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Antiwar veterans deploy to Fleet Week

Every October the San Francisco Bay Area is "invaded and occupied" for five days by a gargantuan display of U.S. military power called Fleet Week.

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Supreme Court OK’s violent video games

Are violent video games dangerous for young minds and is the U.S. military using such games as a way to recruit young people to go to war?

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War comes home: the traumatic brain injury epidemic

According to official DOD figures, 332,000 soldiers have suffered brain injuries since 2000. Many of these are mild traumatic brain injuries, a term that is profoundly misleading.

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Ending wars, creating jobs, top mayors' agenda

More than a dozen  mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus launches "People's Budget"

Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."

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Foxhole atheists fight for right to rock

Soldiers organized Rock Beyond Belief in Fort Bragg, N.C., only to have it effectively cancelled by army brass at the last minute.

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DADT repeal to end discriminatory policy

In what many are calling a landmark vote for expanding civil rights and equality, the US Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the military on Dec. 18.

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Injured troops receive a treat, so does the president

U.S. troops injured in the line of duty, often called "wounded warriors," along with participants in the White House mentoring program got to see what many people dream of, watching NBA's superstars do what they do best.

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

Guam: Proposed U.S. base expansion seen as threat

President Obama was supposed to drop by the U.S. island colony of Guam in his trip to the Asia-Pacific region a couple of weeks ago.

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