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Marine Corps retired Sgt. Kirstie Ennis. (Courtesy of Pin-Ups for Vets)

Veteran Amputee Kirstie Ennis Poses as Pin-Up for Good Cause

Marine Corps veteran Kirstie Ennis’s helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2012, leaving her with an above-the-knee amputation, a broken neck, and facial reconstruction. Since then, she added competitive snowboarder and mountain climber to her accomplishments, and recently, she added pin-up model.

An Israeli flag is waved alongside Kurdish flags during an event in Iraqi Kurdistan's capital of Arbil to urge people to vote in a September 25 independence referendum

Iraq Criminalizes Israel Flag After Kurdish Referendum

TEL AVIV – Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously to criminalize displaying the Israeli flag in public, likely in response to September’s Kurdish independence referendum for which Israel expressed open support.

Peshmerga fighters take aim from their position at the Altun Kubri checkpoint, 40kms from Kirkuk, on October 20, 2017. Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters as the central government said it wrestled back control of the last area of disputed Kirkuk province in the latest stage of a lightning operation …

Expert: Heed Kurdish Warnings Of Genocide By Iran-Backed Militias

TEL AVIV – Iraqi Kurdistan’s warnings that it could face another genocide at the hands of the growing alliance between Iraq and Iranian forces in the region if the West continues to ignore its predicament are legitimate, an expert on Islamic terror said on Wednesday.

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Iran Supreme Leader to Iraqi PM: Don’t Trust America

TEL AVIV – In its ongoing attempt to drive the U.S. and Iraq apart, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iraq’s U.S.-backed prime minister on Thursday that America was not to be trusted and he should not depend on it when fighting the Islamic State, Reuters reported quoting Iran’s state TV.

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VIDEO: FedEx Driver Chucks Package at House

An Irvine resident captured video of a FedEx driver tossing a package from his truck against a wall, and then picking it up and throwing it to the front door of his home on Wednesday.

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PHOTOS: America’s Troops Celebrate Thanksgiving Worldwide

Soldiers, whether across the sea or on base in America, do not always receive an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. Images of America’s troops enjoying well-earned Thanksgiving feasts are circulating across the world.

A teenage boy stole nearly $500 from two war veterans …

Teens Caught Stealing from Veterans’ Donation Jar on Memorial Day

A teenage boy stole nearly $500 from two war veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Harvey Krasner, 90, and Gerry Geisler, 79, were raising money for veterans’ organizations in front of a Rancho Mirage, California, grocery store, when the incident occurred.

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US Troops Driving Through Poland Receive Warm Welcome

BIALYSTOK, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of residents turned out in eastern Poland on Tuesday to greet a convoy of U.S. troops that is driving through eastern Europe, a region worried that the conflict in Ukraine threatens its security.

Cost of Afghan war: nearly $1 trillion and climbing

1,000 U.S. Soldiers on Ground Ops in Eastern Europe

More than 1,000 U.S. troops were moving across Eastern Europe on Tuesday on several training exercises, the latest effort to reassure allied nations anxious about recent Russian military aggression, a Pentagon official said.