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As the U.S. winds down the Afghan war, the government is eyeing a much reduced military force — to its lowest level since World War II. Here, soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, salute during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during a homecoming ceremony Feb. 27 in Fort Knox, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images hide caption

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What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

In the coming years, U.S. Army rolls could drop to their lowest level since World War II. Some think a leaner force can meet the challenges ahead; others say the U.S. will face unacceptable risks.

As the U.S. winds down the Afghan war, the government is eyeing a much reduced military force — to its lowest level since World War II. Here, soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, salute during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during a homecoming ceremony Feb. 27 in Fort Knox, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images hide caption

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What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

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Student loan debt forces many young adults to make hard choices about how they spend their money — and can prevent them from making investments that will pay off down the road. David Sacks/Getty Images hide caption

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

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Tesla stores, like this one in Miami, sell cars directly to customers, bypassing dealerships. Tesla has had to fight to keep its stores open in some locations, most recently in New Jersey. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits

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Rose Komano, 18 and the mother of three, was the first Ebola patient to overcome the virus in southeastern Guinea, the epicenter of the outbreak. On April 3, she posed at a health clinic in the Gueckedou region. Misha Hussain /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power addresses top officials from the African peacekeeping mission in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Wednesday. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

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Ernest Greene (left) accompanied Collin Smith to college. When Collin graduated, the school awarded Ernest an honorary degree. StoryCorps hide caption

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One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

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Stephen Colbert has made a name for himself, literally, as the host of his own show. Now, he will succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late Show. Scott Gries/Picturegroup hide caption

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Stephen Colbert: The End Of One Joke, The Start Of Many More

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Kristen Wiig plays a quiet caretaker named Johanna in Hateship Loveship. Courtesy of Patti Perret, Hateship Capital LLC/IFC Films hide caption

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Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation

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