Military and defense

FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
January 18, 2017 - 7:47 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study. The Army published a notice in the Federal Register Wednesday of its...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
January 18, 2017 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gives her farewell address at the National Press Club in Washington. The University of California said President Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications. The Office of the President said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Napolitano was diagnosed last August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 18, 2017 - 3:23 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
January 18, 2017 - 2:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any...
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January 17, 2017 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president. More than 100 black Secret Service agents alleged in the 2000 lawsuit that they...
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Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos arrives before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 9:05 p.m. Betsy DeVos says unwanted kissing and touching, like the behavior Donald Trump once bragged about, is sexual assault. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray asked DeVos, the president-elect's nominee for education secretary, "If this...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. President Barack Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence quickly brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker’s case: Julian Assange. In a tweet in early January 2017, Assange’s anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks wrote, “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case.” (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
January 17, 2017 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. On Twitter last week, Assange's anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks posted, "If Obama grants Manning clemency...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gives her farewell address at the National Press Club in Washington. The University of California said President Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications. The Office of the President said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Napolitano was diagnosed last August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 17, 2017 - 8:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday. The UC Office of...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
January 17, 2017 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. Embracing his clemency powers days before leaving office, Obama...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gives her farewell address at the National Press Club in Washington. The University of California said President Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications. The Office of the President said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Napolitano was diagnosed last August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 17, 2017 - 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said Tuesday. The UC Office of the President said...
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