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Micah Johnson, who authorities have identified as the shooter who killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas on July 7 during a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men. AP hide caption

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Ameera, 6, walks with assistance at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. She is recovering from a gunshot wound sustained when she was caught in a firefight between U.S. and Afghan soldiers and Taliban insurgents. Senior Airman Robert Dantzler/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

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"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union soldier wrote in 1865. (Above) Union soldiers sit with their coffee in tin cups, their hard-tack, and a kettle at their feet. Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection/Flickr The Commons hide caption

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

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Despite The Headlines, Steven Pinker Says The World Is Becoming Less Violent

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U.S. Diplomat Says There's Truth To Chilcot Inquiry Report

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Demonstrators hold placards that read "Withdraw Marine Corps" during a rally against the US military presence in Naha, Okinawa prefecture on Sunday, following the alleged rape and murder of a local woman by a former U.S. marine employed on the U.S. military base. Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Psychology Of Modern Terrorism: What Drives Radicalization At Home

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Mortimer Caplin, On The Brink Of 100, Looks Back On D-Day Service

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Psychologist Diane Adams devotes a portion of her private practice in Renton, Wash., to veterans. But she said the bureaucracy involved in the Veterans Choice program has proved frustrating and veterans have had a hard time getting approval to see her. Patricia Murphy/KUOW hide caption

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For Doctors And Patients, 'Veterans Choice' Often Means Long Waits

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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

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Trump Rolls Into Washington For Biker Rally

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Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima

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Demonstrators gather in a silent rally to mourn the death of an Okinawa woman in front of Camp Zukeran on May 22. The crime is thrusting the opposition to the U.S. presence on Okinawa back in the spotlight. The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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As President Visits Japan, Okinawa Controversy Is Back In The Limelight

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Sebastian Junger Examines Veteran Life After Leaving 'Tribe'

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