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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announces his resignation on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at the White House. (Olivier Douliery, Abaca Press/TNS)

Hagel resigns as secretary of defense

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November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stepped down Monday, the first Cabinet-level resignation after bruising midterm elections and amid mounting criticism of President Barack Obama’s security and foreign policies.

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A RQ-4 Global Hawk drone arrives at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2014. The long-range drones arrived for their summer deployment from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (Nathan Lipscomb/U.S. Air Force)

Reports say Japan buying 3 Global Hawk drones

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November 25, 2014

Yokota AIR BASE, Japan — Japan will buy three Global Hawk drones and may fly them out of Misawa Air Base, according to Japanese media.

State Broadcaster NHK and the Kyodo news agency reported Monday on plans to buy the Northrop Grumman...

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Military veterans can win 7-Eleven franchise in contest

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November 25, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Tribune News Service) — Veterans interested in running their own business may want to take advantage of 7-Eleven Inc.'s first franchise giveaway.

The award is not a full convenience store but rather a credit of up to...

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  Capt. Derek Herrera, left, received a Bronze Star with V for combat valor and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal on Friday at Camp Pendleton. Herrera was shot in the spine in Afghanistan in 2012, paralyzing him from the chest down, but he stood and walked during his retirement ceremony with the help of an exoskeleton.    Jennifer Hlad/Stars and Stripes

Paralyzed Marine with robotic exoskeleton receives Bronze Star with V

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November 24, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – When Capt. Derek Herrera was called to stand in the place of honor Friday at his retirement ceremony, he pressed buttons on what appeared to be a wristwatch as a fellow Marine came to his aid.

After another...

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