Last Night A Window Saved My Life of the Day

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Last Night A Window Saved My Life of the Day: Soldiers stationed at the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, c. 2007 come within an inch of bulletproof glass of their lives.

(sNSFW, understandable expletives.)

[thanks matt!]

Beyond Pro of the Day

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Beyond Pro of the Day: Basketball trick shots. Difficulty: Basrah, Iraq.

[reddit.]

Kids Letters To War of the Day

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Kids Letters To War of the Day: US soldier stationed in Afghanistan holds up an actual letter he received from a kid.

I believe the children are our future -- and that scares that crap out of me.

[22words.]

Heartbreaking Human Interest Story of the Day

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Heartbreaking Human Interest Story of the Day
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Heartbreaking Human Interest Story: An unidentified serviceman from West Michigan, who was wounded in action while serving in Afghanistan, was forced to sell his Purple Heart to a pawn shop in order to make ends meet.

"He was falling on hard times," said A-Z Outlet owner Bryan VandenBosch. "He said the same

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: In honor of Veterans Day Weekend and Military Appreciation Month, the Boston Bruins invite the parents of Lt. Charles Jacobs, currently serving his country in Afghanistan with the 182nd Infantry, to perform the ceremonial puck drop.

I won't ruin what happens next, but, suffice it to say, I didn't call this "Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day" for nothing.

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Important Milestones of the Day

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Important Milestones of the Day
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Important Milestones of the Day: In Iraq, US soldiers mark an important milestone -- the first full month without a single fatality since the start of the war -- just as their Afghanistan counterparts mourn the losses suffered during the deadliest month yet in the decade

Another Reality Check of the Day

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Another Reality Check of the Day: The other big story today is the one about the Army soldiers returning from Afghanistan who say Delta unfairly forced them to pay $200 each ($2800 in all) to check a fourth bag (Delta allows members of the military to check up to three bags for free).

Much like the Stockton SWAT story, this apparent injustice isn't as straightforwar