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Word of the Day Monday, December 05, 2016
The word entered English in the 1820s in the sense “the art of bell ringing.”

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Mattis Faces Hurdles after Trump's SecDef Nod
Mattis would first need a waiver from Congress before the nomination process could begin and he was expected to get it

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House Approves 2.1% Troop Pay Raise in 2017
House negotiators successfully convinced their Senate counterparts to agree to a higher pay raise for service members in 2017.

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Peace Concert Series Dec. 11th at 3 PM
Merry Christmas from St. Petersburg (Russia) will feature the talented Cho Russ Vocal Ensembl

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Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity to President-elect Trump
The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity urged immediate action within two to five years

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American Scene
 
5 Things to Start Your Week from Military.com
Here are five news stories and events to start your week, from the editors at Military.com.

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Troops Must Take Back Key Roles from Contractors: Generals
But some members of Congress say the time has come to give those jobs back to military personnel -- and some retired generals agreeBut some

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Joint Chiefs Preparing New ISIS Strategy for Trump: Chairman
"The President-elect said he wanted to do that," Dunford said, and the service chiefs were readying a classified brief

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Smithsonian Accepts Donation of Four Historic Instruments From Celebrated Musician Steve Cropper
Guitars Used on “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” and Blues Brothers Movie

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Bergdahl Seeks Pardon from Obama to Avert Desertion Trial
Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban and its allies for five years

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Newt Gingrich: Expect Stupid And Broken Systems To Be Fixed With Trumpism
40 percent of the elite worldwide, could craft the most magnificent guide to changing a tire, but when it came down to it—they wouldn’t know

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Trump Speaks Directly with Taiwan's Leader, Irking China
It is perhaps unprecedented for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan

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Busted! Feds caught shredding veterans’ health claims APRIL 19, 2016
Who will be in charge when Trump installed

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Smithsonian Accepts Donation of Four Historic Instruments From Celebrated Musician Steve Cropper
Guitars Used on “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” and Blues Brothers Movie

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Smithsonian Associates Presents December Program Highlights
The December issue of the Smithsonian Associates’ program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, The December is

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Community
 
Today in History: December 5
What Happened This Day In History.

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Local Crime Map and Crime Report powered by SpotCrime
During the holidays crime passes no one!

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Weekend Sport scores of All Types
Read Them and weep

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Veterans at Risk for Infection from Unsterilized VA Dental Equipment
The VA said risk of infection was low, but it was contacting all veterans who might have been exposed "out of an abundance of caution."

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Vets Groups to Trump Team: Don't Privatize VA
The roughly two-hour meeting took place behind closed doors at the American Legion's headquarters in Washington, D.C.,

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Editorial
 
Judges, With Hat in Hand
The words vary. but the song of corruption seems never to desist You cannot even get your vote counted because of the Black Robed Bandits

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On The Right - Hillary Rode More Coattails Than She Broke Glass Ceilings
Hillary Clinton's expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling.

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On The Right - Hillary's Email Scandal: Clinton Fatigue Arrives Early
Had Richard Nixon burned his tapes, he would have survived Watergate. Sure, there would have been a major firestorm, but no smoking gun.

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On The Left - Why Americans Can't Get A Raise: Deference To Shareholders
The extinction of the American raise — dead as a dodo, by every empirical measure — has become a truth universally acknowledged.

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On the left - Bill O'Reilly's Book Misses The Story Of Gen. George Patton
It's a fortunate thing that Bill O'Reilly's latest book, "Killing Patton," was written by him and not someone else.

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Announcements
 
Smithsonian Accepts Donation of Four Historic Instruments From Celebrated Musician Steve Cropper
Guitars Used on “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” and Blues Brothers Movie

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Art dedication and trolley tour of downtown Clearwater art
A PUBLIC ART DEDICATION FOLLOWED BY A TOUR OF ART INSTALLATIONS

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Pinellas: Sunstar FirstCare ambulance membership program available
Enrollment now open for Jan. 1 coverage

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Friends of the Safety Harbor Library Book Sale
The Library is located at 101 2nd Street N., Safety Harbor. For more information, call 727-724-1525, x4112.

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Smithsonian Associates Presents December Program Highlights
The December issue of the Smithsonian Associates’ program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, The December is

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