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The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which was involved in an early Saturday collision with a merchant ship, is seen at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sunday, June 17, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

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June 23, 2017
With water rushing around them, sailors aboard the beleaguered USS Fitzgerald faced an agonizing decision.
Staff Sgt. Ismael Esconde, a substance abuse control officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, holds a crane he folded at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 19, 2017. BRITTNEY VELLA/U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Marine carries on 12-year-old Hiroshima victim’s message of peace through origami

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June 23, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Sadako Sasaki began folding paper cranes as she lay dying of leukemia in a Hiroshima hospital 10 years after the atomic bombing in 1945.
As of Thursday, June 22, 2017, water levels at the nine nationally owned reservoirs on Okinawa were at 96.2 percent of capacity, said an official at the Okinawa Draught Countermeasure Council. COURTESY OF GINOWAN CITY
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Rainy season wraps up on Okinawa with 'no immediate risk of water shortages,' official says

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June 23, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Okinawa appears to have averted water shortages and rationing local officials predicted months ago after reservoirs fell to their second lowest levels in a...
Okinawan anti-U.S. base protest leader Hiroji Yamashiro, 64, talks to Stars and Stripes at his lawyer's office in Naha, Okinawa, May 24, 2017. (MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Anti-US base protest leader has become symbol of resistance on Okinawa

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June 23, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Protesters chanting and shouting, obstructing traffic, holding signs calling Marines “terrorists” and “murderers” — this is the daily reality for...
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