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Staff Sgt. Kevin Rivera, Air Force Radiation Assessment Team, checks a servicemember's radiation levels in Fukushima Prefecture on March 29, 2011. The U.S. military collected radiation and toxin samples at hundreds of places throughout Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant off line. (U.S. Air Force)

Judge: Sailors' class-action suit can proceed over alleged radiation exposure

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October 31, 2014

A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by about 200 Navy sailors and Marines can proceed against Japanese utility TEPCO and other defendants who they blame for a variety of ailments from radiation exposure following a...

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Marine Lt. Col. Doug Woodhams, U.S. Army Africa Sgt. Bromley and Liberian armed forces Capt. Abraham Karmara discuss construction details with a Liberian contractor at the future location of an Ebola treatment unit near Barclayville, Liberia, on Oct. 11, 2014.  Craig Philbrick/U.S. Army

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops returning from W. Africa

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October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for American troops returning from Ebola zones in West Africa, following a recommendation by top U.S. military officers.

The order that originated with...

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Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division uncovered these munitions in a large weapons cache in Iraq on Sept. 28, 2005. (Kevin Bromley/U.S. Army)

Report: Troops, vets to get checked for chemical exposure in Iraq

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October 31, 2014

The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to servicemembers and veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq as part of a review of how the military handled encounters with chemical munitions during the...

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In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Marine walks past a helicopter as Filipino activists stage a rally near their ship, the USS Peleliu, at the Subic Bay free port, about 50 miles northwest of Manila. (Aaron Favila/AP)

Amid Marine's murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

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October 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

The...

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