Military and defense

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing an image of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea on Saturday, Dec. 14, says it successfully performed another "crucial test" as its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its "reliable strategic nuclear deterrent."The signs read: " North's Tongchang-ri launch site." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
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December 14, 2019 - 3:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent. The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could...
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December 13, 2019 - 4:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A whistleblower report provided to BuzzFeed News alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “systematically provided inadequate medical and mental health care” to detained migrants, leading to complications that included the removal of part of an 8-year-old boy's forehead...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo Helison Alvarenga, of Brazil, center, speaks with volunteers Marcia Previatti, front left, and Arlene Vilela, front right, at the New England Community Center, in Stoughton, Mass. Alvarenga, a 26-year-old from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, arrived in Massachusetts about four months ago after crossing the Mexican border at Juarez with his 24-year-old wife, Amanda, and 6-year-old son, David. The family were at the community center Dec. 4, to apply for new Brazilian passports, which Alvarenga says were seized by border officials. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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December 13, 2019 - 2:28 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundreds of Brazilians crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each week, the Motel 6 by the airport has become a stepping...
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In this Oct. 10, 2019, photo, María Teresa Carballo, cuts cabbage inside of her house in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Like much of Central America’s massive migration of recent years, the driving force behind the Carballo family’s exodus has been fear. Carballo lives in a neighborhood controlled by one gang, but every morning at 5 a.m. she travels to the city’s central market, which is controlled by another gang, to buy yucca, plantains and potatoes to make the fried chips she sells for a living. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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December 13, 2019 - 11:21 am
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Presidential candidate Abdelaziz Belaid casts his ballot inside a polling station, in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria - without a leader since April - in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a massive pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo)
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December 12, 2019 - 7:41 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians — without a leader since April — voted on Thursday for a new president in an election marked by protests, scattered violence and a boycott by the massive pro-democracy movement that ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Thousands of protesters filled the streets...
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In this Dec. 9, 2019 photo made available by the FBI, Saudi Arabia Defense Attaché Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz (second from right) meets with Saudi students at the NAS Pensacola base in Pensacola, Fla. The Navy announced on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, that flight training has been suspended for about 175 Saudi Arabian students in the wake of a shooting at the base on Friday that killed three sailors and injured eight others. (FBI via AP)
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December 12, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — No new international military students will come to the United States for training until new screening procedures are in place, the Pentagon said Thursday in the wake of the deadly shooting last week by a Saudi Arabian aviation trainee at a Florida Navy base. The Defense...
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December 12, 2019 - 2:21 pm
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is enlisting the help of the private sector to develop better ways to spot and intercept illicit opioids shipped into the United States through the mail. Several federal agencies on Thursday awarded a $500,000 prize to a Massachusetts firm...
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December 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its top Asia policy official is resigning after two years in the job. The top Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, told reporters Thursday that Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs since January 2018, confirmed to...
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A McAllen K-9 police officer walks past rebar that will make up the border wall before DHS Acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf tours and speaks to the local media at the border wall under construction on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, south of Donna, Texas./The Monitor via AP)
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December 12, 2019 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, people watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
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December 12, 2019 - 7:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. An...
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