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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. With his move to ban transgender people from military service on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 26, 2017 - 8:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve. Another transgender service member said he will not be kicked out without a fight. Transgender veterans and active...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. With his move to ban transgender people from military service on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 26, 2017 - 8:45 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve. Another transgender service member said he will not be kicked out without a fight. Transgender veterans and active...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2107 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 26, 2017 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces. Returning to...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said June 23. Dunford told a Senate committee there have been some issues identified with recruiting transgender individuals that “some of the service chiefs believe need to be resolved before we move forward.” He said Mattis was reviewing the matter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 24, 2017 - 2:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said June 23. Dunford told a Senate committee there have been some issues identified with recruiting transgender individuals that “some of the service chiefs believe need to be resolved before we move forward.” He said Mattis was reviewing the matter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected...
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June 12, 2017 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the military tops the agenda as the Pentagon's top leaders testify before a congressional panel, but the session is likely to veer into questions about Russia, Qatar's alleged support for terrorism, the Syrian civil war and other thorny...
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Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, right, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, salute during flag-raising rites to celebrate the 119th anniversary of Philippine independence at Manila's Rizal Park Monday June 12, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the ceremony and the traditional Independence Day celebration at the Palace.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
June 12, 2017 - 7:53 am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos marked their country's Independence Day by raising the national flag Monday in a southern city where troops pressed assaults to quell a three-week siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants that has left 270 combatants and civilians dead. Many were teary-...
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Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, right, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, salute during flag-raising rites to celebrate the 119th anniversary of Philippine independence at Manila's Rizal Park Monday June 12, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the ceremony and the traditional Independence Day celebration at the Palace.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
June 12, 2017 - 6:40 am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos marked the country's Independence Day by raising the national flag Monday in a southern city where troops pressed assaults to quell a three-week siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants that has left 270 combatants and civilians dead. Many were teary-eyed...
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In this photo taken April 19, 2017, Andrew Traver, director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) speaks during an interview at Marine Corps Base Quantico, in Quantico, Va. In an office at the Marines’ Quantico base outside Washington, about 20 investigators sit elbow to elbow, staring into their computers as images of naked men and women flash across the screens. The objective of all this disturbing sleuth work is to root out the depths of a nude-photo sharing scandal that has rocked the Corps, embarrassed its leaders and spread to other military services. And the sheer weight of the objectionable material is daunting. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 06, 2017 - 2:41 am
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — In a cramped office at the Marines' Quantico base outside Washington, about 20 investigators sit elbow to elbow, staring into their computers as images of naked men and women flash across the screens. On the walls are white boards with statistics, crime lists...
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In this photo taken April 19, 2017, Andrew Traver, director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) speaks during an interview at Marine Corps Base Quantico, in Quantico, Va. In an office at the Marines’ Quantico base outside Washington, about 20 investigators sit elbow to elbow, staring into their computers as images of naked men and women flash across the screens. The objective of all this disturbing sleuth work is to root out the depths of a nude-photo sharing scandal that has rocked the Corps, embarrassed its leaders and spread to other military services. And the sheer weight of the objectionable material is daunting. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 06, 2017 - 2:41 am
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — Some 20 investigators are spending their workday scouring the internet for evidence in the photo-sharing scandal that has rocked the Marine Corps. Leaders in the Corps have been embarrassed by revelations that military members have been posting nude photos...
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