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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (WONG MAYE-E/AP)
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N. Korea calls South’s efforts to improve ties ‘nonsense’; Seoul still hoping for talks

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July 21, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — A day before South Korea hoped to hold talks aimed at easing border tensions, North Korea’s main newspaper called efforts to improve ties “nonsense” as...

The Exchange at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is seen in May 2017. Starting in fall 2017, all honorably discharged veterans will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Exchange with the same discounts they enjoyed at stores on base while they were in the military. NATI HARNIK/AP

Veterans will soon get to shop tax-free online with AAFES

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July 21, 2017

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe are greeted at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on April 27, 2015. KEVIN WALLACE/U.S. AIR FORCE

Why Japan's first lady was probably not snubbing Trump

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July 21, 2017

President Donald Trump's exclusive interview with the New York Times on Wednesday touched on plenty of weighty topics, including the Republicans' unsuccessful attempts

Because of break failure, a C-5 Galaxy cargo jet, the largest aircraft in the Air Force's inventory, was evacuated before takeoff at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Thursday, July 20, 2017. LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES
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C-5 Galaxy brake failure prompts pre-takeoff evacuation at Yokota in western Tokyo

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July 21, 2017

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Brake failure caused a C-5 Galaxy cargo jet to be evacuated just before takeoff Thursday at Yokota in western Tokyo, an Air Force spokesman said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) spokesman Takahiro Kimoto speaks during a press conference while showing video image taken by an underwater robot into Fukushima nuclear plant to search for melted fuel, at the TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo Wednesday, July 19, 2017. EUGENE HOSHIKO/AP

Swim robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

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July 20, 2017

TOKYO — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, inc