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USS Arizona survivors to miss Pearl Harbor ceremony

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/07/18, 10:34 am

About 20 Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to attend ceremonies Friday in Hawaii to remember the thousands of men killed in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. But for the first time, no one who survived the bombing of the USS Arizona will be present. The Arizona lost 1,177 sailors and Marines in the attack, the greatest number of any ship. All five of the remaining Arizona survivors are in their 90s, and none could make the trip to Hawaii this year, mostly for health reasons.

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Another U.S. soldier dies after Taliban attack

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/04/18, 10:32 am

A fourth U.S. soldier has died from wounds suffered last week in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, a 24-year-old Pennsylvania native, died at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Three U.S. service members were killed in the explosion last Tuesday near Ghazni, and two others were wounded. It was the deadliest attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan this year. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said it destroyed a U.S. tank.

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Senate opposes White House on Saudi relations

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/29/18, 11:34 am

The Senate voted 63-37 Wednesday to move forward with a resolution demanding the United States withdraw support for the Saudi-led war on rebels in Yemen. The move signals the Senate’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s policy of keeping relations with the kingdom on an even keel after the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.

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