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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Bilateral Meeting with Germany Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen June 28, 2017

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense Jim
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Review: A thrilling epic in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

An intersex Navy veteran can't get a passport. That could change.

On Tuesday, a federal-district court in Denver granted a motion to reopen Navy veteran Dana Zzyym's case against the State Department for denying their passport applications.
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Senate committee moves to speed up yearslong VA appeals process

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed on voice vote a bill that aims to speed up the process of getting veterans their earned benefits – a task that now takes between three and six years on average if a veteran is forced to appeal a benefits claim that is denied.
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Blame game in Portugal over wildfire that killed 64 people

Portugal's prime minister lost his patience with journalists' questions Wednesday as accusations flew about who or which agency might be to blame for the deaths of 64 people in a raging forest fire.
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From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters

More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger is widespread, and a new misery has been added: the world's biggest current outbreak of cholera, with more than 200,000 cases.
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