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  • Vice President Mike Pence is saluted as he arrives to speak at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Jessica Hill/AP)
    Pence warns Coast Guard graduates of the perils facing US

    Vice President Mike Pence warned the new U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates on Wednesday of the perils America faces from rogue regimes, criminal networks and terrorist groups, saying the new ensigns will be on the front lines of the threats from illegal drugs, terrorism, human trafficking and nuclear proliferation.

  • FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to members of media on Capitol Hill in Washington. State Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, Blumenthal's Republican challenger in the 2016 Senate race, is reviving a six-year-old controversy about whether the Democrat intentionally distorted his Vietnam-era military service. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
    Blumenthal's military record resurrected in new Senate race

    Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal's Republican challenger, Dan Carter, is reviving a 6-year-old controversy about whether the Democrat intentionally distorted his Vietnam-era military service, but it's questionable whether it still strongly resonates with many veterans.

  • Coast Guard Museum may get funds boosted under federal law

    Supporters of the first national museum honoring the U.S. Coast Guard hope newly passed federal legislation will provide a financial lift to the long-awaited project planned along Connecticut's waterfront.

  • In this Tuesday March 3, 2015 photograph, Charla Nash drinks a cup of hot coffee through a straw while visiting a cafe in Boston. Nash, who is blind, lost her face, eyes and hands after being mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. The military is hoping the information they learn from Nash's rehabilitation can help young, seriously disfigured soldiers returning from war. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
    Military hopes to learn from victim of chimp attack

    Charla Nash never served in the military. She was horribly disfigured, not in combat, but in a 2009 attack by a rampaging chimpanzee. The Pentagon, though, is watching her recovery closely.