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  • Texas gay discrimination bill opens father-son split

    Texas gay discrimination bill opens father-son split
    Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home. It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his...
  • Pentagon still mishandling military whistleblower cases, report finds

    WASHINGTON Military personnel who report retaliation for blowing the whistle on wrongdoing confront a dysfunctional bureaucracy and long delays, according to an assessment by Congress' watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office found the...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: May 5 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on military sex assault reform still falling short: Statistics can tell a compelling story. Or they can hide one. It depends on who's interpreting the...
  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. The Senate passed the nonbinding measure by a nearly party-line...
  • Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

    President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top...
  • Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom

    Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom
    Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years. Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...
  • Rachel Marsden: Lowering the bar puts American society at risk

    PARIS -- Stupidity and obesity are now matters of U.S. national security. And it's only the tip of a more significant iceberg that threatens America from within. An organization called Mission: Readiness comprised of more than 500 retired generals and...
  • Military training exercise is nothing to worry about, Perry says

    FORT WORTH, Texas Former Gov. Rick Perry said Texans including new Gov. Greg Abbott don't have any cause for worry about an upcoming military training exercise in Texas. Abbott last week directed the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15,...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack at Texas cartoon-drawing contest The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism...
  • Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs largely not prosecuted

    Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs largely not prosecuted
    As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home...
  • APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman

    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during...