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Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong, who is a suspect in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother, is escorted out of court by police officers in Sepang, Malaysia, on March 1, 2017. AP PHOTO/DANIEL CHAN

Suspects to plead innocent over Kim Jong Nam's assassination

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July 28, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead innocent when...
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Duck and cover 2.0: How N. Korea is prompting new efforts to prepare for a nuclear attack

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July 28, 2017
Fleets of big black trucks, harbor boats and aircraft, equipped with radiation sensors and operated by specially trained law enforcement teams, are ready to swing into action in...
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford attends a Senate hearing on June 13, 2017. According to reports on Thursday, July 27, Dunford said in a memo to military leaders that "there will be no modifications" to current transgender policy for now, amid recent announcements on the subject by President Donald Trump. CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Dunford: No change to Pentagon transgender policy until Trump provides guidance

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July 28, 2017
WASHINGTON — There has been no change to the Pentagon’s transgender policy, the top U.S.
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'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

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July 27, 2017
SAN DIEGO — A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve.
Then-Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald waits to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in November, 2015. JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Former secretary McDonald: Keep politics out of VA

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July 28, 2017
WASHINGTON – As the long-standing debate about whether the Department of Veterans Affairs is sliding too far into the private sector reignited this week, former VA Secretary Bob...
President Donald Trump looks out before speaking at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 28, 2017. Trump said on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the armed forces. (BRIGITTE N. BRANTLEY/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

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July 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S.