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Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement.
3 hours 5 min ago

WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador."
3 hours 36 min ago

Populist billionaire's party wins big in Czech Republic

The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic's parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic billionaire to become its next prime minister.
3 hours 40 min ago

Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant to speak at ACLU forum

A descendant of Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee will join a panel discussion in Carlsbad on Sunday for a forum on race, reconciliation and white privilege.
3 hours 45 min ago

'They started to burn our houses': Ethnic strife in Ethiopia threatens a key US ally

A largely hidden war in remote areas of Ethiopia has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 100,000 others and raised the specter of ethnic cleansing, potentially destabilizing an important U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism.
3 hours 51 min ago

'We're not just random people': How George W. Bush connected with those he sent to war

As the commander in chief, former President George W. Bush oversaw the return of thousands of troops in flag-draped transfer cases. Many more came home forever changed, some missing limbs, others with their minds racked with post-traumatic stress and blast injuries.
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