Military affairs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 22, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump administration's focus on expanding school choice — alternatives to...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, left, next to James Manker, VA Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, speaks about FY19 to the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaigning to keep his job, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Tuesday he had no intention of quitting despite blistering findings of travel abuses connected to his 11-day trip to Europe. He issued an extraordinary warning to VA staff rebelling against him: Get back in...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation found she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on a European trip at taxpayer expense. The internal investigation by the department...
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File - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on veteran caregiver support on Capitol Hill in Washington. An internal watchdog’s investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 14, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his staff lied that he was getting an award in order to justify his wife accompanying him at taxpayer expense on an 11-day European trip that mixed business and sightseeing, according to a...
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February 11, 2018 - 3:28 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris Koufodinas, a convicted terrorist and member of Greece's most notorious terrorist group, 17 November, has returned to prison after a 48-hour furlough, his second overall. Koufodinas, 60, arrived at Athens' Korydallos prison about 30 minutes before the 48 hours expired...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with almost $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks and Democrats seeking billions for infrastructure...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with law enforcement officials on the MS-13 street gang and border security, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 07, 2018 - 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump's request to the Pentagon for a military parade (all times local): 1:44 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump's desire for a massive military parade reflects his respect and fondness for the U.S. military. Mattis is briefing...
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A United States Park Police officer post a sign informing of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closing at an entrance to the ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...
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This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protesters waving giant flags of the YPG and other parties and militias, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said the country's air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack Syria. The warning comes as tensions are skyrocketing over apparent Turkish preparations to attack a Kurdish enclave in the north of the country. (YPG Press Office via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 8:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area...
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White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 16, 2018 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's health (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The White House physician says President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson administered Trump's first...
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