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Marine Corps confirms investigation of officers in apparent 'blackface' video

Marine Corps confirms investigation of officers in apparent 'blackface' videoThe Marines have launched an investigation after two of their members appeared on a social media posting appearing to wear blackface.



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Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyer

Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyerRussia’s Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected releasing him on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency, the Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru reported this month.



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Britain cautions Russia not to use detained ex-U.S. Marine as pawn

Britain cautions Russia not to use detained ex-U.S. Marine as pawnPaul Whelan was arrested by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. “Individuals should not be used as pawns of diplomatic leverage,” British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said. “We are extremely worried about Paul Whelan.



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Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. MarineWhelan was taken into custody by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. The ministry said the United States detained Russian citizen Dmitry Makarenko on Dec. 29 on the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean, and had transferred him to Florida. “… Makarenko, born in 1979, has arrived on Saipan Island with his wife, underage children and elderly parents.



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Russia charges former U.S. marine with espionage: Interfax

Russia charges former U.S. marine with espionage: InterfaxRussia’s FSB state security service detained Paul Whelan, 48, in Moscow last Friday on suspicion of spying, in a case which threatens to aggravate diplomatic tensions with the United States. The FSB opened a criminal case against Whelan but gave no details of his alleged espionage activities. Interfax said the Russian authorities had brought formal charges against Whelan on Thursday, citing what it described as an informed source.



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Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: family

Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: familyPaul Whelan had been staying with a wedding party for a fellow former Marine at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, said his brother David Whelan, who learned of the arrest on Monday. Russia’s FSB state security service said the American had been detained on Friday, but it gave no details of the nature of his alleged espionage activities. A U.S. State Department representative said Russia had notified it that a U.S. citizen had been detained and it expected Moscow to provide consular access to see him.



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Retired Marine takes down gunman trying to rob his bar in Pennsylvania

Retired Marine takes down gunman trying to rob his bar in PennsylvaniaVeteran seen on surveillance footage grabbing the suspect's gun.



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U.S. military air crash off Japan coast kills one Marine, five missing

U.S. military air crash off Japan coast kills one Marine, five missingJapanese and American officials said they had so far found two of the seven Marines who had been aboard the aircraft, an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules. “One of the recovered Marines is in fair condition and the other has been declared deceased by competent medical personnel,” a U.S. Marine Corps statement said. The deadly crash is the latest in a string of U.S. military aviation accidents around the world in recent years, which have prompted hearings and criticism in Congress over aircraft safety.



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At U.S. Marine base, families plead for housing help after Florence

At U.S. Marine base, families plead for housing help after FlorenceSome, like Jennifer Maher, said they feel unsafe in their Camp Lejeune homes but were told they will not be moved because assessment crews determined their houses are habitable. Another 267 suffered sustained damage but were habitable.



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Widow of Marine sergeant on Nike's Kaepernick campaign

Widow of Marine sergeant on Nike's Kaepernick campaignGold star wife speaks out about sacrifice in reaction to Colin Kaepernick's Nike ad.



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