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WikiLeaks' Chelsea Manning Insists She's Not 'A Radical' In Rare Interview From Prison

WikiLeaks' Chelsea Manning Insists She's Not 'A Radical' In Rare Interview From Prison

Originally posted 09/01/2015 10:00AM

Two years into her 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth military prison for furnishing 700,000 classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, 27, is reflecting on the constraints of government, technology and gender in a rare interview with Paper.

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Inside Train Hero Alek Skarlatos' Patriotic Past: 'He Thinks the World Should Be Just,' Says His Father

Inside Train Hero Alek Skarlatos' Patriotic Past: 'He Thinks the World Should Be Just,' Says His Father

Originally posted 08/28/2015 04:30PM

Army National Guard Specialist Aleksander "Alek" Skarlatos is a patriot to his core.

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Veteran Kills Guard Before Shooting Himself in New York Federal Building

Veteran Kills Guard Before Shooting Himself in New York Federal Building

Originally posted 08/22/2015 02:35AM

A military veteran shot and killed a security guard at a New York federal building on Friday, before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.

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First Female Soldiers Graduate Elite Army Ranger School: 'I Thought We Were Going to Be Dropped'

First Female Soldiers Graduate Elite Army Ranger School: 'I Thought We Were Going to Be Dropped'

Originally posted 08/21/2015 02:35PM

The first women to graduate from the Army's rigorous Ranger School on Friday received the coveted Ranger Tab uniform patch, signaling their membership in the elite corps of soldiers.

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First Female Ranger School Graduates: 'We Had Our Guards Up, But No Chips on Our Shoulders'

First Female Ranger School Graduates: 'We Had Our Guards Up, But No Chips on Our Shoulders'

Originally posted 08/20/2015 08:00PM

The Army's first females to graduate Ranger School knew they faced skeptics going into the course, but proceeded undaunted to the end, the graduates told the press Thursday afternoon. The two women – Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver – appeared alongside fellow Ranger School graduates at Ft. Benning, Georgia, to talk about their experiences in the Army's famed small units tactical course.

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Remains of 36 Marines Killed in Bloody WWII Battle Return Home After More Than 70 Years

Remains of 36 Marines Killed in Bloody WWII Battle Return Home After More Than 70 Years

Originally posted 07/27/2015 12:20PM

More than 70 years ago, they died in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Now, they've returned home.

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Photographer Shoots Powerful (and Sexy) Nude Portraits of Amputee Veterans

Photographer Shoots Powerful (and Sexy) Nude Portraits of Amputee Veterans

Originally posted 07/21/2015 09:25AM

The idea for Always Loyal, a book of revealing portraits of 14 Gulf War veterans, first came to photographer Michael Stokes more than two years ago when he met amputee veteran Alex Minsky, who wanted to pursue a career in modeling.

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Fifth Military Victim in Chattanooga Shootings Has Died

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Fifth Military Victim in Chattanooga Shootings Has Died

Originally posted 07/18/2015 11:30AM

A fifth service member has died from injuries sustained in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, military facility shootings earlier this week, the U.S. Navy said in a statement Saturday.

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Marines Killed in Tennessee Shooting Were Decorated Veterans of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Marines Killed in Tennessee Shooting Were Decorated Veterans of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Originally posted 07/17/2015 06:30PM

Just one day after four Marines were killed in two attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, their families and friends mourn the men who were eager to consider themselves part of the few and the proud.

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President Obama Meets Nation's Oldest Veteran, 110, Calls Her a 'Trailblazer' (PHOTO)

President Obama Meets Nation's Oldest Veteran, 110, Calls Her a 'Trailblazer' (PHOTO)

Originally posted 07/17/2015 04:20PM

Emma Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five children when she felt the call to service in 1943 as the country was in the midst of World War II.

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