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  • Men's tennis: Moraine aims for big season

    Last year, the Moraine Valley Community College men's tennis team had a pretty good run: only one loss in the regular season, a second-place finish at the NJCAA Region IV Tournament and a trip to nationals.
  • Afghan gratitude and American folly

    Afghan gratitude and American folly
    If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress on Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, President Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose...

    Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority

    Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority
    The Defense Department is open to changing how it handles another round of military base closings, hoping to break a stalemate on an issue in which Hampton Roads has a big stake. The changes would not alter the fundamental purpose of the Base...

    Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

    Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats....

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...