Armed forces

An Army soldier hops out of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle after moving it into place by the Lincoln Memorial, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Washington, ahead of planned Fourth of July festivities with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 03, 2019 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display of military muscle and protesters are ready to...
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People hold signs protesting the treatment of asylum seekers held in immigration detention centers Tuesday, July 2, 2019, outside the office of Sen. Pat Roberts in Overland Park, Kan. The protest, with about 150 participants, was one of several held outside congressional offices nationwide calling for the closure of the detention centers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 03, 2019 - 6:58 pm
"Inhumane." ''Shameful." ''Intolerable." ''Brutal." Mounting revelations about squalid and dangerously overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding centers have fueled public outrage heading into the Fourth of July weekend, with protesters taking to the streets and social media to decry the...
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Hundreds of Mexican federal police gather at a police command center in the Iztapalapa borough, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, to protest against plans to force them into the newly formed National Guard. The protest comes as the government is officially starting to deploy the National Guard to several states to fight crime and control immigration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 03, 2019 - 6:10 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially...
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An injured migrant is treated inside a Tripoli, Libya, after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. An airstrike hit the detention center for migrants early Wednesday, killing several. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 03, 2019 - 5:00 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The latest on developments in Libya, where an airstrike on a migrant detention center in Tripoli killed at least 44 people (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says it will issue a statement condemning the attack on a migrant detention camp...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, is escorted back to her vehicle after she speaks at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, about what she saw at area border facilities Monday, July 1, 2019. (Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as "choir practice" — a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds. T.J. Bonner, who led the National Border Patrol Council...
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July 03, 2019 - 4:13 pm
A new push is underway to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes. At...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. A fire on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there were survivors. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 3:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Some crew members survived a fire that killed 14 sailors on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday without specifying the number of survivors from the blaze. Speaking at the navy's Arctic base of Severomorsk, Defense Minister Sergei...
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One of two Bradley Fighting Vehicles is parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 03, 2019 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's military as a political prop. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was...
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A framed photo of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter, Valeria, sits on an altar with flowers during a candlelight vigil at Alice Hope Wilson Park in Brownsville, Texas, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley hosted the vigil. The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital Monday. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 6:54 am
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents are searching for a missing 2-year-old girl in the Rio Grande near the Texas town of Del Rio. According to a news release on Tuesday, agents from the Del Rio Border Patrol Station detained a woman from Haiti shortly after she crossed the Rio Grande...
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A portion of a report from government auditors reveals images of people penned into overcrowded Border Patrol facilities, photographed Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. The report released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General warns that facilities in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley face "serious overcrowding" and require "immediate attention." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 02, 2019 - 5:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In one photo, one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41 presses a piece of cardboard against the window, with the word "help." In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. And in a third, a woman wearing a surgical mask presses both of her hands against the...
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