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Navy, Marines triple paid maternity leave in effort to attract women

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July 04, 2015

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Looking for a way to persuade more women to enlist in the Navy and the Marines, the two service branches have expanded a benefit, tripling the amount of time off new mothers will be given after the birth of a...

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Former Air Force officer Tyler Haugseth, right, stands with his husband, Capt. Brent Cox. Haugseth, who lives with Cox in San Antonio, said the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the U.S. was a win for gay servicemembers but left unanswered questions about adoption and parental rights. (Courtesy Tyler Haugseth)

Ruling a step forward for gay servicemembers, but questions remain

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July 02, 2015

NAPLES, Italy — When Army Lt. Col. Josh Hawley-Molloy arrived for duty in San Antonio with his husband, Johnathon, and their 2-year-old daughter, Kylie, he wondered how his family would fare in a state that didn’t recognize their marriage.

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Members of The Old Guard looks more flags and more empty headstones toward the end of the Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery on May 21, 2015, inside the columbarium. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Stirred by Old Glory: Is America the most flag-loving country in the world?

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July 04, 2015

Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to symbolize collective perseverance and conquest...

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Tropical storm approaching Guam

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July 02, 2015

AGANA, Guam (AP) - A tropical storm is expected to pass through Marianas as a typhoon over the weekend, bringing rain, thunder and strong winds.

The Pacific Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/...

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