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Pentagon agrees to review burial of 22 unknown WWII sailors

The Pentagon has agreed to conduct a review of the accounting for the bodies of 22 unknown men who died on the USS Oklahoma battleship during the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor.

A group of 15 senators urged the Pentagon last month to exhume caskets containing the remains so that they could be identified and brought home for burial in their community or buried in a marked grave in Hawaii.

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McCain: NATO allies must spend 2 percent of GDP on defense

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said NATO members needed to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense in order to stop Russia from invading neighboring countries.

“Considering what President Putin is doing right now in Ukraine, it is more important than ever for every NATO ally to spend at least 2 percent of its GDP on defense,” McCain said.

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