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A decade ago, U.S. soldiers were fighting and rebuilding in the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit. The past few weeks have seen those cities, among others, fall to the Sunni militant group ISIS. Here, a member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces stands guard Thursday near an ISIS checkpoint in Mosul. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Impact of War

For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.

A decade ago, U.S. soldiers were fighting and rebuilding in the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit. The past few weeks have seen those cities, among others, fall to the Sunni militant group ISIS. Here, a member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces stands guard Thursday near an ISIS checkpoint in Mosul. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

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Kit and Pearle Dosh
Don't Wait for the Needle to Drop Dosh

States may have their own higher wage laws, but the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13 an hour. AP hide caption

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

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Song For Zula Phosphorescent

Voice actor Peter Cullen has reprised his role as Optimus Prime in the series of live-action Transformers movies, including the latest, Transformers: Age of Extinction. ILM / Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice

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Transformers Prime: Season One, television series score [Transformers Prime] Brian Tyler
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In Snowpiercer, Curtis (Chris Evans) and Yona (Ah-sung Ko) are trying to fight their way to the front of a train that is cruelly class segregated. "[It's] similar to Occupy Wall Street in terms of the 99 percent versus the 1 percent," says South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. "That's something that happens in other countries and also in Korea." Radius TWC hide caption

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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

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Put It On Me Ja Rule & Vita
Mesmerize Ja Rule & Ashanti

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