Leigh Ann Hester, now a police officer in the suburbs of Nashville, Tenn., is the first female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star medal for valor in combat.
Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel leaves Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles restaurant following a campaign stop and lunch Monday. He is the front-runner among the six candidates.
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Hundreds of supporters for and against a bill that would restrict collective bargaining rights of public employees fill the Ohio Statehouse rotunda on Thursday in Columbus.
On Feb. 16, Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Mark Miller waved to protesters marching at the Capitol against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers. Miller and his fellow Senate Democrats left the state the next day to stall a vote on the plan.
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