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  • AAFES pushes for online shopping option for veterans

    Allowing 18.8 million honorably discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump more than $100 million back into...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts

    Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts
    Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month. So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...
  • Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri....
  • U.S. won't mount rescue of Yazidis, Pentagon concludes after visit to mountains

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States military has concluded that there are too few Yazidi refugees still trapped in the mountains of northern Iraq to warrant mounting a potentially risky rescue, the Pentagon said late Wednesday. Military advisers who earlier in...
  • Education briefs

    Fleming Back-to-school event Aug. 23 Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host students, families and community members through an event designed to connect students and parents with resources and information as the opening of school nears. The...
  • U.S. put more scrutiny on arms transfers to Israel during Gaza crisis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State...
  • U.S. airstrikes helped, but Kurds from Syria turned tide against Islamic State

    GWER, Iraq Victory, they say, has many fathers, and as Kurdish peshmerga militia pushed Islamic State forces from a string of towns near Irbil Sunday and Monday, it was easy to cite two: accurate airstrikes by U.S. aircraft that eliminated artillery...
  • State police take over security in Ferguson, Mo., with 'softer' stance

    After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Clinton's right — Obama has no direction

    Clinton's right — Obama has no direction
    "Great nations need organizing principles, and, 'Don't do stupid stuff,' is not an organizing principle." Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 Leave it to President Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
  • John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police militarization

    John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police militarization
    It was a long week last week, and depending on your interests you were distracted by Robin Williams' death, Lauren Bacall's death, the worsening Ebola crisis in Africa, America's return to Iraq, the brewing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the cease-...