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  1. Trump Asks Navy Crowd To Call Congress About His Budget

    07.23 / 20:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoOn Saturday, President Donald Trump made a speech commissioning the USS Gerald R. Ford.But he took a little time out to pitch his budget proposal — which includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending — to the military families and service members present."I don't mind getting a little hand, so call that congressman and call that senator and make sure you get it," Trump said.And, while he was at it, he decided to make a bid for health care reform, too."And by the way, you ca…
  2. US Airstrike Kills Several Afghan Security Force Members

    07.22 / 20:12 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoA U.S. airstrike killed several Afghan police officers Friday.Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died while taking back a security post from Taliban forces. U.S. forces guiding the airstrike reportedly mistook the police for militants.NPR reports a spokesman from the Pentagon put the number of casualties between 12 and 15.The deaths follow an increase in the use of air power in Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force data shows…
  3. Republicans Are More Likely To Think Poorly Of College — Here's Why

    07.22 / 19:13 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoRepublicans don't appear to think too highly of higher education — and that's an issue that's dividing the country. According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, almost 60 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say that higher education has a negative effect on the country. For Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, the percentage is less than 20 percent.The difference is more stark within the group itself. Two-thirds of the conservative …
  4. Sailors Manning The USS Fitzgerald May Be At Fault For Fatal Crash

    07.22 / 17:14 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe crew aboard the USS Fitzgerald may be at fault for the shipwreck that killed seven U.S. sailors.In June the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan. The sailors died when damaged areas of the ship flooded after the wreck.Unnamed defense officials told CNN the investigation points to the Fitzgerald crew, who they say failed to act on avoiding the oncoming cargo ship.SEE MORE: A Missing US Navy Sailor Was Found Hiding…
  5. US Refuses $50 Million In Reimbursements To Pakistan

    07.22 / 00:26 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe U.S. won't give Pakistan $50 million in military reimbursements because the State Department claims the country is a "safe haven" for terrorist groups.Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad hadn't "taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network" — a group closely related to the Afghan Taliban. This resulted in funds being withheld.SEE MORE: Pakistan Targets Militants, Closes Afghan Border After Terror AttackPakistani Foreign A…
  6. After Spicer Resigns, White House Tries To Downplay Reports Of Tension

    07.21 / 23:27 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoAnthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's newly named communications director, pushed back against reports of tension between him and some of Trump's top staffers."If teammates don't have disagreements about certain things, then they're not going to get to the championship. You've got to get together and mix it up from time to time. I have no problem mixing it up with these guys. I love these guys. I respect these guys," Scaramucci said in the first on-camera White House…