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Seoul’s Reprisal Blows up After North Korean Missile Success
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Seoul’s Reprisal Blows up After North Korean Missile Success

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to strike the U.S. territory of Guam.The explosion and subsequent fire panicked and confused residents of the coastal city of Gangneung, who were already uneasy over the increasingly provocative weapons tests by rival North Korea. Their concern that it could be a North Korean attack only grew as the military and government officials provided no explanation about the explosion for hours.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said no injuries have been reported from the ex...
New Rhode Island National Guard Colonel Breaks Barriers
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New Rhode Island National Guard Colonel Breaks Barriers

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel.Sharon Harmon attained the rank of colonel at a promotion ceremony Saturday at the Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Fogarty, in East Greenwich, the National Guard said in a statement.“I pray that my promotion is only the starting point for other African Americans after me,” Col. Harmon said in front of family, friends, colleagues and elected officials, including Gov. Dan McKee.Harmon, a Woonsocket resident, enlisted as an administrative clerk for 455th General Hospital Army Reserve Unit in Providence in 1985 and in 1993, transferred to the National Guard to attend Officer Candidate School.She has served in various capacities with the National Guard and is currently state Family Program Director, overse...