Gen. Kelly, admit Trump is a big part of the problem

General Kelly, please acknowledge your boss for what he is.

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20.Oct.2017


New details from Niger ambush: when US troops sensed something wrong

New details about how the Niger ambush unfolded have emerged

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20.Oct.2017


Senators ask Mattis for more information on Niger attack

After meeting separately with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, both Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain said the military should do more to keep members of Congress aware of its counterterrorism operations around the world. Sen. Graham told reporters that one of the open questions surrounding the ambush in Niger, which killed four Americans, is whether it was the result of an intelligence failure. “It’s too early to say. That’s exactly the questions we should be asking ourselves. In war you fail, you make mistakes and the whole goal is to learn from your mistakes and not repeat them.” Graham said Sen. McCain will likely hold a hearing on the operation, and the strategy more broadly, next week. A spokeswoman for the Senate Armed Services Committee did not comment. Graham also said the military will likely change its rules of engagement in Africa, and anywhere else they need to be changed, so that forces can hit targets based on their status – for example, a member of the...

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20.Oct.2017


5 people stabbed at Munich train station, manhunt underway for assailant

The victims were lightly injured, according to police.

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21.Oct.2017


3 killings in 11 days 'terrorizing' neighborhood, police say

All three slayings occurred in close proximity to each other, police said.

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20.Oct.2017


Hawaii judge extends prohibition on Trump's travel ban

The federal judge in Hawaii who stopped President Donald Trump's travel ban from taking effect this week has extended the order

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20.Oct.2017


Congresswoman alleges chief of staff used 'racist term' in criticism

Wilson and the White House have sparred in the aftermath of a soldier's death.

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20.Oct.2017


After Raqqa's liberation, 'a tough fight still lies ahead' against ISIS

Raqqa was once the "capital" city of ISIS's self-declared caliphate.

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20.Oct.2017


Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier fights Republican demand to open its books

A powerful House Republican is trying to force into public view the identity of the person who first hired the investigative firm that compiled the infamous "dossier."

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20.Oct.2017


Breaking down the fiscal 2018 budget passed by Senate

The measure is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.

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20.Oct.2017


Milton man, considered ‘key player’ in drug distribution, arrested

MILTON — A Milton man faces drug charges following a Friday morning bust.On Oct. 20 at 6:45 a.m., the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit completed an eight-month investigation that led to the arrest of Antonio Dewayne Davis.Sheriff’s Narcotics and SWAT team members executed a search warrant at the 35-year-old’s Renee Circle home; it reportedly led to the collection of evidence.“Our Narcotics Unit obtained intelligence [...]

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20.Oct.2017


'The mammogram is what saved my life'

FORT WALTON BEACH — As Ruth Snyder snipped away strands of her son's hair Thursday, it was as if she was cutting away a four-year battle with breast cancer. A battle, she proudly proclaims, that will likely end in victory.The 69-year-old's story began in 2014, when a local doctor conducted an exam and determined she was breast cancer-free.Snyder, who was adamant about conducting routine self breast exams, said she opted to take a mammogram "just to be on the [...]

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20.Oct.2017


'I had to fight for my diagnosis'

MARY ESTHER — Erin Robinson and Martha Van Dam want the world to know mammograms aren’t enough, that breast cancer isn’t always a lump and doctors can often be wrong.[gh:style].embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }[/gh:style][gh:div class='embed- [...]

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20.Oct.2017


'I think scars are badges of honor'

FORT WALTON BEACH — Hundreds of underserved women in Okaloosa and Walton counties can now receive free mammograms and biopsies each year, all thanks to one 10-year breast cancer survivor named "Suzy."[gh:style].embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }[/gh:style][gh:div [...]

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20.Oct.2017


Santa Rosa County School Board discusses possible grant for new high school

MILTON — The Santa Rosa County School Board is contacting Triumph Gulf Coast for funding to build a new high school.Triumph Gulf Coast is a nonprofit corporation organized to administer 75 percent of funds recovered by the Florida attorney general for economic impact to the state from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. According to Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick, the organization oversees $300 million, and various agencies may apply to receive a portion of the funding for [...]

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20.Oct.2017


Santa Rosa County and state officials discuss Indian Bayou pollution

MILTON — A long-awaited meeting took place on Tuesday between members of many county and state agencies and residents of Milton who are concerned about the red clay pollution in Indian Bayou.Residents of the neighborhood Monterey Shores noticed runoff from Interstate 10 construction approximately 18 months ago, and have been working to cease the pollution they say is ruining the bayou, the wildlife and their way of life.[gh:style].embed-container { position: relative; [...]

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20.Oct.2017


Women Builders construct group's first house in Santa Rosa County

This is the fourth year of the Women Build program, and the first year they have built a house in Santa Rosa County. The home will be purchased by a single mother and her son with a zero interest mortgage.

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20.Oct.2017


Milton: no boarding houses allowed

MILTON — The City Council has decided not to amend a city ordinance, therefore, not allowing boarding houses under special exception within residential zoning districts.[gh:style].embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }[/gh:style][gh:div class='embed- [...]

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20.Oct.2017


FWB man charged with sexually assaulting child

A 32-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was arrested Wednesday, eight years after allegedly beginning his molestation of a young child.Willie Manuwell Blackmon, who lives on Carson Drive, was charged with one count of felony sexual assault on a victim younger than 12.He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a child as young as 5 beginning in 2009. The abuse continued until 2015, according to his Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report.The victim told forensic [...]

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20.Oct.2017


SCHOOL SCOOPS: Fort Walton Beach High School JROTC fares well

Earlier this month, the Fort Walton High School JROTC earned an overall unit assessment score of Exceeds Standards during its headquarters evaluation.Col. Mark J. Batcho and Chief Master Sgt. Jacquelin V. Houston have created dynamic and supportive learning environments that enhance leadership skills among the students.The school’s cadets scored exceptionally well in drill, leadership, logistics, community service and unit goals.---Also earlier in October, [...]

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20.Oct.2017