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Hip-Hop Moves as Force for Slain Unarmed Black Man

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really important to see hip-hop's role of being some ... more

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Post-9/11 Army Vet Adds Shelter Dog to His Pack

Jason served in the shadows of 9/11, joining the Army and, after service, saving the life of an "awesome" little shelter dog named Cocoa. In the early days of August 2001, Jason made the life-altering decision to enlist in the United States Army. He worked in Washington, DC while awaiting his entry date and, on September 11, 2001, could see and... more

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Why You Should Adopt Your Next Pet

Whether to adopt or shop for your next pet should be an easy decision. Companion pet adoption is not only far more humane and ethical, it saves lives. Deciding if you're ready for a pet, or another one First and foremost, bringing a pet into your family is a serious decision. You must be willing and able to provide shelter, food, medical care ... more

A team of sled dogs stand beside a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger circa 1960 at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Fort Wainwright archives)

US Trained Alaskans as 'Stay-Behind Agents'

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Invasion of Alaska? Yes. It ... more

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5 Ways to Cut the Costs of Military Pet Ownership

If you've ever had a pet, you know that it requires a lot more than just love to be a good pet owner. Between food, vaccinations, routine check-ups, spay or neuter, and other essentials like leashes, cat litter, toys, and cages, sharing your home with a pet is a huge financial commitment.  According to the ASPCA, the annual costs of owning a do... more

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