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Gov. McCrory orders lowering of flags to honor Marines killed in Nevada

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Governor Pat McCrory ordered United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on April 23 on state facilities in honor of the seven U.S. Marines who were killed, and those wounded, as part of a training exercise on March 18, 2013, at Nevada’s Hawthorne Army Depot. Full story...
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Marines don't disclose hearing in urination case

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videoMarine Corps officials say a key court hearing was held at Camp Lejeune last week for the only officer charged over a 2011 YouTube video showing snipers urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. But they say they forgot to provide the public notice. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alabama murder has ties to Wilmington

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videoA Camp Lejeune marine and his girlfriend are both behind bars after being accused of murder. Marquis Cheatham, 23, and Dominique Atkinson, 21, are accused of killing Cheatham's wife Ashley during a trip to Alabama. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holds WWII event for veterans

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Camp Lejeune is scheduled to host a remembrance of World War II for military veterans and their families. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Camp Lejeune Marines ride to combat alcohol abuse

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Camp Lejeune and North Carolina coastal communities are joining forces for a motorcycle ride to combat alcohol abuse. Marines from the region are partnering with the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention in an attempt to reduce alcohol related deaths and injuries. Full story...
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Marine's final trip home includes Wilmington

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videoThe final trip home for a North Carolina Marine killed during training in Nevada earlier this month passed through Wilmington Thursday evening. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines killed in training exercise identified

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The military has released the names of seven Marines who died in a mortar explosion during a training exercise in Nevada. The victims range in age from 19 to 26. They were part of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Full story...
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Profiles of Marines killed in Nevada training explosion

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A mortar shell explosion Monday at an Army depot in Hawthorne, Nev., killed seven Marines and injured eight other servicemen. Here are profiles of victims identified by family members. Full story...
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8th Marine dies after Nevada mortar explosion

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A Veterans of Foreign Wars official says an eighth Marine has died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert. Full story...
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New report reveals Lejeune water contamination began earlier

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videoMarines at Camp Lejeune put their lives on the line for our country, but a study released today shows many of them and their families were being poisoned by water on base even longer than thought. Full story...
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Burr bill extends coverage for Lejeune toxic water

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videoA US senator from North Carolina has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Marine sought in baby's death kills himself

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Authorities are scheduled to discuss the details after a U.S. Marine wanted for questioning in the death of his 11-month-old child was found dead. Full story...
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Marine charged with murder in death of infant son

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videoA Marine from Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old son. Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Jordan Thomas King had been in jail on a count of child abuse after he brought his son to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune last Friday. Full story...
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More Marines charged over corpse urination video

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videoTwo more Marines face criminal charges over a 2011 YouTube video showing members of a sniper platoon urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Panetta proposes cap on military salary raises

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video Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday laid out a grim list of spending cuts the Pentagon will have to make in the coming weeks that he said will seriously damage the country's economy and degrade the military's ability to respond to a crisis. Full story...
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