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- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
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- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Stars And Stripes
Old Glory just can't catch a break in the courts. Judges have said you can do anything with the American flag, burn it, step on it, spit on it. Twenty-five years ago the Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment right of the "Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade" to set fire to a stolen flag as an expression of free speech. Last week, an appellate court in San Francisco (naturally) decided that kids can't wear a T-shirt with the Stars and Stripes on it lest it offend someone.
Japan gave the world samurai, but now one of its cities has banned "scary" tattoos on a beach frequented by American soldiers.
Watch live as the 2014 Sochi Olympics come to a close.
U.S. military researchers are shocking troops' brains to see if electricity jolts could be substituted for coffee and energy drinks, a couple of newspapers reported.
Officially, it's called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit. Unofficially, it's called the "Iron Man" suit. Regardless, Adm. William McRaven, the man in charge of U.S. Special Operations Command, expects America's special operators to be outfitted with the advanced gear by 2018.
When Todd Lodwick leads Team USA into the Olympic stadium on Friday night for the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games, the responsibility of the role of flagbearer won't be the only thing weighing on him.
A U.S. Navy Knighthawk helicopter crashed on Monday near the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, injuring two of the four crewmembers aboard.
Stars and Stripes — long may it wave? Maybe not. The venerable newspaper that has reported independent news about the American military since the Civil War finds itself on the budget-cutting front lines.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has no more connection to the state of Virginia than my two sisters, who have lived in Texas and Wisconsin for the past 40-plus years. Perhaps that is why Mr. McAuliffe needs a history lesson ("McAuliffe blasts flying of Confederate flag; issue is politically tricky," Web, Oct. 2).
New Army rules on grooming will mean recruits seeking to sign on the dotted line will first have to prove they don’t have tattoos that stretch past the elbow and that can be hidden under most shirts.
So much for thanks: As the U.S. accelerates its exit from a decadelong, $100 billion reconstruction effort in Afghanistan, American generosity is getting an unwelcome penalty in the form of taxes and fees imposed by President Hamid Karzai’s government on U.S. contractors supporting the rebuilding effort.
So much for thanks: As the U.S. accelerates its exit from a decadelong, $100 billion reconstruction effort in Afghanistan, American generosity is getting an unwelcome penalty in the form of taxes and fees imposed by President Hamid Karzai's government on U.S. contractors supporting the rebuilding effort.
The homosexual movement is transforming America. A great cultural change has taken place. The homosexual lifestyle — once considered a moral abomination — is today not only accepted, but celebrated.
An estimated 100 U.S. citizens are trapped on U.S. military bases in Kuwait, unable to leave the post else face arrest — the victims of a Kuwaiti prime minister's sister-in-law who felt snubbed when a recent contract wrapped without renewal.
A quiet ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of D-Day opened Thursday in France with the raising of the Stars and Stripes at the American cemetery that overlooks Omaha Beach.