Daisy Armstrong began performing poetry when her mother took her to a youth poetry group. Soon, she was winning competitions — but she was also kicked out of school after a slam poetry tour. Daniel Schaefer/Courtesy of OutlierImagery.com hide caption

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Members of the American Widow Project cheer at the end of an annual event in San Diego. The organization's mission is to help heal and empower participants. Courtesy of Erin Dructor hide caption

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Mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles — MRAPs — like these are some of the more than $7 billion in equipment the U.S. Army is dismantling and selling as scrap in Afghanistan. Lucas Jackson/AP hide caption

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From video of the incident, as the helicopter swooped low over a snowy base in Afghanistan moments before crashing in the distance. YouTube.com hide caption

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Visitors walk among gravestones adorned with seasonal Christmas wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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