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Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington.



Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

In their motion, accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s attorneys list more than 25 instances of Donald Trump disparaging Bergdahl during campaign rallies and nationally televised interviews.


President Trump signs legislation allowing Mattis to serve as defense secretary

President Donald Trump has signed legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as Defense Secretary.


Protesters make their mark on Trump's inauguration

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.


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'There will be trying moments': Bush's parting letter to Obama

It's a tradition for the outgoing president to leave a note to his successor in the Oval Office desk, offering a word of wise advice, like, among other things, "don't let the turkeys get you down," as Ronald Reagan told George H.W. Bush.


Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.


US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.



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Trump’s bigger Army could cost $12 billion by official’s math

President Donald Trump’s pledge to increase the Army’s active-duty troops to 540,000 from 465,000 today could cost at least an extra $12 billion once the goal is met, based on a formula provided by departing Army Secretary Eric Fanning.


Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said.


8 reported alive in rubble of alpine hotel hit by avalanche

Italian news reports say the number of people found alive under the rubble of the avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy has risen to eight, including two children.


US bombers flew from Missouri and killed 80 Islamic State fighters in Libya

U.S. warplanes struck Islamic State encampments in Libya overnight, killing more than 80 terrorists and destroying their makeshift training camps near Sirte, a town the group once dominated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday.


Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.


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Trump’s bigger Army could cost $12 billion by official’s math

President Donald Trump’s pledge to increase the Army’s active-duty troops to 540,000 from 465,000 today could cost at least an extra $12 billion once the goal is met, based on a formula provided by departing Army Secretary Eric Fanning.


Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said.


8 reported alive in rubble of alpine hotel hit by avalanche

Italian news reports say the number of people found alive under the rubble of the avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy has risen to eight, including two children.


US bombers flew from Missouri and killed 80 Islamic State fighters in Libya

U.S. warplanes struck Islamic State encampments in Libya overnight, killing more than 80 terrorists and destroying their makeshift training camps near Sirte, a town the group once dominated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday.


Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.



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Trump-tapped group presents plan for sweeping VA reforms

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, a conservative-backed group that has gained more influence since the election is renewing its effort to transfer oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities to a government-chartered nonprofit. It’s also seeking to expand veterans’ private-sector health care options.



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'The Hobbit' book returned after Marine takes it on 38-year unexpected journey

Bob James checked out the book in Ithaca before enlisting in the Marines in 1979. He believes the book was passed along to Marines and sailors serving aboard at least eight different ships in the western Pacific.


US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.


Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

In their motion, accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s attorneys list more than 25 instances of Donald Trump disparaging Bergdahl during campaign rallies and nationally televised interviews.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


'Roll Tide' plane makes way for new C-130 at Maxwell Air Force Base

Aircraft 42, "Roll Tide" is named such for the University of Alabama art displayed on its nose and has carried university football memorabilia while flying missions around the world.


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'The Hobbit' book returned after Marine takes it on 38-year unexpected journey

Bob James checked out the book in Ithaca before enlisting in the Marines in 1979. He believes the book was passed along to Marines and sailors serving aboard at least eight different ships in the western Pacific.


US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.


Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

In their motion, accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s attorneys list more than 25 instances of Donald Trump disparaging Bergdahl during campaign rallies and nationally televised interviews.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


'Roll Tide' plane makes way for new C-130 at Maxwell Air Force Base

Aircraft 42, "Roll Tide" is named such for the University of Alabama art displayed on its nose and has carried university football memorabilia while flying missions around the world.



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Air Force men's basketball setting a historic offensive pace

If the Falcons (9-9, 2-3 Mountain West) can maintain their 77.6 points-per-game average they would set a program record, besting a mark set in 1966. The scoring average represents a 9.2 jump from last year.


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Air Force men's basketball setting a historic offensive pace

If the Falcons (9-9, 2-3 Mountain West) can maintain their 77.6 points-per-game average they would set a program record, besting a mark set in 1966. The scoring average represents a 9.2 jump from last year.



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