Obama to nominate Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, U.S. officials said.


IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.


UNC’s Anson Dorrance leads thrice-weekly soccer scrimmages

It’s a thrice-weekly soccer scrimmage of Tar Heels coaches, former players and skilled locals. The games, held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, are informal but competitive. They are played at the field house, Hooker Fields or Finley Fields, depending on the weather and number of players. They have been a midday soccer staple for the last 10 years, said Chris Rich, one of Noon Ball’s primary organizers.

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