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  A Filipino activist hold a slogan during a rally near the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay free port, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Manila on Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. The group placed a subpoena on barb wires for accused U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is said to be detained at the USS Peleliu after being allegedly killing transgender Jennifer Laude inside a motel in Olongapo.  Aaron Favila/AP

Marine suspect in Philippine killing tests US ties

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October 20, 2014

OLONGAPO, Philippines — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them...

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Morale drops among Defense Department's civilian workers

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October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Civilian defense employees have grown increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, and many wouldn't recommend their organization as a good place to work, according to the federal government's 2014 personnel survey.

Employee...

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In this photo provided by the UCLA Health System, doctors and staff participate in a preparedness exercise on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.   Reed Hutchinson/UCLA Health System

Pentagon preps new Ebola team, CDC to revise protocol

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October 20, 2014

ATLANTA — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical...

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kevin Baird, 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) commander, practices donning personal protective equipment at Fort Eustis, Va., Oct. 15, 2014 as soldiers prepare to deploy to West Africa to fight Ebola. (Kayla Newman/U.S. Air Force)

Obama authorizes call-up of National Guard troops, reserves if needed to address Ebola

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October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Obama signed an executive...

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