• Top military officer: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest
    In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with their gear board an awaiting bus at Fort Bragg, N.C., as troops from the 82nd Airborne are deployed to the Middle East. (Chris Seward/AP)

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets.

  • Army veteran Nate Boyer stands to the right of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, before a Sept. 1, 2016, preseason game in San Diego. The NFL's new policy on the national anthem was revealed nearly two years after Kaepernick's initial protest. (Chris Carlson/AP)
    Nate Boyer: Let’s finish strong, America

    In this commentary, former Green Beret and professional football player Nate Boyer says it's halftime for the 2020 season. But just like every coach says: it's not how you start, it's how you finish.

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Almost everyone sets new resolutions on January 1, but that’s the easy part. Your resolutions might be job related, like scoring higher on your PT test. Or maybe it’s financial, like staying within budget and paying down debt. When it comes to debt, have no fear – there are great financial offers and tools available to help pay off credit card debt and get you back on track.

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on July 2, 2020, in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
    Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’

    The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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  • U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader shack hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Hussein Sayed/AP)
    US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghanistan war

    Washington’s peace envoy told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders were close to starting negotiations to decide the face of a post-war Afghanistan, a crucial next step in a U.S. deal signed with the Taliban in February, according to a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

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