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Army Sgt. Shane Ortega shaves at home at Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Ortega, a transgender man who was forced to buy a women's dress uniform for a meeting about transgender policy issues, says that the level of discrimination and ignorance in the military about transgender people is huge. (Kent Nishimura/The Washington Post)

Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming by July

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June 25, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is expected to repeal its ban on transgender service members within weeks, Pentagon officials said Friday, putting to rest a long and...
Former U.S. Army soldier Danny Ingram poses for a portrait at his home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Ingram was one of the first to be expelled after "don't ask, don't tell" was enacted. (John Bazemore/AP)

Few veterans expelled under 'don't ask, don't tell' seek corrections

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June 25, 2016
Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to...
Han Song Ryol, director-general of the department of U.S. affairs at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, left, answers questions Friday, June 24, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea, saying that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with. (Wong Maye-E/AP)

North Korea: We won't abandon nukes with US gun to our head

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June 25, 2016
PYONGYANG, North Korea — The top North Korean official for U.S.
Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee, right, salutes during an awards ceremony at at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on May 1, 2015, after he received the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan. A Calif. congressman is requesting that newly-sworn-in Army Secretary Eric Fanning consider whether Plumlee should be awarded the Medal of Honor, a recommendation that was denied in 2015 under then-Army Secretary John McHugh. 	 Codie Mendenhall/U.S. Army

Green Beret has 'mixed emotions' about being denied Medal of Honor

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June 28, 2016
 Army Sgt. 1st Class Earl D. Plumlee had just taken a photograph with other members of his unit when an enormous explosion shook his base in Afghanistan.

Red light runners beware!

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June 24, 2016
Senator Jim Espaldon (R-Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon) has introduced legislation to establish an automated traffic safety enforcement program for major Guam highways. He is joined in...