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It’s not shocking the Navy fired a commander for warning of coronavirus threat — it's part of a disturbing pattern

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Trump says the US is ready for war -- but not all his troops are so sure

Between the killing of Iran’s most important general and Iran’s missiles hurtling toward American troops in Iraq, President Donald Trump took time to discuss America’s military prowess.

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Faulty equipment, lapsed training and repeated warnings: How a preventable disaster killed 6 marines

Capt. Jahmar Resilard and Capt. Austin Smith were hurtling over the Pacific Ocean at 280 miles per hour. From inside the cockpit of their U.S. Marine Corps fighter jet, they kept their eyes on the hulking fuel tanker flying ahead. Off to their right, two Marines in a second jet assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron 242 did the same.

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Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?

During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven.

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How to Fight for Your Special Needs Child's Rights

Recently, I got a plea from the mother of a child with special needs. She asked: "Can you do a column on how to investigate your child's special education file?" Two thoughts flashed to my mind: 1) That's such a fundamental and important thing to be able to investigate. And 2) I don't know anything about it.

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How Much Acetaminophen a Day Is Safe? Canada May Decide It’s Less

Canada’s top health agency is considering lowering the maximum recommended daily dose of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other pain relievers.

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Police Failed to Stop Former NFL Star's Rape Spree

This story was co-published with the New Orleans Advocate and Sports Illustrated.

NEW ORLEANS—It was 5:06 a.m. on a Tuesday in September 2013 when sex crimes Detective Derrick Williams caught the call. It came from the hospital. It was a distraught woman. She was saying she had been raped.

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Aftershock: The Ticking Time Bomb of Soldiers' Traumatic Brain Injuries

MINOT, ND -- At 8:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2010, Iraq veteran Brock Savelkoul decided it was time to die. He lurched from his black Tacoma pickup truck, gripping a 9-mm pistol. In front of him, a half dozen law enforcement officers crouched behind patrol cars with their weapons drawn. They had surrounded him on a muddy red road after an hour-long chase that reached speeds of 105 miles per hour. Savelkoul stared at the ring of men and women before ducking into the cab of his truck. He cranked up the radio. A country song about whiskey and cigarettes wafted out across an endless sprawl of North Dakota farmland, stubbled from the recent harvest. Sleet was falling, chilling the air. Savelkoul, 29, walked slowly toward the officers. He gestured wildly with his gun. "Go ahead, shoot me! ... Please, shoot me," he yelled, his face illuminated in a chiaroscuro of blazing spotlights and the deepening darkness. "Do it. Pull it. Do I have to point my gun at you to ... do it?"

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