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  • NATION

    APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday.

  • CELEBRITIES

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.

  • NATION

    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.

  • NATION

    Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises.

  • NATION

    Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

    A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday.

  • NATION

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

  • NATION

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

  • BUSINESS

    West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations...

  • NATION

    US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

    The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.

  • BUSINESS

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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