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Green Beret who beat Afghan official over alleged child assault to stay in Army

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Army has reversed a decision to discharge a Green Beret for kicking and body slamming an Afghan police commander accused of sexually assaulting a boy.<p>The Army said in a statement Thursday night that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland's status has changed, which allows him …

Military to Release Report on Doctors Without Borders Hospital Attack Friday

A military investigation into the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan in October will be released Friday, multiple defense officials told NBC News.<p>The U.S. airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz on Oct. 3 killed at least 42 people, the nonprofit …

Fiorina just a pawn in cynical game Cruz won't win

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday, Ted Cruz announced that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who dropped out of the presidential race in February, would be his running mate.<p>At first I was perplexed. Cruz isn't the nominee. It's looking increasingly unlikely that he will be, and people who aren't …

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that …

Military

Email privacy bill passes the House with flying colors

Authorities might soon be required to get a search warrant if they want providers like Gmail to hand over your emails, even if they're older than 180 days. The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act, which updates the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act …

U.S. Fight Against ISIS in Syria Will Get More Military Personnel

President Barack Obama said the U.S. will send an additional 250 military personnel to Syria, significantly expanding the American presence there to fight ISIS.<p>Obama made the announcement in a speech in Germany. He said the additional troops — including some special forces as well as medical and …

The US is dropping 'cyberbombs' on ISIS

US Cyber Command reportedly begins carrying out attacks on terrorist group<p>The US has begun launching cyberattacks against ISIS, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, marking a significant shift in its battle against the terrorist organization. According to the <i>Times</i>, the US Cyber Command has been tasked with …

Cyber-attacks

3 kids survive slaying of 8 family members in Ohio

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight family members found dead in a rural southern Ohio community were shot in the head "execution style," most while they slept, authorities said Friday.<p>Officers are searching for the killer or killers, who are probably armed and a danger to surviving family members, Pike County Sheriff …

Ted Cruz: 'Major announcement' at 4 p.m.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will make "a major announcement" at 4 p.m. ET at the Pan American Pavilion in Indianapolis, he told reporters Wednesday morning.<p>"We'll be making a major announcement so I encourage folks to come and join us," he said in a brief media availability outside his …

FBI says it won't disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the …

Privacy

Sinking Boaty McBoatface isn’t about democracy, but the erosion of distinctively British humour

Last week, the British government disappointed its subjects (and the rest of us, watching from home by signalling it would overturn the results of an …

Great Britain

Poll: Trump Reaches 50 Percent Support Nationally for the First Time

Donald Trump has reached 50 percent support from Republicans and Republican-leaners nationally for the first time since the beginning of the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll in late December. This milestone is significant as the 2016 primary heads into its final few weeks of …

Will I Risk Going to Star Wars Opening Night?

Last week, some friends and I were sitting around, when one of the friends offered an extra ticket he had to the opening night of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</i> While I internally debated the hassle of a packed theater and being at the movies at midnight on Thursday, another friend piped up, "There's …

ISIS has found a huge moneymaking method that's 'impervious to sanctions and air raids'

A recent report in The New York Times shows that ISIS — aka ISIL, Islamic State, and Daesh — pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars from "taxing" and extorting those who live in the territory that the group controls in Iraq and Syria.<p>ISIS is thought to make as much as $900 million from residents …

Income Tax

Refugees Are Not the Problem, My Fellow Americans. Fear Is.

It's sad how quickly the world's pre-eminent refuge from war and persecution -- the United States of America -- can forget its roots: Except for Native Americans, we all of us descend from refugee or immigrant origins.<p>But fear can obliterate that common heritage instantly. Republicans especially …

Syrian Refugees

Florida Man Refused Service at Arby's Because He's a Cop

A Pembroke PD officer went hunting for a liter of cola, but the Arby's employees shut him down.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Arby's CEO Paul Brown has apologized to the PPPD via press release. "This isolated incident does not represent Arby's Restaurant Group (ARG) views and Arby's values," he said. "We appreciate all …

Rand Paul On Clerk Refusing Same-Sex Marriage Licences: Protest Is Part Of The American Way

"Whether or not people who still work for the state can do it without the legislature changing it, is something I'm going to leave up to the courts exactly how to do it," Paul said.<p>During a radio interview on Monday, Sen. Rand Paul said that while a Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage …