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Canada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts
TORONTO (AP) — Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law. The law, which went into effect Friday, would revoke citizenship for anyone found guilty of terrorism, treason and spying for a foreign government. The rules would... Read More
Senator requests radar update to clear way for wind energy
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is asking officials to update Air Force radar in Fossil because the current system is outdated and preventing the generation of nearly 4,000 megawatts of wind energy across eastern Oregon and Washington. Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, sent a May 21 letter to Pentagon and... Read More
Arkansas governor OKs bond deal for proposed defense project
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Legislation that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law Friday authorizes an $87 million incentive package to help lure a major defense project to Arkansas. The governor called legislators back to Little Rock for a special session that wrapped up Thursday, listing the potential incentive... Read More
Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US says
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns that Beijing could use the land reclamation projects for military purposes. The revelation came as Defense... Read More
Kansas governor signs bill giving veterans in-state tuition
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that would give in-state tuition to all veterans, active duty members of the U.S. military and their families. Brownback signed the bill Friday and said it would help recognize the importance of their service. The measure also would allow employers to show... Read More
AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s mishandling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The... Read More
3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. (AP) — A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers. Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon McGarity was the third sailor to... Read More
Top Canadian minister to announces he's leaving politics
TORONTO (AP) — Another prominent member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will not seek re-election in Parliament in October. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, a former foreign affairs minister and defense minister, planned to make the announcement later Friday. The prime minister's office said Harper... Read More
College, Starbucks form partnership to help veterans
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A veterans benefits clinic at the College of William and Mary Law School has formed a partnership with Starbucks to help veterans and service members with their benefits claims. On two Mondays a month, select Starbucks in the Hampton Roads area will serve as a claims center for veterans... Read More
Ex-Marine fighting court martial over displaying Bible verse at work
A Marine lance corporal, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds. Read More
Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit
CHICAGO (AP) — He infuriated Republican leaders by almost single-handedly delaying the extension of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act. Now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with presidential primary voters. Tangling with a complicated issue that divides... Read More
Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden." The 34-year-old actor wrapped filming earlier this month on the Oliver Stone thriller about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks to the media revealed the government's bulk collection of... Read More
Army's largest training installation changes commanders
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The two-star general who has been in charge of the Army's largest training installation says he's been impressed over the past two years with how the young men and women entering the Army rise to the demands of basic training. Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker hands off command at Fort Jackson on... Read More
Wife of Czech ex-PM acquitted by court of abuse of power
PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague court on Friday acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government. Jana Necasova, formerly Jana Nagyova, was charged along with two former heads of the military intelligence agency, Ondrej Palenik and Milan... Read More
Hampton VA's wait time to get scrutiny from special team
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs strike team will visit the Hampton VA Medical Center, where wait times for primary care patients continue to be longer than the national average. Multiple news outlets report the move was announced Thursday by VA Secretary Robert McDonald. The center's director, Michael... Read More
Ex-VFW post commander pleads guilty to lesser charge
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The former head of a Somerset County Veterans of Foreign Wars post who had been charged with allowing illegal gambling at the facility has pleaded guilty to lesser charges that will give him the opportunity to clear his record. Louis Padula, of Anson, the former commander at the Madison VFW... Read More
W.Va. university expands into Ark. military installation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The University of Charleston is using an Arkansas military installation to expand its student recruiting efforts. The university has entered into an agreement with the Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The agreement will expand... Read More
France and Morocco strengthen counterterrorism cooperation
PARIS (AP) — France and Morocco have vowed to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation, four months after they resumed judicial cooperation following a year-long diplomatic rift. After meeting with French president Francois Hollande on Friday, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkilane said: "We had a difficult... Read More
Ohio native to graduate at top of class at Air Force Academy
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio native is the top graduating cadet this year at the Air Force Academy. Rebecca Esselstein of Dayton has placed first among her graduating class of 840 cadets with a grade point average of 3.98, The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1Fck1o6 ). She graduated Thursday at the... Read More
Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942. Though military officials say they were not aware of... Read More

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Michael Behenna: What his life is like now

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