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President Obama arrives to speak at ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war. (credit: Saul Loeb.Getty Images/AFP)

Rep. Schiff: Congress ‘Should Have A Vote’ On ISIS Military Action

A Southland lawmaker is calling for President Obama to seek Congressional authorization for any expanded military effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

09/09/2014

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Parents Of Journalist Murdered By Terrorists In 2002 React To ISIS Beheading

A video posted to social media Tuesday claimed to show the beheading of an American journalist by the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, who have been the targets of US airstrikes in Iraq over recent weeks.

08/19/2014

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SoCal Residents Fear For Family In Iraq As Violence Continues

Officials Saturday carried out a third round of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic state militants, leaving many people across Southern California concerned for family members in Iraq as the violence continues.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2014

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Anti-War Protesters Gather Outside Downtown LA Veterans Hospital

A group of anti-war protesters Thursday gathered outside a veteran’s hospital in downtown Los Angeles just as President Obama announced he’s sending 300 military advisers to Iraq.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2014

Sally Toomlatai lost her son in the Iraq war in January 2007. (credit: CBS)

Mother Who Lost Son In Iraq War Reacts To President’s Decision Not To Return American Troops There

“He was my hero,” his mom says, choking back tears.

06/13/2014

Iraqi men take part in a demonstration to show their support for the call to arms by Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf on June 13, 2014. (Photo credit:  HAIDER HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Analyst: Fall Of Baghdad Would Make Current Gas Prices ‘Look Like A Bargain’

Oil industry analysts are warning a brewing civil war between Islamic militants in Iraq could potentially send gas prices soaring here in the Southland.

06/13/2014

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Iraqi-Born Religious Scholar Says Homeland Is On Verge Of Civil War

Imam Moustafa al-Qazwini, a religious scholar born in Iraq and living in Rowland Heights, said his homeland is on the verge of a civil war.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2014

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More Than 57,000 US Military Veterans Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

06/09/2014

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California Man Charged With Aiding Terror Group

A federal grand jury in Sacramento has indicted a California man on a single charge of attempting to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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Jewelry Store Clerk Recalls Paul Walker’s Anonymous Gift To Soldier and Fiancee

Paul Walker was best known for his movies and fast cars, but a former Santa Barbara jewelry store clerk will remember him most for his generosity.

12/02/2013

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Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Homeless Slayings Dies

A former Marine accused of murder in the deaths of four homeless men, a woman and her son has died at a California hospital after falling ill in his jail cell.

11/28/2013

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Syrian Americans Rally In Westwood Against Possible U.S. Military Intervention

Protestors defended Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and questioned the assertion his government is responsible for the August 21 attack on its people.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2013

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Local Habitat For Humanity, CalVet Team Up To Build Affordable Homes For Working Vets

A local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has partnered up with the California Department of Veterans Affairs to build affordable houses for hundreds of working veterans and their families.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (courtesy CBS)

Nurse Wants San Diego Mayor Advances Investigated

A nurse came forward Tuesday to say that embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner demanded a date earlier this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2013

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Corona Welcomes Wounded Soldier Home With Parade

Hundreds of people lined Corona’s Main Street Tuesday to welcome home Army Sgt. Jordan Sisco for the holidays.

12/18/2012

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