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The Army is preparing to cut 40,000 soldiers as part of defense spending cuts. We visit Hinesville, Georgia, which depends heavily on nearby Fort Stewart, one of the places to be scaled back.
July 10, 2015
South Carolina is set to take down the flag that's flown on the statehouse grounds for years. It will be taken down the street to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.
July 10, 2015
Greeks who want their country to continue using the euro held a rally in Athens Thursday. Many see it as a last-ditch attempt to pressure the government to reach an agreement with its lenders.
July 10, 2015
Internal audits, never before made public, provide striking evidence of billing mistakes in Medicare Advantage health plans. The Center for Public Integrity filed suit to obtain the records.
July 10, 2015
The House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill Friday that would increase National Institutes of Health funding and ease rules for the approval of new drugs. But the Senate may not go along.
July 10, 2015
The rules have been altered following cases where patients killed themselves, saying they couldn't bear the pain and couldn't get painkillers. But advocates say the changes haven't gone far enough.
July 10, 2015
Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between The World And Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.
July 10, 2015
Stabler led the the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory, and played college football at the University of Alabama under coach Bear Bryant.
July 09, 2015
Sgt. Charles Schroeter, who received the Medal of Honor for his valor during the Indian Wars, was buried in an unmarked communal crypt in San Diego. Today, he returned to his comrades-in-arms.
July 09, 2015
A federal report out today reinforces that states have huge differences in their definition of "proficiency."
July 09, 2015
Ex-Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has defended the Confederate battle flag for years, making a nuanced argument for what it represents. But that's been complicated after the shooting at a Charleston church.
July 09, 2015
A French company has filed a patent for an airplane seating plan that arranges passengers in a hexagon pattern with the middle seat facing backwards.
July 09, 2015
The decision to shrink the Army to 450,000 active-duty personnel was made months ago, but Congress was only briefed on the details of the plan in recent days.
July 09, 2015
This election has been called the "selfie election." It turns out there's an art to the political selfie. And with this many candidates running for president, they are in need of some advice.
July 09, 2015
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said that Moscow poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that Ukraine requires U.S. arms to counter Russian aggression.
July 09, 2015
FBI Director James Comey says the agency arrested more than 10 people, radicalized through social media, plotting to kill Americans on Independence Day.
July 09, 2015
As Greeks argue about how their troubled country should reform, the debate has often turned personal and nationalistic. Some people are even accusing each other of treason.
July 09, 2015
Wild bees are some of nature's busiest pollinators of crops and flowers. But new evidence suggests a warming climate is squeezing the bounds of where bumblebees can live.
July 09, 2015
The announcement follows last month's Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples may legally wed in all 50 states.
July 09, 2015
In the building where slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney once worked in the state Senate, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill that will remove the flag from its spot in front of the Capitol building.
July 09, 2015

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