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  • Robert Gates' last day at Pentagon: three reasons he'll be missed

    If Defense Secretary Robert Gates feels any twinge of wistfulness when he departs the Pentagon on Thursday, it probably won't last long. Even during the Bush years, Mr. Gates spoke often of the clock in his office by which he counted down the days until he could retire to his beloved Washington State. When President Obama asked him to stay on as defense secretary, Gates made no secret that he did so out of public duty, not an affinity for Washington, D.C. But Washington insiders certainly had an affinity for Gates. Here are three reasons America’s longest-serving secretary of Defense will be missed – and legacies that many hope will last after he's gone.
    06/30/2011 10:15 am

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  • Change Agent A teen starts Genevieve’s Crutches to give others an extra boost

    Colorful crutches decorated by Genevieve Finn and her family are being sported by wounded warriors, children, and others.

  • Prince Harry can be 'too much army' at Warrior Games – and not embarass anyone (+video)

    Britain's Prince Harry lent his considerable clout to the Warrior Games, a four-year-old international sports competition for wounded veterans. He hopes it could be as big as the Paralympics one day.

  • Prince Harry begins US visit with Michelle, McCain, and moms

    Prince Harry's first day in the US included a visit with McCain to a charity supported by his late mother, Princess Diana, as well as events honoring military moms hosted by Michelle Obama.

  • Difference Maker Bryan Hoddle helps wounded vets run – and dream – again

    He's more than a track coach: He's a counselor and a friend, listening to a life story.

  • Sgt. Robert Bales and multiple tours of duty: How many is too many?

    Twenty percent of active-duty Army troops are on at least their third tour of duty to a war zone. Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of slaying 17 Afghan civilians, was one. Here's what's known about the dangers of repeated deployments.

  • Robert Gates' last day at Pentagon: three reasons he'll be missed

    If Defense Secretary Robert Gates feels any twinge of wistfulness when he departs the Pentagon on Thursday, it probably won't last long. Even during the Bush years, Mr. Gates spoke often of the clock in his office by which he counted down the days until he could retire to his beloved Washington State. When President Obama asked him to stay on as defense secretary, Gates made no secret that he did so out of public duty, not an affinity for Washington, D.C. But Washington insiders certainly had an affinity for Gates. Here are three reasons America’s longest-serving secretary of Defense will be missed – and legacies that many hope will last after he's gone.
    06/30/2011 10:15 am

  • 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.
    01/22/2011 06:37 pm

  • The New Economy New veterans face financial stress at home

    Some 30,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have come home injured since the wars began. Many face financial difficulties as a result; but some groups are stepping in to help.
    07/07/2010 06:17 pm

  • Fort Hood: How Nidal Malik Hasan's path turned more radical

    New details suggest the alleged Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was a misfit who was self-radicalized. The Army is looking into how red flags raised by his earlier behavior were missed.
    11/18/2009 12:00 am

  • Fort Hood review may challenge political correctness up the ranks

    Critics want Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey fired for being too concerned about ‘diversity’ amid Fort Hood carnage. Will Obama go that far?
    11/14/2009 12:00 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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