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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.
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USMC: Wrong man got credit in Iwo Jima flag-raising photo

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June 24, 2016
WASHINGTON — Pfc. Harold Schultz was actually one of the Marines who raised the American flag over Iwo Jima in 1945 in what is considered “the most famous war photograph,” the...

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...
Capt. Kyle Moses, commodore of Commander, Task Force 56, is seen in an October, 2015 file photo. (David Kolmel/U.S. Navy)

Navy personnel unlikely to face courts-martial for getting detained by Iran

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June 24, 2016
The Navy has completed its investigation into how sailors were detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in January, and it appears unlikely that any U.S. service member will...