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United States Marine Corps: Amphibious warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

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Former Marine planks for over 8 hours, setting Guinness record

Guinness World Records certified 62-year-old George Hood's Feb. 15 planking record in Illinois. The official time: 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.
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Today in History for February 19th

U.S. Marines begin landing on Iwo Jima; President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the U.S. Military the authority to relocate and detain Japanese-Americans. (Feb. 19)  
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75 years after Iwo Jima, Marine recalls second chance at life [Video]75 years after Iwo Jima, Marine recalls second chance at life

104-year-old William White still has memories of the exploding grenade that nearly ended his solo reconnaissance mission during one of World War Two's fiercest battles. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:48Published

CDC Confirms 14th U.S. Case Of Coronavirus [Video]CDC Confirms 14th U.S. Case Of Coronavirus

A second person evacuated from Wuhan, China, to a U.S. Marine base near San Diego has been diagnosed with coronavirus. According to Reuters, the new diagnosis raises the tally of confirmed cases in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Some 70,000 Valentines sent to 104-year-old veteran [Video]Some 70,000 Valentines sent to 104-year-old veteran

William White, a 104-year-old U.S. Marine veteran who earned a Purple Heart in World War Two, is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year like never before, surrounded by a mountain of 70,000 love..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Americans under quarantine at CA air base [Video]Americans under quarantine at CA air base

Henry Walke with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spoke to reporters about the 178 evacuees from Wuhan, China, who are now under quarantine at California's Travis Air Force Base. "We are..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

A Dishonorably Discharged US Marine Breached Trump's Protected Air Terminal [Video]A Dishonorably Discharged US Marine Breached Trump's Protected Air Terminal

A dishonorably discharged US Marine illegally entered a protective air terminal for President Donald Trump in Florida. According to Business Insider, 37-year-old Brandon Magnan was charged with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump [Video]Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump

The United States is deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam has..

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CDC confirms 14th U.S. case of coronavirus with patient in San Diego

A second person evacuated from Wuhan, China, to a U.S. Marine base near San Diego has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, raising the tally of confirmed cases in the United States to 14, the..
Reuters - Published

Some 70,000 Valentines sent to 104-year-old in tribute to military veterans

William White, a 104-year-old U.S. Marine veteran who earned a Purple Heart in World War Two, is celebrating Valentine's Day this year like never before, surrounded by a mountain of 70,000 love letters..
Reuters - Published

Russia rejects appeal from former U.S. Marine held on spying charges

A Russian court on Tuesday upheld a decision to keep former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan in custody until March 29 pending trial on charges of espionage.
Reuters - Published

New U.S. envoy tells Russia to "end nightmare" for jailed ex-Marine

The United States' new ambassador to Russia urged Moscow on Thursday to release a former U.S. Marine accused of spying, and said Russian investigators had failed to present credible evidence to back up..
Reuters - Published

'It's overwhelming': 104-year-old WWII vet receives thousands of cards for Valentine's Day

Maj. Bill White retired from the Marines 55 years ago after serving active duty for 30 years. He's also believed to be the oldest living Marine.
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Young South Koreans hit the beach in mock Marine Corps boot camp

Hundreds of South Korean students braved freezing winter temperatures this week to test themselves against the rigors of Marine Corps boot camp.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling that revived suit against Iran central bank

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that revived a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran's central bank by families of troops killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine..
Reuters - Published

Inside the U.S. military's raid against its own security guards that left dozens of Afghan children dead

G4S subsidiary ArmorGroup hired Afghan warlords who battled with U.S. Marines. It ended with one of the worst civilian casualty disasters of the war.
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Gen. Paul X. Kelley, Top Marine Tested by a Bombing, Dies at 91

As commandant from 1983 to 1987, he came to be viewed by many as an embodiment of the Marine Corps. But the deadly attack on a barracks in Lebanon proved personally traumatic.
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US Marines deploy to help US embassy in Baghdad

US Central Command says a detachment of one hundred Marines are reinforcing the US Embassy in Baghdad after Iraqi protestors attempted to storm the compound. (Dec. 31)  
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Russian court extends detention of ex-Marine Moscow calls a spy

A Russian court on Tuesday extended by three months the detention of Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine accused by Moscow of spying, a decision his family and U.S. officials condemned as unjust.
Reuters - Published

Russian court extends detention of former U.S. marine for three months: Interfax

A Moscow court on Tuesday extended the detention of the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan until March 29 on espionage charges, Interfax news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Russia accuses alleged U.S. spy of lying about his ill-treatment in jail

Russia on Tuesday accused a former U.S. Marine it has held for almost a year on spying charges of faking health problems in custody and lying about his ill-treatment to stir up noise around his case.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Marine Charged With Smuggling Guns Into Haiti

Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau told investigators that he brought the firearms to Haiti because he wanted to help train the country’s army, according to court documents.
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U.S. rejects proposal for spy swap of ex-Marine held in Russia

The United States rejected on Wednesday a suggestion it seek a prisoner swap involving a former U.S. Marine jailed in Russia for nearly a year over spying allegations, and called for his immediate..
Reuters - Published

Lawyer for alleged U.S. spy held in Russia calls for prisoner swap

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, urged the United States and other countries on Tuesday to push for a prisoner swap with Moscow that could get..
Reuters - Published

Russia rejects ex-U.S. Marine's appeal for freedom in espionage case

Paul Whelan has been held for almost a year since his arrest at a Moscow hotel, allegedly in possession of classified information
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Elite unit works to give fellow Marines the funeral they deserve

"We would just ask that people don't think about us, that they spare a thought to think about the Marines that we are honoring"
CBS News - Published

Manhunt intensifies for Marine deserter accused of murder

Police in Roanoke, Virginia, are searching for a Marine deserter accused of murder. The manhunt prompted schools and some businesses to close. Chip Reid reports.
CBS News - Published

Second deadly accident this week involving service members on training exercise

CBS News has confirmed there's been a second deadly accident this week involving service members on a training exercise. Marine Pfc. Christian Bautista, 21, was killed Sunday when a vehicle he was in..
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"Shooting Ghosts" authors on overcoming traumas of war

Retired U.S. Marine Sergeant Thomas "TJ" Brennan and award-winning combat photographer Finbarr O'Reilly discuss their time at war and coming home
CBS News - Published

On Norway's icy border with Russia, unease over military buildup

Under a soft winter sun in northern Norway, U.S. Marines train in the ice and snow as they learn how to fight in the freezing cold.
Reuters - Published

"The Secret Life of Muslims": An education

From producer Josh Seftel comes this story of Richard McKinney, a former U.S. Marine who plotted to blow up an Islamic Center in Muncie, Ind., and through an unusual turn of events ended up in a place..
CBS News - Published

General Jim Mattis on war and Trump

General James Mattis served more than 40 years in the Marines, much of it commanding troops in battle. But he almost didn't make it to boot camp. In this extensive two-part interview, he talks with..
CBS News - Published

Former Marine Dakota Meyer tries new PTSD treatment

To treat his PTSD, the Medal of Honor recipient turns to an injection in his neck. "60 Minutes" first met Meyer in 2011.
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Russia charges imprisoned American Paul Whelan with espionage

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who was detained while visiting Russia, has reportedly been charged with espionage. Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell spoke to "Red and Blue" about the case..
CBS News - Published

Marine Veteran Is Deported to El Salvador

Jose Segovia-Benitez, who has been convicted of several felonies, was sent out of the United States this week and is now in hiding in El Salvador, his lawyer said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying in Russia says guard threatened him with gun: Ifax

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Thursday that a prison guard had forced him to his knees in custody and that he had been threatened with a gun, the Interfax news..
Reuters - Published

Stem Cell Fraud, Marine Brothers, Most Expensive Food

The Internet is full of websites selling unproven stem cell treatments for incurable illnesses; Also, Marines call each other "brother," but in the Lone Star Battalion, there are five actual sets of..
CBS News - Published

Marines say soldier in Iwo Jima photo was misidentified – again

In 2016, the Marines corrected the identity of another man in the photo after historians raised questions
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Marine Corps admits misidentifying another WWII hero in iconic, flag-raising Iwo Jima photo

Three historians using film footage from Mount Suribachi identified one of the six flag-raisers as Cpl. Harold 'Pie' Keller - not Pfc. Rene Gagnon.
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A Second Man in Iwo Jima Flag Photo Was Misidentified, Marine Corps Says

The Marine Corps said in 2016 that another man in the famous photograph had been misidentified.
NYTimes.com - Published

Marine sneaks up on mom at breakfast

When Theresa Nye Davis' coworker stopped talking to her, she thought something was wrong. Turns out her coworker had a huge secret to keep and it involved her son, USMC Corporal Sean Davis.  
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A Marine went missing in Arizona. He was found five days later at a rest stop in Texas

Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was found safe in Texas late Saturday evening. Officials didn't elaborate on Wallace's disappearance.
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Camp Pendleton Marines charged for alleged human smuggling

The Marine Corps said none of those charged were assigned to military support along the southwest border
CBS News - Published

The Queen's Guards try not to faint as temperatures soar

All soldiers are prone to fainting in the heat, even the U.S. Marines. It's such a problem, the British Army is funding research on how to prevent it. Elizabeth Palmer explains.
CBS News - Published

Former Marine carries fellow veteran who lost legs 14 miles up mountain

John Nelson hiked 14 miles to the top of Mount Timpanogos in Utah over the weekend, with Jonathon Blank strapped to his back. Nelson and Blank served in the same special operations unit of the Marine..
CBS News - Published

8/28/19: CBSN Evening News

Hurricane Dorian expected to reach Cat 3; The bond between U.S. Marines.
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Veteran carries fellow Marine with no legs up a mountain

Jonathon Blank lost his legs when a hidden bomb exploded during a 2010 mission
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Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying

A court on Friday extended by two months the pre-trial detention of a former U.S. Marine who has been held in Russia on suspicion of spying since December and who accused Moscow prison authorities of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. man accused of spying by Russia says he was hurt in prison

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow had injured him, as a court ruled to extend his detention by two months.
Reuters - Published

Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia in spy case says prison authorities hurt him: Interfax

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow have hurt him, Interfax news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

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