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Members of Occupy Wall march on Broadway during a celebration march after learning that they can stay on Zuccotti Park in New York, October 14, 2011. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Busy Weekend Planned For Occupy Wall Street Protesters

According to their website, they’re planning a “Mass March on the CHASE Bank” Saturday morning followed by a “party” in Times Square.

10/14/2011

An American soldier is seen in Afghanistan (file / credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Jim Himes Praises Program To Ease Soldiers’ Transition Back To Homefront

With a high unemployment rate nationwide, returning veterans face a huge challenge joining the workforce.

10/13/2011

Scot King (file / credit: Remember The Wounded Ride)

U.S. Marine Scot King Riding Through Connecticut On Lower 48 Tour For The Wounded

The wounded from the current wars return stateside to a hornet’s nest of red tape, says Scot King, a retired Marine corporal.

10/11/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office, NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Calls President’s Deficit Plan ‘Class Warfare’

Saying “We can’t just cut our way out of this hole,” President Barack Obama is calling for $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a 10-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion.

09/19/2011

(credit: America's Vet Dogs)

Stories From Main Street: America’s Vet Dogs Are More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.

09/12/2011

Wounded Warriors Ride - Babylon, NY - Jul 22, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Heat Won’t Hold Back Wounded Warriors On Long Island

They’re all very uncomfortable in the heat. But that did not stop hundreds of people from getting on their bicycles at Babylon town hall.

07/22/2011

The Hike for Heroes crew enters Times Square on June 15, 2011 (credit: Facebook/Hike For Our Heroes)

Iraq War Vet Raising Funds For Military Families Via ‘Forrest Gump’-Style Walk Comes To Times Square

Troy Yocum was in Iraq when a fellow soldier emailed to say he was in deep financial trouble, so he decided to embark on a 7,000 mile walk to raise money for him, and other military families.

06/15/2011

Opening Day at the VA Clinic - Riverhead, NY - Jun 3, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Veterans Affairs Clinic Opens In Riverhead

A new clinic will make it much easier for veterans on the east end of Long Island to get medical care.

06/03/2011

This sign was in front of Cheryl Stewart's Red Hook home for six years. She took it down on Monday, May 2, 2011. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Red Hook’s Cheryl Stewart Takes Down ‘Where Is Osama Bin Laden?’ Sign

The Brooklyn sculptor initially posted the large sign with red letters outside her Coffey Street home as a protest of the Iraq war.

05/03/2011

Sign for Veterans Stand Down at Suffolk County Community College - Brentwood, NY - Apr 29, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Community College Hosts Veterans Stand Down For Vets In Need

Veterans of all ages lined up in Brentwood, Long Island on Friday morning to get some much-needed assistance.

04/29/2011

AOL Logo (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AOL Joins Military Families Initiative

You may have heard about the military families initiatives spear-headed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Well, a lot of companies are getting on board.

04/18/2011

An Iraqi child named Wa'ad (featured in the 60 Minutes story) in a wheelchair (credit: Global Medical Relief Fund)

Stories From Main Street: Donations Quadruple At S.I. Charity Following ’60 Minutes’ Profile

For fifteen years, Elissa Montanti has, in relative obscurity, run the Global Medical Relief Fund from a makeshift office in her walk-in closet.

04/11/2011

Union Square Anti-War Protest

Thousands Gather At Union Square To Voice Concerns Against Wars

Thousands attended an anti-war rally at Union Square on Saturday.

04/09/2011

Elissa Montanti (Photo/60 Minutes)

S.I. Woman On Global Mission To Help 1 Child At A Time

Elissa Montanti has reached out to children in Bosnia, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Pakistan just to name a few.

03/25/2011

A Purple Heart is seen on the uniform of Army Spc. William Haywood of the Delta Company of 1st Brigade of 10th Mountain Division at Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2008 - Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Praises New Purple Heart Criteria

Under the new rules of the Army, soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, during roadside bombings are now eligible to be awarded the Purple Heart.

03/22/2011

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