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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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This July Fourth, deaths of three Marines haunt Donald Trump on Russian bounty to Taliban

President Donald Trump has been briefed that Vladimir Putin might have paid for dead U.S. troops, and he owes the American people answers: Our view
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Russia defends 16-year jail term for ex-U.S. Marine on spying charges

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a 16-year jail term handed down by a Moscow court to former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan was neither unfair nor too harsh and that he would have been given a..
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Marine Corps is ordering all public displays of the confederate flag to be removed

The Marine Corps announced Friday that it is banning public display of the confederate flag. It is the first military branch to do so.  
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Marines order Confederate flags removed in ban that includes bumper stickers and clothing

The order directs Marine Corps commanders to find and remove displays of the Confederate flag in public areas, including bumper stickers and clothing.
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U.S. Marine Corps Bans Confederate Battle Flag Displays

The directive, which was announced on Friday, details what is prohibited in Marine installations, office buildings and work spaces.
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U.S. Marines undergo quarantine after landing in northern Australian city

Around 200 U.S. Marines arrived in the northern Australian city of Darwin on Tuesday for an annual military training exercise, but will first undergo two weeks of quarantine, the Australian government..
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Ex-U.S. Marine held in Russia on spying charge taken for emergency hernia operation

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who Russia is trying on espionage charges, was taken from prison on Thursday to undergo an emergency hernia operation, his brother and the U.S. embassy said.
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Russian court rules to keep former U.S. Marine in jail during spy trial

A Russian court on Thursday upheld a decision to keep former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan in custody until Sept. 13 during his trial on spying charges.
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U.S. marines rotation to Australia to go ahead under strict COVID-19 measures

A delayed rotation of U.S. Marines to a defence base in Australia's northern city of Darwin will go ahead based on strict adherence to COVID-19 measures, Australia's defence minister said after..
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Women at a Marine Boot Camp Represent an Identity Crisis for the Corps

Keeping men and women in separate platoons during recruit training is the last stand for the Marine Corps, which has been slow to move toward gender integration.
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Today in History for April 27th

Highlights of this day in history: President and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing..
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Making Marines Without Making Them Sick

After a brief pause, Parris Island is once again taking Marine recruits, with some modifications to the grueling 13-week boot camp.
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U.S. envoy blasts Moscow's 'secret' trial of ex-marine charged with spying

The U.S. ambassador in Moscow accused Russian authorities on Monday of making a mockery of justice after he was turned away for a second time from what he called a "secret" trial behind closed doors of..
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Marine being treated for coronavirus worked at defense agency near Pentagon, officials say

A U.S. Marine who tested positive for the coronavirus worked for a defense agency whose headquarters are located near the Pentagon and returned to the Washington D.C.-area from a trip to Ethiopia last..
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Delivery driver picks up fallen flag in front of veteran's home

A driver in Portland, Maine went out of his way to pick up a fallen flag in front of a Marine Corps veteran's house.
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U.S. Marine in DC-area contracts coronavirus, Pentagon says

A U.S. Marine in the Washington D.C.-area who recently returned from travel overseas has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Saturday, in what would be the third confirmed case of..
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Top Marine official bans Confederate-era paraphernalia at all Corps bases worldwide

Military troops considered white supremacy a greater threat to national security than Islamist-based terrorism.
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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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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..
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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..
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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..
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'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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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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Russian court rejects appeal by ex-U.S. Marine held on spying charges: Ifax

A Russian court on Tuesday ruled to keep former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan in custody facing spying charges after it rejected his appeal against the extension of his detention until late December,..
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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"
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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.
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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
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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.
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"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..
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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..
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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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