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Trump Cancels Visit to WWI Cemetery Because of Rain

"It's incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary — and then remain in his hotel room watching TV," David Frum said on Twitter.

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery dedicated to the U.S. soldiers killed in the Belleau Wood battle during World War I / YOUTUBE

Light, steady rain resulted in President Trump cancelling plans to attend a commemoration in France on Saturday to honor U.S. soldiers killed during World War I.

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Since the preseason opener for the Miami Dolphins, where three players, Albert Wilson, Kenny Stills, and Robert Quinn, kneeled/raised fists during the national anthem, the protests have been met with criticism from local police.

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In December 1942, a year after the U.S. had joined World War II, Millie Dunn Veasey saw posters urging women to join the U.S. Army, but they all featured white women in uniform.

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Trump Tweets About Democrats Not Caring About the Military Provoke Devastating Response from Combat Veteran Sen. Duckworth

"I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five deferment draft-dodger," said Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs while serving as an air assault helicopter pilot in Iraq.

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President Donald Trump spent his weekend on Twitter playing the blame game over the government shutdown and saying Democrats do not care about the military. But on Saturday, one Democratic veteran made it very clear that she's tired of "five deferment draft-dodger" Trump saying anything about the military.

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Wells Fargo Invites Veterans to Apply for Scholarships, Emergency Grants

Forty-eight scholarships and 84 emergency grants awarded since 2016 to veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities.

Wells Fargo & Company (No. 9 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) and Scholarship America announced they are accepting applications for the 2018 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Programs. In 2016, Wells Fargo committed $2 million over a four-year period to fund the programs and help veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities succeed in careers they choose. Since the programs launched, 48 scholarships and 84 emergency grants have been awarded.

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Boeing, Mauritania Airlines International Celebrate Delivery of First 737 MAX 8

Mauritanian carrier becomes the first in Africa to fly the newest version of the best-selling 737.

Boeing (a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company) and Mauritania Airlines International today celebrated the delivery of the airline's new 737 MAX 8.  The Mauritanian carrier becomes the first operator of the new and improved airplane in Africa.

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EY Manager: To Emerge Stronger Professionally, Veterans Should Employ the Same Resilience Learned While Serving

Ben Bing, Manager in EY's Advisory services practice, talks about how he applies what he learned as a Naval aviator to his role at EY.

Ben Bing is a Manager in EY's Advisory services practice and based in the firm's New York City office. Prior to joining EY, he was an Officer in the United States Navy, where he spent 11 years as a Naval Aviator and staff officer. Ben is currently on a one year U.S. Navy Reserve mobilization at the United States Central Command Headquarters in Tampa, Fla., where he is working in the Operations Directorate as a Joint Fires Element Planner. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of North Florida and is expected to earn a MBA from the Keenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Spring of 2018.

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Black Gold Star Widows Historically Slighted by Government

"Today largely forgotten, the government's discriminatory treatment of the Black Gold Star mothers and wives ranked high among concerns that preoccupied Black journalists and activists in 1930," Rebecca Jo Plant and Frances M. Clarke write.

A pilgrim of Party “L” at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France-July 26, 1930. / NATIONAL ARCHIVES, COLLEGE PARK

The Journal of American History wants the public to remember past accounts of Black Gold Star widows and mothers having been snubbed by the federal government.

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Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow: Trump 'Couldn't Remember My Husband's Name'

"That's what made me upset and cry even more because my husband was an awesome soldier," Myeshia Johnson said.

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Fla., Oct. 21, 2017. / REUTERS

Sgt. La David T. Johnson was one of four U.S. Army soldiers killed on Oct. 4 in an attack in Niger. In an interview Monday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," his widow, Myeshia Johnson, addressed the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump's condolence phone call.

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Congresswoman Says Trump Told Fallen Soldier's Wife 'He Knew What He Signed Up For'

Trump denies on Twitter that he made the comment to U.S. Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson's widow in a phone call.

U.S. Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, was one of the four American soldiers killed on Oct. 4 in an ambush in Niger. Johnson, a native of Miami Gardens, Fla., died while providing training and security assistance to the Niger Armed Forces.

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Simone Askew Becomes First Black Woman to Lead West Point's Cadets

Askew will assume the highest position of the cadet chain of command.

U.S. Military Academy Class of 2018 Cadet Simone Askew was selected First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, the highest position in the cadet chain of command. / 2nd Lt. Austin LaChance

Simone Askew, drawn to a career in the military at an early age, is now making history in the field as the first African American woman to lead the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Corps of Cadets — the highest position in the cadet chain of command.

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Retired Military Officers Slam Trump's Proposed Transgender Ban

"We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard," U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said of service members. "And I will not break the faith."

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(Reuters) — Fifty-six retired generals, admirals and other senior officers voiced opposition on Tuesday to President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender military service, saying it would be disruptive and degrade readiness.

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