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The Air Force has administratively separated the Nellis Air Force Base sergeant who was investigated for making racist comments about her subordinates in a video that went viral last year, Task & Purpose has learned.

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A federal judge in the criminal case against Rep. Duncan Hunter ruled in an order filed Tuesday that a campaign-funded trip Hunter's family took to Italy was not legally-protected legislative activity, and neither were efforts to control political damage from a probe into his campaign spending.

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A 19-year-old private trying to get his patriotism on in Japan during the Fourth of July got a brutal awakening when the bar he was drinking at suddenly... gave him a bill.

So he apparently did what any rational person would do — he allegedly stole the bar's safe.

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Soldiers of the 595th Sapper Company walk along a section of the border fence they have been attaching concertina wire to near Campo, Calif., March 7, 2018. (U.S. Army/Capt. Edwin Martinez)

Don't look now but there's another thing your first sergeant may be telling you not to do in the next safety brief.

Two Marine infantrymen were pulled over and arrested by U.S. Border Patrol on July 3 — along with three undocumented immigrants in the backseat — as they were allegedly trying to make a quick buck shuttling people from Mexico into the United States, according to a federal court complaint first reported by Quartz.

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Navy prosecutors still sifting through the wreckage of their disastrous handling of the SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher case will get another bite at the apple.

Navy SEAL Lt. Jacob "Jake" Portier, Gallagher's former commanding officer, is set to go on trial starting Sept. 3, said Portier's attorney Jeremiah Sullivan.

"You will see many of the same witnesses from the Gallagher trial testify at Lt. Portier's trial," Sullivan told Task & Purpose on Friday. "It will be a second acquittal at great expense to the taxpayers."

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Investigators are looking into whether a sailor killed himself after an activist group posted a video of him online that purportedly showed him trying to solicit a minor, Task & Purpose has learned.

Task & Purpose is withholding the sailor's name while the investigation into his death is ongoing.

Navy Department officials declined to comment until the investigation is complete.

Based in San Diego, the private group CC_Unit – short for "Creep Catcher Unit" – uses decoy accounts to pose as children on dating apps and then makes videos confronting people who respond that they want to have sex with minors, said the group's founder, who goes by the alias "Ghost."

"I've always been a big fan of Chris Hansen and 'To Catch a Predator,'" Ghost, who declined to give his real name, told Task & Purpose. "I always grew up with girls that have been victims of sexual abuse and abuse in general. Now that I'm a bit older – I'm 21 – I can actually make a difference, make a change."

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