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U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is charged in the Oct. 11, 2014, killing of Jennifer Laude in the Philippines. (Olongapo City Police)

Defense to present Marine's case in slaying of transgender Filipina

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August 01, 2015

The defense case for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipina during a port call is set to begin Monday, according to Philippine media.

Prosecutors say Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, 19, killed Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude...

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CNMI representative endorses call for a public referendum on expansion of military exercises

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August 01, 2015

July 30, 2015 - HONOLULU -- Today, Representative Angel A. Demapan of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) officially endorsed the Pacific Islands Society’s call for a public referendum on the proposed expansion of U.S....

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Authorities talk to workers at a Navy and Marine Corps recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., where a gunman opened fire Thursday, July 16, 2015. Yellow tape cordoned off an area with blue shell casing markers in the parking lot. (Tim Barber, Chattanooga Times Free Press/TNS)

Carter reinforces authority to arm more troops on US installations

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August 01, 2015

WASHINGTON — Military commanders at stateside installations can authorize more troops to carry firearms, but few changes have been made as Pentagon officials review policies in the wake of an attack that killed five servicemembers in Chattanooga...

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The USS Michigan is one of the Navy's four nuclear-powered Ohio-class guided-missile submarines. The Michigan, which is 560 feet long, is capable of conducting strike operations and supporting special operations missions. The submarine arrived at Yokosuka Naval Base on July 6, 2015, for a scheduled port visit. (Tyler Hlavac/Stars and Stripes)

Navy gets mileage out of its guided-missile submarines — while it can

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July 31, 2015

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS Michigan and three others like it can pack more conventional missile firepower than any other submarines — and in about a decade, they’re probably going away.

Guided-missile submarines like Michigan can...

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