22 million annually through recent cuts to the reimbursement rate for long term temporary duty (TDY) assignment expenses, officials said. But that announcement has sparked warnings among military family watchdog groups that such penny pinching could negatively impact families. "It bothers us to see DoD trying... more

Auto Repair: Checking and Packing Wheel Bearings

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As you can see in Figure 15-7, wheel bearings usually come in pairs of inner and outer bearings. They allow your wheels to turn freely over thousands of miles by cushioning the contact between the wheel and the spindle it sits on with frictionless bearings and lots of nice, gooey grease. This grease tends to pick up dust, dirt, and little pa... more

Auto Repair: Checking Disc Brakes

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Today, most vehicles have four-wheel disc brakes. Others have disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels. You should check disc brakes (see Figure 15-6) and disc brake linings every 10,000 miles — more often if your brakes suddenly start to squeal or pull to one side, or if your brake pedal flutters when you step ... more

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