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VP Pence struggles to quell Europe's Trump angst

The U.S. delegation couldn’t escape President Donald Trump’s shifting stances on NATO, threats about the need for members to pay up and a new warning last week that the U.S. could “moderate” its support for allies should members not pick up the pace of their defense spending.
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NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the rapid debunking of a claim that a German soldier serving as part of a NATO mission to Lithuania raped a teenage girl "underlines the importance of a free and independent media."
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Finding poison in N. Korean airport attack is hardest part

A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours. It's the perfect recipe for a thrilling cloak-and-dagger spy novel. Except some — or possibly even all — of this tale could be true.
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Florida veterans finding healing through songwriting

Nashville songwriter Bob Regan is proudest of dozens of songs that will likely never become mainstream hits — songs of pain and loss written by combat veterans through Operation Song.
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Coast Guard seeks public input on Cape Lookout Lighthouse in North Carolina

The Coast Guard says the present power supply at the lighthouse is at the end of its expected service life. To improve reliability, the Coast Guard wants to install solar panels as an energy source and LED technology for the light.
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Down by 25, Army rallies to beat Navy 71-68

Jordan Fox scored 22 points with a career-high five 3-pointers, including a go-ahead 3 late that helped Army overcome a 25-point deficit to beat archrival Navy 70-68 on Saturday.
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