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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Kandahar Province, Afghanistan - File / Photo: Getty Images

New York Area Veterans Getting Lost In The System

Nearly a quater of the 85,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study.


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Stories From Main Street: White Plains, NY

One man from Westchester County is going to new heights for wounded veterans.


Staff Sgt. Anthony Oliveira

Staff Sergeant Home For Holidays For First Time In 11 Years

After 11 years away, an army staff sergeant finally came home for the holidays.


Antrel Rolle (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Giants Rolle Apologizes For Military Comment

Antrel Rolle has apologized for comparing fans who boo players after a bad half of football to fans booing troops returning home from Iraq after a tour of duty.


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NY Politicians Speak Out Against Ahmadinejad

A group of New York elected officials spoke out Monday against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is in NYC for the U.N. General Assembly.

CBS New York–09/20/2010

Sarah Shourd (R), the American hiker released from detention in Iran after 410 days, addresses a press conference as Cindy Hickey (L), her fiance Shane Bauer's mother, and Paula Fattal, Josh Fattal's mother, look on in New York on September 19, 2010. Fellow US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were captured with Sarah Shourd but have not yet been released. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

US Hiker Freed From Iranian Jail Arrives In New York

An American hiker freed after spending over a year in an Iranian jail is now telling her side of the story. Sarah Shourd said she’s no spy, and neither are the two friends she left behind in Tehran.


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President Obama: ‘Time To Turn The Page On Iraq’

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, telling millions who were divided over the war in his country and around the world: “It is time to turn the page.”