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Women Train to Become U.S. Marines
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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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Call Me Maybe
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Soldiers in Afghanistan Remake Dolphins Cheerleader ‘Call Me Maybe’ Video

That's right -- we're still posting 'Call Me Maybe' videos. Deal with it! This one's got soldiers serving in Afghanistan, so it's sort of our civic responsibility to share it with the world.

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Bomb Blast Goes Off During Live Report by Anderson Cooper
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Bomb Goes Off Right Next to Anderson Cooper During Live Report

As an accomplished newsman, Anderson Cooper is probably used to reporting from volatile parts of the world. But he may have gotten more than he bargained for when a bomb went off during a live report from Gaza City on Sunday.

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Military surprise football game
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Military Dad Surprises Family In Front of 85,000 at College Football Game

When Tammy Faile and her two children were chosen as the military family of the game for South Carolina's match up Saturday against the University of Georgia, they probably expected some sort of message from their husband and father Sgt. First Class Scott Faile, who is stationed in South Korea.

And that's what they got at halftime, a video message on the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice stadium's Jumbotron.

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source: U.S. Navy Historical Center
source: U.S. Navy Historical Center
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Scientists Explore Civil War Wreck off Galveston

The Houston Chronicle reports the Union Navy's USS Hatteras was sent to the bottom on January 11, 1863, about 20 miles from Galveston. The Hatteras went down while the rest of the Union fleet bombarded the Confederate Garrison on Galveston Island.

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source: Black Confederate Soldiers
source: Black Confederate Soldiers
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Researcher: Blacks Fought for Confederacy

Despite heated denials from many historians, a Palestine historian says he has solid evidence that thousands of black slaves served on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War.

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desnousa, flickr
desnousa, flickr
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Do Military Veterans Have More Health Problems Than Civilians?

A new report from the CDC finds that men who’ve served in the military carry a heavier health burden than civilians — in fact, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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source: USS Texas BB35
source: USS Texas BB35
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Battleship Texas Dry Berth Plans On Hold

Because of the ever increasing costs of repairing the old dreadnought, plans to build a dry berth around the ancient Battleship Texas have been moved to the back burner - for now.  The old ship's future -- if it even has one -- is now in serious doubt.

The ship's managers are spending all the money they're getting from the state just to fix all the leaks and keep her afloat in her mooring at the San Jacinto Battleground State Park.

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