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The rank of captain has been symbolized by double silver bars since 1832, and is sometimes referred to as railroad tracks. (Robert Barnett/U.S. Air Force)

Army corrects retirement inequity

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December 20, 2014

About 160 Army officers pegged to be forced out of the service with reduced benefits will now be allowed to remain on active duty or retire with full benefits after an Army review found numerous officers were unfairly targeted.

“Under the...

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Despite claims that service is improving, defense transportation officials have declined to say how many privately owned military vehicle shipments remain severely delayed, and customers claim deep problems with deliveries persist. (U.S. Army)

Judge orders company to release servicemembers’, civilians’ vehicles

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December 20, 2014

A Defense Department subcontractor was ordered on Wednesday to release dozens of servicemembers’ and civilians’ vehicles seized in a financial dispute between the subcontractor and its partner company.

A U.S. District Court judge ordered...

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Actor Randall Park, center, portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (Ed Araquel/Columbia Pictures, Sony)

Hack attack over Sony’s ‘Interview’ shows risks of naming bad guys

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December 20, 2014

There are few things Hollywood loves — or relies on — more than a good villain.

From Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator,” which took satirical aim at Adolf Hitler, to countless Cold War-era pictures featuring Russian bad guys and more...

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Protesters picket outside the courthouse where U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, accused in the killing of transgender Filipina Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude, appears for the 1st time Friday, Dec.19, 2014, in Olongapo City, northwest of Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez/AP)

Family of transgender Filipina wants US Marine in local jail during trial

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December 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention...

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