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STOKING FIRE: In Iraq, High Rates of Cancer and Birth Defects Linked to Use of Chemical Weapons in War

The U.S. war ended in December 2011, but families in numerous Iraqi cities are living with a dramatic rise in birth defects and cancer from chemical weapons that were detonated near homes, schools, and playgrounds.

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What Would Rosie the Riveter Do?

When discussing female leadership and the military its easy to pin point the reason for the lack of leadership roles for women while serving in the military. Female roles in combat have been dictated by the restrictions that government places on what they can and cannot do while serving their country; for instance females have long been banned from direct ground combat

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U.S. Commander in Iraq to Rescind Policy Punishing Pregnant Soldiers

The top United States commander in Iraq intends to rescind the policy earlier established by one of his subordinate commanders in Iraq that had placed pregnant soldiers at risk of disciplinary measures.

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DeGette Speaks Out After Fact-Finding Trip to Afghanistan

Rep. Diana DeGette talks to Wendy Norris about a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan, the Afghan law that would have legalized marital rape, and the extraordinary lengths Afghan women go to access education.

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For Iraqi Women, Human Rights Abuses Continue

Iraq is a disaster and every day more details surface to show us just how completely we, as a country, destroyed millions of lives.

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Survival Sex

Hundreds of women of the 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria have turned to prostitution. But advocates understand it for what it really is – “survival sex.”

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Female Vets Fight on the Frontlines – for Health Care

Female soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face a lack of reproductive and mental health services from the Veterans Administration. And the Veterans Administration is hesitant in its efforts to remedy the issue.

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War With Ourselves: Sexual Violence In The Military

U.S. servicewomen today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Sexual violence against female contractors, soldiers and Iraqi girls and women continues to raise the question: what will we do to stop it?

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Democrats Talk Tough on Iraq, Economy

The Democratic debate in Las Vegas tonight evinced remarkable consensus and civility among the three Democratic candidates, and fighting words towards the current Administration and the American political status quo.

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Liberating Iraqi Women

Due to the sustained conflict and economic downturn ushered in by the U.S. invasion, Iraqi women are now migrating to Syria in droves, where they're faced with exotic dancing and sex work to support themselves.

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