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Journalist Michael Hastings. (CNN)

War Correspondent Michael Hastings Dies In SoCal Car Crash

Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles. He won a Polk Award for magazine reporting for a story that was credited with ending Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s career after it revealed the military’s candid criticisms of the Obama administration.

06/18/2013

A photograph of a soldier that was killed in Iraq hangs on a wooden cross at a Lafayette roadside memorial that features over 5,000 wooden crosses which represent U.S. troops that have been killed in Iraq. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Residents Reflect On Iraq War 10 Years After U.S. Invasion

To mark 10 years since U.S. military troops invaded Iraq, a number of Bay Area residents were highlighting the war’s impact Tuesday.

03/19/2013

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Iraq Veteran Volunteers To Guard Central Valley Elementary School

The feel-good story of a former U.S. marine standing guard outside a local elementary school doesn’t feel so good the day after.

12/20/2012

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Servicewomen Sue In SF Courtroom To Challenge Exclusion From Combat

Four military women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan sued the U.S. Department of Defense in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the policy of excluding women from almost all combat duty.

11/27/2012

Protesters rally for International Worker's Day outside the Alameda County Court House on May 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. Demonstrators have called for nation-wide May Day strikes to protest economic inequality and political corruption. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Iraq War Veteran Injured During Oakland Occupy Suing Alameda County For Abuse

An Iraq War veteran who was seriously hurt during a police raid on an Occupy Oakland encampment last year is suing Alameda County for abuse during his 18 hours in jail.

11/27/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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Helmets To Hardhats Connects Returning Vets To Silicon Valley Construction Jobs

Helmets to Hardhats, a nationally recognized program, is working with the Silicon Valley construction trade to train veterans for jobs.

09/18/2012

A U.S. Postal Service delivery van. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain View Post Office May Be Named After Fallen Army Officer

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) announced a bill Monday to rename a Mountain View post office after a fallen Mountain View native who was killed while serving in Iraq, the representative’s office said.

09/17/2012

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2 UC Berkeley Grads Convicted of Spying In Iran Getting Married

Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago got married Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area.

05/05/2012

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