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Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman

In Animated, Oscar-Nominated Doc, A Man Turns His Brother In For Murder

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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, carrying a Hellfire missile, lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Keils play with their twins, Matthew and Faith, at their home near Parker, Colo., in 2012. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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For Fertility Treatment, Wounded Veterans Have To Pay The Bill

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NATO, Russia Aiming For Syria Cease-Fire

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (second from left) attend the International Syria Support Group meeting in Munich, Germany, on Thursday along with members of the Syrian opposition and other officials. Michael Dalder/AP hide caption

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Belkiz Halip and her children Eye (left) and Zehra fled bombing in Aleppo to a tent city close to the Bab al-Salam crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus (far right) and (to his right) Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Bob Woodruff in 2014. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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ABC's Bob Woodruff: The Unexpected Life

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Women's Health Issues Compounded When Serving In Military Occupations

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Encore: In Wake Of War, Former Homeless Vet Found Hope In Treatment

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Latest Implications For Iran Prisoner Exchange

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Afghan security forces patrol near their base in the Marjah district of Helmand province on Dec. 23. Dozens of Marines were killed in Marjah five years ago, and since then the Taliban have slipped back in. Now American forces are increasingly being drawn back into the fight. Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Forces Increasingly Drawn Back Into Afghanistan's Battles

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