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Korean War Veterans salute as the honor guard presents the American flag at the Korean War memorial at Battery Park in New York, Friday, July 27, 2018. Korean War veterans have something extra to celebrate as they mark the 65th anniversary of the armistice that ended combat. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Military retirees to get big COLA increase, troops at the border will not get danger pay

Military retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in cost-of-living adjustment.

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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Transgender people can openly join military starting Jan. 1 after court issues blow to Trump policy

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