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Kim Jong Nam led a life of loneliness and fear and seclusion, rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother, stuck in a shadowy exile where he had to constantly worry about spies and secret agents and reporters.



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Journey to the front lines with the Islamic State

The journey took us more than 400 miles across the breadth of the newly emerging Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, a remote stretch of mostly desert land that covers as much as a third of the country.


Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.


It's ISIS, not ISIL, the Pentagon informs staff in new memo

The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Donald Trump.



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Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said.


Iraq's secretive security unit hunting down sleeper cells in Mosul

Using tips from Mosul residents, Iraq's National Security Service is taking the lead in tracking suspected Islamic State sleeper cells that have managed remain behind as Iraqi forces fight to retake the country's second largest city.


Sailor arrested in Florida on desertion charge

Police arrested Ana Lucia Gnecco, 24, in Hollywood, Fla. on Wednesday on behalf of the federal government. She is accused of deserting her post after having a baby last summer.



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Soldier-turned-robotics-CEO has a special understanding of his product's need

Shahar Abuhazira knows about dark places. He had the dicey assignment of crawling into tunnels to find terrorists as an infantry officer with the Israeli Defense Forces. Those missions prepared Abuhazira for his work as the chief executive of a Maryland company called Roboteam. It sells high-tech robots capable of carrying out at least some of the dangerous tasks he once performed.


Protesters mark Philippine revolt by condemning killings

Hundreds of left-wing and pro-democracy activists on Saturday marked the anniversary of the 1986 revolt that ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos to warn about what they say are the incumbent president's dictatorial tendencies and condemn his decision to allow Marcos to be buried in a heroes' cemetery.


Iraq's secretive security unit hunting down sleeper cells in Mosul

Using tips from Mosul residents, Iraq's National Security Service is taking the lead in tracking suspected Islamic State sleeper cells that have managed remain behind as Iraqi forces fight to retake the country's second largest city.


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Cheer squads dazzle the crowds with acrobatics at European competition

Emotions ran high and nerves were on edge Saturday morning at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center, well before championship hoops took to the court.


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Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

Tunisia's unhappy distinction as one of the world's primary jihadi exporters is coming home to haunt the country, where young men trained by the Islamic State group have killed tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd.


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Soldier-turned-robotics-CEO has a special understanding of his product's need

Shahar Abuhazira knows about dark places. He had the dicey assignment of crawling into tunnels to find terrorists as an infantry officer with the Israeli Defense Forces. Those missions prepared Abuhazira for his work as the chief executive of a Maryland company called Roboteam. It sells high-tech robots capable of carrying out at least some of the dangerous tasks he once performed.


Protesters mark Philippine revolt by condemning killings

Hundreds of left-wing and pro-democracy activists on Saturday marked the anniversary of the 1986 revolt that ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos to warn about what they say are the incumbent president's dictatorial tendencies and condemn his decision to allow Marcos to be buried in a heroes' cemetery.


Iraq's secretive security unit hunting down sleeper cells in Mosul

Using tips from Mosul residents, Iraq's National Security Service is taking the lead in tracking suspected Islamic State sleeper cells that have managed remain behind as Iraqi forces fight to retake the country's second largest city.


GALLERY

Cheer squads dazzle the crowds with acrobatics at European competition

Emotions ran high and nerves were on edge Saturday morning at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center, well before championship hoops took to the court.


Gallery

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

Tunisia's unhappy distinction as one of the world's primary jihadi exporters is coming home to haunt the country, where young men trained by the Islamic State group have killed tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd.




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Naval Academy boxers lace up gloves, steel themselves for fight night

Getting punched in the face is something not a lot of people would do for fun, but students at the United States Naval Academy have learned to love the feeling.


Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.


Appeals court upholds 25-year sentence for ex-Beale Air Force Base staff sergeant

Willie J. Holt III, convicted in 2015, alleged he was held in "filthy" conditions in a county jail after his conviction before he was transferred to a military detention facility.


Coast Guard detains 2 Panama-flagged ships for safety issues

Officials say two Panama-flagged cargo ships have been detained on the Willamette and Columbia rivers because of safety issues.


Navy Seabees to be recognized with monument at Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The Seabees monument will be in the front of the museum, alongside monuments for historic airborne and special operations forces and other support units. It will be the first on the museum grounds honoring a Navy unit.


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Naval Academy boxers lace up gloves, steel themselves for fight night

Getting punched in the face is something not a lot of people would do for fun, but students at the United States Naval Academy have learned to love the feeling.


Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.


Appeals court upholds 25-year sentence for ex-Beale Air Force Base staff sergeant

Willie J. Holt III, convicted in 2015, alleged he was held in "filthy" conditions in a county jail after his conviction before he was transferred to a military detention facility.


Coast Guard detains 2 Panama-flagged ships for safety issues

Officials say two Panama-flagged cargo ships have been detained on the Willamette and Columbia rivers because of safety issues.


Navy Seabees to be recognized with monument at Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The Seabees monument will be in the front of the museum, alongside monuments for historic airborne and special operations forces and other support units. It will be the first on the museum grounds honoring a Navy unit.



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D-II girls final

BFA earns second straight title by topping Bitburg

After falling behind 15-12 in the third quarter, the Falcons scored the game’s final nine points, shutting down the Barons with a stifling full-court press.


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D-II girls final

BFA earns second straight title by topping Bitburg

After falling behind 15-12 in the third quarter, the Falcons scored the game’s final nine points, shutting down the Barons with a stifling full-court press.



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