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The 2 million-member American Legion has launched a campaign to reduce marijuana restrictions, which it says hurt veterans and may aggravate a suicide epidemic. TRANDALL BENTON/SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS

As administration wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

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July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) -- The Trump administration's attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increas

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks in Mexico City on February 23, 2017. Kelly told a group of Latin American leaders on Friday, May 5, 2017. CARLOS TISCHLER/NURPHOTO/SIPA USA/TNS

Trump's immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

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July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) -- President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants is having the dangerous, unanticipated effect of putting additional stress on

The Navy Special Warfare Command insignia. U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Member of elite Navy unit has come out as transgender

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July 24, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. — A member of an elite special warfare unit in the Navy has come out as transgender.

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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

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July 24, 2017

TOKYO — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukush

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

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July 24, 2017

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump in Romania.

Marine Pvt. Daniel Ramirez Rodriguez, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship July 13, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. MAXIMILIANO BAVASTRO/U.S. MARINE CORPS

New Marine granted American citizenship at mass ceremony

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July 24, 2017

Mexico-born Marine Pvt. Daniel Ramirez Rodriguez was sworn in as an American citizen one day and then graduated boot camp at Parris Island the next.