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Hospitality industry to honor its heroes

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July 27, 2017
(Thursday, July 27, 2017) – The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) have announced 79 outstanding individuals have been nominated for...
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Lawmakers move toward agreement on funding for nearly bankrupt VA program

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July 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — House and Senate lawmakers came to a compromise Wednesday that would keep the Veterans Choice Program funded, while authorizing leases for new Department of Veterans...
Karl Johnson, 20th Security Forces Squadron trainer, demonstrates answering the phone at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2017. He explained proper operational security techniques for speaking on the telephone during an OPSEC brief. (DESTINEE SWEENEY/U.S. AIR FORCE)
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Mattis targets mandatory training in effort to become more lethal

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July 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a Pentagon review of the mandatory training and administrative requirements his troops face each year that cut into time that...
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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.
Medicinal marijuana buds are made available for patients at a medical marijuana dispensary in Long Beach, California. (GENARO MOLINA/LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT)
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House committee blocks attempt to let VA docs recommend marijuana

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July 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — A House committee has struck down a measure allowing Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where the...
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.