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** FILE ** Female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky., in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

8 women remain in Army Ranger course

- The Washington Times

Of the 19 women who began the first integrated Ranger Course on Sunday, eight have survived the Ranger Assessment Phase and are continuing through one of the Army’s most elite training programs.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The president took full responsibility for deaths of American, Italian hostages, expresses apologies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fatal U.S. drone strike on hostages raises questions about policy

- The Washington Times

President Obama was forced to concede Thursday that the U.S. killed two innocent hostages, including an American, in a drone strike targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan in January, raising fresh questions about the administration’s drone policy and its efforts to rescue captives held by terrorists.

The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un does not appear interested in holding sincere talks on giving up his nuclear arms. (Associated Press)

Kim Jong-un stirs Chinese controversy over name of mountain he claims to have scaled

The story Monday of North Korea’s obese leader, Kim Jong-un, scaling a 9,000-foot mountain — in leather shoes and neat dress coat, on a pair of legs that had undergone operation and needed a walking cane only a couple of months ago — has stirred up a firestorm on China’s Internet, the world’s largest closed cyber community with over 600 million users known as Netizens.

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Despite spat with House, Patrick expects no special session

Associated Press

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick predicts a looming legislative deadlock will be broken and that odds are "20 percent or less" that a special legislative session will be needed this summer, despite his argument with House Speaker Joe Straus at a breakfast meeting over border security bills passed by each chamber.

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

- Associated Press

With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.

Ex-VA investigator in Oklahoma is charged with 26 counts

Associated Press

Prosecutors have filed more charges against the fired chief investigator of the Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department after authorities allege he had faked his credentials and was actually a convicted felon.

CLARIFYING IDENTITY OF MAN. A member of the Iraqi security forces aims his weapon to attack Islamic State group militants on al-Houz bridge on the Euphrates river in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 24, 2015. Iraqi security forces recaptured a key bridge from Islamic militants in the capital of western Anbar on Friday, said an Iraqi security official, as top Shiite cleric renewed calls for national unity among political groups in the face of Islamic militant group. (AP Photo)

Car bombs driven by foreigners hit Iraq-Jordan border post

- Associated Press

Three suicide car bombs driven by foreigners targeted the remote desert border crossing between Iraq and Jordan Saturday killing at least four Iraqi soldiers, said Iraqi officials.

Yasuo Yamamoto, left, who admitted to landing a drone on the roof of the prime minister's office, is escorted out Obama Police Station in Obama, Fukui prefecture, western Japan Saturday, April 25, 2015. Japanese police arrested the man, officials said Saturday. Tokyo metropolitan police said the man turned himself in late Friday in Fukui police in western Japan. (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office

- Associated Press

Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.

Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans

- Associated Press

The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.

State releases over 4,000 emails in National Guard case

- Associated Press

The state of Alaska released more than 4,000 pages of emails covering the National Guard scandal, but they revealed little new information into how former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration handled the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.

50 years later, Vietnam veterans still live with war

- Associated Press

As a special forces commander during the Vietnam war, Bill Fritts of Byron ran recon and civil affairs missions in and around South Vietnam for 32 months. But it wasn't until two decades later, when the war had long been over, that Fritts realized it wasn't over for him.

Court: Family of teen shot across border can't sue in US

- Associated Press

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Attorney General Eric Holder waves to Justice Department during a farewell gathering at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, April 24, 2015. Holder was bidding farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder was addressing employees at an afternoon ceremony one day after his chosen successor, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed by the Senate following a months-long delay.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

- Associated Press

Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history.

2 nuke launch officers face illegal drug charges

- Associated Press

Two more Air Force nuclear missile launch officers have been charged with illegal drug use in cases stemming from an investigation that led to the disclosure last year of a separate exam-cheating scandal, the Air Force said Friday.