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Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green has withdrawn his nomination to be secretary of the Army. Opposition was building against Green among Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee over statements Green made that critics called insensitive toward Muslims.
Soldiers transfer the remains of Army Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, were killed during a raid in Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, in February.
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Kara Dethlefsen, an active-duty Marine, attends the monthly food pantry at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base near San Diego. Her husband is also a Marine. She says the food assistance is helping them get ready for his transition back to civilian life. The couple has a 4-month-old daughter.