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Day: July 11, 2018

12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks- composite image.

Thai cave rescue operation saves boys, coach: What comes next

Jane Onyanga-Omara and John Bacon, USA TODAY ~~ MAE SAI, Thailand – The last four boys and their coach were freed from a cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday (July 10), the third day of a harrowing and heroic rescue operation that brought the young Wild Boars footballers out of a winding, flooded cavern where […]

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Margaret Stock, an Alaska-based immigration attorney and a retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.

US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

By Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press and Garance Burke, The Associated Press—REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION AIR FORCE TIMES ~~ SAN ANTONIO — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how […]

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A Chinese investor stands in front of an electronic display showing stock data at a brokerage house in Beijing July 6, 2018. AP Photo by Mark Schielelbein-AP

US tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation

By JOE MCDONALD, PAUL WISEMAN AND DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS ~~ BEIJING, JULY 6 8 AM ET – The United States and China hiked tariffs Friday on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, launching what Beijing called the “biggest trade war in economic history” in a spiraling dispute over technology. The Trump administration is […]

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Atlanta police bomb squad responds after a veteran who said he was disgruntled with the Department of Veterans Affairs set himself on fire in protest June 26 outside the Georgia Capitol. AP Photo

Air Force vet who set himself on fire to protest the VA dies of wounds

By: J.D. Simkins, Military Times Editor/Writer ~~ Investigators have confirmed that the Air Force veteran who set himself on fire on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol building in protest of the Department of Veterans Affairs has died. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced this week that 58-year-old John Michael Watts died Monday, less than […]

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