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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 seven uniformed services of the United States.


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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Gen. Jim Mattis on war and Trump

Gen. 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 David..
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Videos for United States Marine Corps

U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon [Video]U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air defenses after Saturday's attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has blamed on Iran,..

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Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina [Video]Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina

Republican Dan Bishop won a special U.S. congressional election in North Carolina on Tuesday (September 10), turning back a vigorous Democratic challenge to save a longtime stronghold for President..

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Afghanistan peace talks are 'dead': Trump [Video]Afghanistan peace talks are 'dead': Trump

President Trump told reporters at the White House Monday that talks with Taliban leaders of Afghanistan are 'dead' but that he was still thinking about a troop drawdown in the country. Rough cut (no..

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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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Beer and brotherhood unite Marines at gravesite

The Marines of 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment established a tradition where every Memorial Day, they gather to celebrate and remember the lives of their fallen brothers.  
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U.S. commander says cracks in Asian alliances a worry amid North Korea, China threats

The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats from North Korea and China were a worry as a spat between Japan and South Korea..
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Marines commandant says U.S. shares view with Japan, South Korea on regional threats

The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday the United States, Japan and South Korea shared a common view of the threat posed by North Korea and the long-term threat to stability from..
Reuters - Published

A Marine colonel's widow fights for the truth behind his 2008 death

A Marine colonel is fatally wounded in Iraq; authorities say it was a suicide, but his wife says it was murder and she is determined to prove it
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A look at the evidence: Two experts disagree on how Col. Michael Stahlman died

On July 31, 2008, Marine Col. Michael Stahlman was found in his quarters in Iraq with a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Reynolds, later hired by the investigating agency NCIS, says the science points..
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The Man Who Wrote the Guidebook for Civilian Bomb-Squad Technicians

At War talked to Tom Gersbeck, a retired Marine Corps bomb-disposal officer, who recently published the second edition of his book, “Practical Military Ordnance Identification.”
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Spaceport America, police cat, Superdome plan: News from around our 50 states

Tennessee startup tries honey patches to heal wounds, female Marine becomes first to pilot F-35 in South Carolina, and more
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U.S. Marine killed in Iraq identified

The Department of Defense (DOD) identified on Sunday the U.S. service member who died during an Iraqi Security Force (IFS) mission as Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Marines 'likely' to enter Venezuela, says socialist party No. 2

Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello on Saturday said U.S. Marines will "likely" enter the South American country, a week after a confrontation between aircraft belonging to the..
Reuters - Published

Arrest of Marines Suspected of Smuggling Migrants Points to a Lucrative Trade

Stepped-up border enforcement may have had an unintended effect: pushing up smuggling fees and attracting atypical players to the trade.
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16 Marines arrested in human smuggling investigation

An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest of 16 of their fellow Marines at California's Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico..
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What we know about the arrest of 16 Marines on human smuggling, drug charges

The arrest of 16 Marines at Camp Pendleton is related to an two earlier arrests on human smuggling charges.
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Marines arrested after human smuggling investigation; Do you know this goat?
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Behind the dramatic arrest of 16 Marines: "It's a shock to the system"

Marines were made to line up in morning formation, then were arrested in front of their own unit for offenses that ranged from human smuggling to drug-related activities
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Eye Opener: Mass arrest of U.S. Marines

A human smuggling investigation leads to the dramatic arrest of 16 Marines at Camp Pendleton. Also, a California man is under arrest, accused of killing two family members before going on a deadly..
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Sixteen U.S. Marines arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Sixteen U.S. Marines were arrested on Thursday at their base in Southern California on suspicion of drug-related offenses and the smuggling of undocumented migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S...
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16 Marines arrested on base for alleged involvement in human smuggling, drug offenses

The U.S. Marine Corps said the 16 Marines were arrested during morning battalion formation at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.
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16 Marines in California Are Charged With Human Smuggling

The Marines are suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants into the U.S., but a spokesman said he did not have information on the details of the alleged operations.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sixteen U.S. Marines arrested for alleged involvement in 'illegal activities'

Sixteen U.S. Marines were arrested on Thursday for their alleged involvement in illegal activities including human smuggling and drug-related offenses, the U.S. military said.
Reuters - Published

Marine Corps Orders Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Emblem on Political Mailers

The mailer, which attacked his opponent and other representatives as radicals and anti-Semites, had used the Marines’ Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
NYTimes.com - Published

A Kentucky farmer, ex-Marine wants to challenge Mitch McConnell in 2020 US Senate race

Democrat Michael "Mike" Broihier enters the 2020 U.S. Senate primary contest trumpeting a "no labels" message to Kentucky voters.
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7 Died in a Motorcycle Crash. How Their Club of Former Marines Is Mourning Them.

A motorcycle club of ex-Marines struggles to pick up the pieces after a horrific crash killed its leader and six other members and supporters.
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Two active-duty Marines accused of smuggling migrants from Mexico for cash

Lance Cpls. Byron Darnell Law II and David Salazar-Quintero, both active-duty Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, were arrested by Border Patrol agents.
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Amy McGrath Opens Campaign to Oust Mitch McConnell in 2020

Ms. McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot, was a star Democratic candidate in 2018 but lost her House race in Kentucky.
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Ex-combat pilot Amy McGrath challenges Republican McConnell for Senate

Amy McGrath, a former U.S. Marine combat pilot whose compelling biography drew national attention during an unsuccessful Democratic congressional campaign last year, said on Tuesday that she will..
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Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat

Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
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Bail hearing set for ex-U.S. Marine accused of storming North Korean mission in Madrid

A bail review hearing is set to resume on Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court for a former U.S. Marine accused of being part of a group that stormed the North Korean embassy in Madrid and stole..
Reuters - Published

Baseball homecoming leaves son in tears

Staff Sgt. Steve Batista was serving in Afghanistan for the United States Marine Corps and hadn't seen his son in over a year. With help from his wife, and the baseball team, he was able to tell his..
USATODAY.com - Published

Principal bars student from wearing military sash at graduation

A New Jersey high school senior joining the Marines was denied the opportunity to wear his military sash at graduation. His parents said the school principal even threatened to have their son escorted..
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Marine veteran injured in deadly New Hampshire motorcycle crash sues truck driver, company

A survivor of the deadly New Hampshire motorcycle crash is seeking compensation for medical expenses that could total at least $500,000.  
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Judge rules ex-Marine accused of invading North Korean mission in Madrid could be freed

A former U.S. Marine accused of participating in a robbery at the North Korean embassy in Madrid is eligible for release from custody, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday, even as the man..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi general, U.S. Marine dispute murder charge against Navy SEAL

An Iraqi general and a U.S. Marine testifying in the murder trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL said on Thursday they never saw the platoon leader stab a wounded detainee in the neck, disputing the central..
Reuters - Published

Victims named in New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed seven

New Hampshire authorities on Sunday named the seven people killed two days earlier when a pickup truck crashed into members of a motorcycle club for U.S. Marine veterans.
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Officials identify 7 motorcyclists killed in New Hampshire crash

The victims were members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses
CBS News - Published

9/11 first responder fighting for victims' fund from hospice bed

Former U.S. Marine and New York City police detective Luis Alvarez says there is nothing else doctors can do to fight his cancer. But he's not giving up his fight to help fellow first responders to the..
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Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying by Russia asks Trump to help

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, Canada and Ireland to help him as he appeared in court at an appeal hearing..
Reuters - Published

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