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Trump Attacks Speech by Father of Slain Muslim American Soldier

In this July 21, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump's America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain. In a well-received Democratic convention speech, Muslim lawyer Khizr Khan said Trump has "sacrificed nothing an... more

Heavy Fighting as Taliban Try to Overrun Afghan District

Afghan police train in Lashkargah, capital of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 24. (AP/Abdul Kaliq)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces backed by international troops were battling for control of an important district in southern Helmand province on Saturday, a day after it was announced the government had lost five percent of its territory to insurgents in recent months, officials said. Mohammad Omar Zwak, a spokesman for Helmand's ... more

Navy Warship to Be Named for Late Gay Rights Leader Harvey Milk

In this April 1977 file photo, San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk is exhuberant in the mayor's office during the signing of the city's gay rights bill. (AP photo)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy warship will join the list. A Navy official said Friday that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress earlier this month that a new fleet of replenishment oilers being built in San Diego will be named for Milk a... more

Memorial to 1st Black Marines Dedicated at Camp Lejeune

The monument for the Montford Point Marines, the nation's first black Marine unit, in Jacksonville, N.C. (Lisa Miller, City of Jacksonville via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind would recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. "I'll think about the trials and tribulations we went through to prove that we were good Americans and that we loved our country and were willing to fight ... more

Air Force Seeks New Land-Based and Air-Launched Nukes

An unarmed AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missile is released from a B-52H Stratofortress over the Utah Test and Training Range. The Air Force wants new generations of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and land-based ICBMs. (US Air Force/Roidan Carlson)

Advancing what could become a near-total rebuild of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, the Air Force on Friday solicited industry proposals to build a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles as well as replacements for its air-launched nuclear cruise missile force. The two projects are part of a broader modernization of the nuclear arsenal expe... more

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