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Academic Embedded with U.S. Army Killed by IED

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Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

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Spending Battles, Yet Another Front of the Iraq War

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Military Moms Face Tough Choices

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When Guard, Reserves Troops Are Denied Old Jobs

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Battling the Pentagon Blaze After 9/11

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Fire Sparked Push to End Vietnam War

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Internment Camp Survivor Gets Honorary Degree

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Sesame Street Makes a Place for Military Families

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Science, Symbolism Mix in Army Mortuary Training

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Ricardo Sanchez: 'Wiser' in Hindsight on Iraq, Politics

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