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MN Red Bulls Looking Forward To Coming Home In 2012

Red Bulls, National Guard troops from Minnesota, celebrate the new year

After months of being deployed in Kuwait, members of Minnesota’s “Red Bulls”, the 1-125 Field Artillery of the Minnesota National Guard, are looking forward to heading home soon. The thoughts of going home buoyed the troops as they rang in the new year from Camp Patriot, Kuwait. 1st Sgt. James Benson and his fellow soldiers symbolically burned their Christmas trees as midnight approached. “Another new year and we’re really looking forward. Continue Reading →

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Iraq War Over. Troops Home By Holidays

President Obama talks about the end of the Iraq war during his weekly address

President Obama says that the death of Moammar Qadhafi in Libya and the announcement that troops from Iraq will return home by the end of the year are strong reminders that the United States has renewed its leadership in the world. He says the role of our brave pilots and crews has given the Libyan people a chance to seek a democratic future for their children, and after a decade of war in Iraq, the United States is moving forward and focusing on strengthening the economy and security at home. That is why President Obama is calling on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, give working families a tax break, and put teachers back in our classrooms and cops on the beat. He says we must bring the same sense of urgency to revitalizing our economy that our troops took to their fight, which is why President Obama is urging Republicans and Democrats to work together to pass the American Jobs Act now to put the American people back to work. Full Text of President Obama’s weekly address. Continue Reading →

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Afghan Activist Malalai Joya Speaks in Minneapolis

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Afghan activist, writer and a former politician, Malalai Joya will speak tonight at St. Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis. She was dismissed from the Afghan parliament for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament. Continue Reading →

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