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An account has been set up to fund search-and-rescue efforts for Mat Healy, a U.S. Navy civilian based on Okinawa who went missing Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, while skiing in Nagano, Japan. SCREENSHOT FROM GOFUNDME
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Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

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February 22, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.
In a 2010 file photo, Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale takes part in a press conference. (CHERIE CULLEN/DOD)
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Former DOD comptroller: Be skeptical of military claims of readiness crisis

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February 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – A former Defense Department comptroller said Tuesday the public should be skeptical of the dire warnings of a readiness crisis coming from the military this year.
A golden eagle. (MICHAEL PEARCE, WICHITA EAGLE/MCT)

Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles

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February 22, 2017
Under French military supervision, four golden eagle chicks hatched last year atop drones - born into a world of terror and machines they would be bred to destroy.
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Wife allegedly shoots Fort Bliss soldier to prevent divorce

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February 22, 2017
A Fort Bliss woman allegedly shot her husband because she would rather have him “dead than divorced,” according to court documents.
Make America Great Again hats are stocked at a Republican event at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 15. (MATT MCCLAIN/WASHINGTON POST PHOTO)

Federal workers grapple with neutrality in the era of Trump

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February 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — A Veterans Affairs employee is confused about whether he can display a bobblehead doll of President Donald Trump on his desk.
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. William Jurney, left, incoming commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruit Region, receives the Marine Corps colors from Brig. Gen. James W. Bierman, outgoing commanding general, in San Diego on July 15, 2016. LANCE CPL. ERICK J. CLAROSVILLALTA/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines accused of violating US Constitution with religious display

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February 21, 2017
The local ACLU chapter on Friday joined the Military Religious Freedom Foundation in publicly accusing Marine leaders of discriminating against Jews and other non-Christian...