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The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday despite a Pentagon directive to do so, while Mississippi won't issue applications from state-owned offices.
The carrier Nimitz and its battle group sailed to the Red Sea Monday in a buildup of naval forces in the region in the event of an attack on Syria, defense officials said.
Taliban militants tried to attack a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, but were thrown back by NATO forces. NATO's International Security Assistance Force said called the morning attack near a forward operating base in Nangarhar province along the border with Pakistan "an attempted but unsuccessful coordinated attack by enemy forces."