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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama before U.S. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama before U.S. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

Michelle Obama’s ‘Firsts’ in SOTU Box

First lady Michelle Obama is hosting a bevy of “firsts” in her congressional box tonight at her husband’s State of the Union address. Among them will be Mary Barra, the new head of General Motors and the company’s first female...

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United States Naval Academy graduates stand and cheer for the Blue Angels during their graduation ceremony.

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United States Naval Academy graduates stand and cheer for the Blue Angels during their graduation ceremony.

Blue Angels Back: Budgetary Boon

So much for that sequestration. The Blue Angels, whose breathtaking public performances of aircraft synchronization may have been pre-empted by mandatory budget cuts in defense spending in recent months,  have been keeping their skills honed. And they have shaken their...

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Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips."

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Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips."

`Captain Phillips:’ Navy Helped Tell Tale, Pentagon’s Bad Book Review

The precision prowess of Navy SEAL commandos will be on full display today with the nationwide release of Sony Picture’s “Captain Phillips,” depicting the 2009 high-seas rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips, played by Tom Hanks, after a five-day ordeal with...

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Ted Turner, the founder of Turner Broadcasting System.

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Ted Turner, the founder of Turner Broadcasting System.

Ted Turner Sails Into Spotlight at Navy Gala

Last night media mogul Ted Turner quoted some of the “mine honor is my life” speech from “Richard II” after he accepted the Lone Sailor Award from the U.S. Navy Memorial at its annual gala. Turner, the 74-year-old founder of CNN, received the award for...

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A Public Affairs Officer escorts media through the currently closed Camp X-Ray which was the first detention facility to hold 'enemy combatants' at the U.S. Naval Station on June 27, 2013 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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A Public Affairs Officer escorts media through the currently closed Camp X-Ray which was the first detention facility to hold 'enemy combatants' at the U.S. Naval Station on June 27, 2013 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Gitmo: You Can Go Home Again

Lost, perhaps, in the wave of cable news about accused predator Bob Filner hanging on as mayor of San Diego and the sexcapades of Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner running for mayor of New York, came this news from Washington, in...

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Repairs are made to the USS Bulkeley as it is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, on Feb. 28, 2013.

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Repairs are made to the USS Bulkeley as it is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, on Feb. 28, 2013.

Military Credit Union Offers Sequester Relief

Sequestration is throwing children out of the Head Start program, eliminating meals for seniors and forcing government workers to take unpaid leave. While those effects continue, there’s some relief in sight for a less-discussed, sequester-sparked ill: those annoying overdraft fees....

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The X-47B drone is launched from the USS George H.W. Bush, on May 14, 2013.

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The X-47B drone is launched from the USS George H.W. Bush, on May 14, 2013.

George Bush Launches Drone

That’s the USS George H.W. Bush, his grandson is proud to note, that launched the first of many drones the Navy hopes to deploy aboard aircraft carriers. The GHWB making waves today…X-47B makes historic carrier launch cnet.co/128V9f3 via @cnet #gonavy...

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

Star Trek vs. Navy: Klingons vs. Lockheed Martin

Which is the U.S. Navy talking, and which is Star Trek talking? One of the descriptions below comes from the Navy’s words for the Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, a fast boat from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics designed to defeat...

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

`Marine One’ Contractors Bid Anew

Let’s try this again: The U.S. Navy last week announced plans for a competition to develop and build a new fleet of presidential helicopters. The draft notice came three years after the service canceled a contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. for...

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