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Exclusive–Patrick K. O’Donnell: Saving Private Stokes

“Pat, this is Stokes. You know my dream has always been to be a Marine. I need your help on something. I found out this week the Corps doesn’t want to extend my enlistment — they are going to kick me out. Can you write a letter of recommendation?”

Private Sean Stokes carries home his weapon and the weapon of his fallen best friend. Stokes single-handedly killed nine terrorists in Fallujah in November 2004.

Russia Denies Sending Troops to Syria

Russian officials denied reports that the government placed Russian soldiers in Syria and deployed fighter jets. Reports of Russian activity in the war-torn country swarmed the internet this week.

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