Black History Month

The so-called “Fayetteville Murders” that occurred near Fort Bragg in North Carolina exposed an ugly undercurrent of racism in the nation’s military. Michael James and Jackie Burden were senselessly gunned down by a trio of white soldiers as they walked down a dirt road in Fayetteville. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  The incident took place […]


The bomb, nicknamed 'the mother of all bombs' was the largest weapon in the U.S. military arsenal.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression. In the last message sent from his Twitter account early Sunday, he wrote: […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior military leaders expressed deep concerns this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the U.S. military is moving too quickly, arguing that a number of details and questions must still be resolved, several senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The Pentagon […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book. The plea agreement — which carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison […]

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because […]

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys mounting an insanity defense rested their case Thursday in the trial of the ex-Marine charged with gunning down “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man. Eddie Ray Routh did not testify during his trial for capital murder in the deaths of Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting […]

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A videotaped confession by the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend was shown to jurors Monday as the trial resumed in Texas. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, confessed to the February 2013 slayings but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. […]

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A police officer told a Texas jury Thursday that a former Marine charged in the deaths of two men, including “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, told him he had “taken a couple of souls” and had more to take. A police video displayed for the jury showed police in Lancaster, near […]

  Clarence E. Huntley Jr. & Joseph Shambrey, who both served as part of the elite all-Black Tuskegee Airmen force, died this past Sunday at their Los Angeles homes. Lifelong friends who enlisted into the Army Air Force together, Huntley (pictured) and Shambrey were both 91. Huntley and Shambrey were both air mechanics for the […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. In Maine, meanwhile, a civilian nurse was vigorously resisting the quarantine she was […]

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President Obama had a coffee in his right hand when he saluted the Marines at the foot of Marine One on Tuesday, and was immediately blasted by critics as being disrespectful to the U.S. Armed Forces. Video of what the Internet quickly dubbed the #lattesalute was posted to the White House’s Instagram page… …and outrage […]