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  1. A World Health Organization worker, right rear, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sept. 18.

    U.S. troops to have no direct contact with Ebola victims

    The 3,000 U.S. troops who will deploy to West Africa to help contain the Ebola epidemic will not have direct exposure to patients infected with the potentially deadly virus, a top defense official said Friday.

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  7. Civil War soldiers buried as 'unknowns' ID'd

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  9. Air Force nixes 'so help me God' requirement in oaths

    The Air Force has withdrawn a requirement that all airmen who take the oath of enlistment and officer appointment conclude with 'so help me God,' the service announced Wednesday....

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      9:58 AM, Sep. 19, 2014
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      4:59 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  14. Mattis: Boots on the ground must remain an option in Iraq

    The former Marine head of US Central Command said Thursday that a refusal to consider putting boots on the ground could weaken the allied military commitment to fight the Islamic State....

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