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After court-martial, Marine cites religious freedom in continued legal fight

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May 23, 2015

A court case working its way through the military justice system raises a basic question: Should a member of the military be allowed to post a religious passage in her place of work?

The case involves Monifa Sterling, a Marine veteran who...

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A Nepalese soldier and Staff Sgt. Josh Foley, 36th Mobility Response Squadron aerial port supervisor, move relief supplies May 7, 2015, at the Kathmandu international airport in Nepal. The U.S. military has ended the aid mission it launched in Nepal following last month’s earthquake and personnel are in the process of leaving the country. (Melissa White/Courtesy U.S. Air Force)

US military heading home from aid mission in Nepal

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May 22, 2015

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has ended the aid mission it launched in Nepal following last month’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Lt. Gen. John Wissler, commander of the U.S. joint task force in Nepal, told The Associated Press...

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A P-8A Poseidon aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle on Nov. 20, 2014. A P-8 was patrolling what the U.S. considers international airspace over the South China Sea on May 20, 2015, when it was warned away by a Chinese navy ground dispatcher at Fiery Cross Reef. China considers the reef its territory. (Boeing Aircraft/U.S. Navy)

China's actions mean larger role for P-8 Poseidon, 1 of Navy's newest planes

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May 23, 2015

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The P-8A Poseidons that patrol over the South China Sea’s disputed territory don’t end up on many posters, nor are they likely to dethrone fighter planes as Hollywood’s favorite military aircraft.

The P-8,...

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Is the US military ready to accommodate troops who breast-feed?

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May 22, 2015

The Affordable Care Act requires American employers to provide a “reasonable” break time for nursing mothers, and a private place for mothers to pump (or “express,” as the Department of Labor puts it) their breast milk. But in the military...

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