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US Military Attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago this month ... more

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5 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your Twenties

When you're a twentysomething, long-term financial planning is often not a high priority. Fresh out of college, the future can seem so remote and uninteresting. Everything is all about the moment, the here-and-now, the Friday nights with friends and the Saturday nights with your significant other. Tabs at the bar and swipes of the credit card ar... more

A team of sled dogs stand beside a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger circa 1960 at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Fort Wainwright archives)

US Trained Alaskans as 'Stay-Behind Agents'

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Invasion of Alaska? Yes. It ... more

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is interviewed by reporters.

Lawmakers: Islamic State Groups Wants to Hit US

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees on Sunday prodded the White Ho... more

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Army Officer Firings Blamed on Bad Evals, Not Race

Eight in 10 of the U.S. Army majors being dismissed from the service had poor evaluations or otherwise bad marks, a fact that some say played a far bigger role in the separations than race or ethnicity. The Army earlier this year convened an Officer Separation Board and an Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board that reviewed the records ... more

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