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From Tokyo to Afghanistan, world reacts to Trump's 'America first' speech

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy, but offered no specifics about America's place in the world. A look at some reactions from around the globe.


Women descend on DC a day after anarchists create chaos

A day after self-described anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency.


Trump is sworn in, promises to stir 'new national pride'

The new president was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, reciting the 35-word oath with his hand placed upon two Bibles, one used by his family and another during President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration.


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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly approved as Trump’s secretary of homeland security

The Senate voted 88-11 to confirm John Kelly, who will oversee the nation’s third largest Cabinet department less than a year after he left the military.


Sig Sauer wins $580M contract to replace Army’s M9 sidearm

The contract for the so-called Modular Handgun System, which includes the handgun, accessories and ammunition, is slated to run for 10 years.


Fierce foe of US military bases on Okinawa detained for three months

One of the most vocal opponents of U.S. military construction on Okinawa has been in detention for 95 days on relatively minor charges, triggering accusations that the Japanese government is trying to silence him.



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Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

The new president delivered an inaugural address Friday that was straight from his campaign script — to the delight or dismay of different subsets of Americans.


Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh will step down and leave the country, Mauritania's president said early Saturday, while Gambia's new president declared that "the rule of fear" in the tiny West African nation had ended.


16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

Italian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona.


Turkish assembly passes polemic bill to boost Erdogan powers

In an all-night session that ended early Saturday, lawmakers voted in favor of a set of amendments presented by the ruling party, founded by Erdogan.


Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.


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Analysis

Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

The new president delivered an inaugural address Friday that was straight from his campaign script — to the delight or dismay of different subsets of Americans.


Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh will step down and leave the country, Mauritania's president said early Saturday, while Gambia's new president declared that "the rule of fear" in the tiny West African nation had ended.


16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

Italian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona.


Turkish assembly passes polemic bill to boost Erdogan powers

In an all-night session that ended early Saturday, lawmakers voted in favor of a set of amendments presented by the ruling party, founded by Erdogan.


Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.



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Trump-tapped group presents plan for sweeping VA reforms

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, a conservative-backed group that has gained more influence since the election is renewing its effort to transfer oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities to a government-chartered nonprofit. It’s also seeking to expand veterans’ private-sector health care options.



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Embattled founder of dubious Marines & Mickey charity arrested in Florida

An NCIS spokesman confirmed last year that the department was investigating John Shannon Simpson's charity. He could face a charge of Stolen Valor, a federal offense for making money off a lie about your military record.


US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.


Ex-soldier gets prison in Fort Bliss sexual abuse case

Deandre Terrell Chapman was accused of sexually abusing a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 years old while he was living at Fort Bliss, according to a federal indictment.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Jury seated for trial of Robins airman charged with murder of pregnant fiancee

Charles Amos Wilson, 30, a support member of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is charged with premeditated murder and death of an unborn child.


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Embattled founder of dubious Marines & Mickey charity arrested in Florida

An NCIS spokesman confirmed last year that the department was investigating John Shannon Simpson's charity. He could face a charge of Stolen Valor, a federal offense for making money off a lie about your military record.


US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.


Ex-soldier gets prison in Fort Bliss sexual abuse case

Deandre Terrell Chapman was accused of sexually abusing a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 years old while he was living at Fort Bliss, according to a federal indictment.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Jury seated for trial of Robins airman charged with murder of pregnant fiancee

Charles Amos Wilson, 30, a support member of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is charged with premeditated murder and death of an unborn child.



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Air Force men's basketball setting a historic offensive pace

If the Falcons (9-9, 2-3 Mountain West) can maintain their 77.6 points-per-game average they would set a program record, besting a mark set in 1966. The scoring average represents a 9.2 jump from last year.


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Air Force men's basketball setting a historic offensive pace

If the Falcons (9-9, 2-3 Mountain West) can maintain their 77.6 points-per-game average they would set a program record, besting a mark set in 1966. The scoring average represents a 9.2 jump from last year.



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