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  • Gabrielle Giffords and 5 others who persevered

    Gabrielle Giffords and 5 others who persevered

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital to the next phase of her recovery: rehabilitation. The Arizona Democrat has already shown signs of affection, determination, and appreciation for public support as she embarks on the comeback trail after being shot in the head two weeks ago. It's a difficult road, but one that others in the public eye have also walked. Here's a look at Giffords and five other profiles in perseverance. It can't claim to be a "Top 5" list, but the people exemplify grace and courage in the face of extreme adversity.

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  • Asian-Americans take higher profile in congressional races

    The 2012 campaign cycle marks the highest number of viable Asian-American candidates ever – and not just on the West Coast. Their success could help Democrats regain ground in the House.

  • Upfront Blog Women warriors: How close to combat?

    Women in the US military have been unofficially on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now they are looking to formalize their role. 

  • Cover Story Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official

    Women in combat: De facto warriors in Afghanistan and Iraq, women are now closer than ever to the "profession of combat arms." The US military is opening jobs to them closer to the battlefield, and they are pushing to abolish job limits through legal battles.

  • Mitt Romney's hawkish foreign policy plan: A substitute for experience?

    Mitt Romney's hawkish foreign policy plan: A substitute for experience?

    In a speech at The Citadel military college in South Carolina Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney outlined a muscular foreign policy and national security plan.

  • Gabrielle Giffords and 5 others who persevered

    Gabrielle Giffords and 5 others who persevered

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital to the next phase of her recovery: rehabilitation. The Arizona Democrat has already shown signs of affection, determination, and appreciation for public support as she embarks on the comeback trail after being shot in the head two weeks ago. It's a difficult road, but one that others in the public eye have also walked. Here's a look at Giffords and five other profiles in perseverance. It can't claim to be a "Top 5" list, but the people exemplify grace and courage in the face of extreme adversity.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/28

    Two of 26 suspected Hezbollah members accused of plotting attacks on tourists and shipping in the Suez Canal and of sending operatives and explosives to Gaza to help militant groups there, peer out from the prison vehicle as they arrive at the Emergency State Security Court in New Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. An Egyptian judge sentenced three of the accused to life in prison, and the rest of the group received sentences ranging from 15 years in prison to six months.

  • The Monitor's View On Veterans Day, student vets deserve backup

    Hundreds of thousands of veterans are taking advantage of the new GI Bill. They need the support of the VA and educators.

  • 'Nothing inappropriate' in Obama-Blagojevich contacts, report finds

    'Nothing inappropriate' in Obama-Blagojevich contacts, report finds

    Emanuel offered names for Obama's Senate seat but discussed no benefits to the Illinois governor as a result, concludes an internal report.

  • Who will fill Obama’s Senate seat?

    Who will fill Obama’s Senate seat?

    The Illinois governor has promised to name someone before the end of the year.