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GRAPEVINE, TX - MAY 23:  Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio, a Cub Scout den leader who was kicked out in 2012 for being openly gay, embraces her son Cruz Burns, 8, before a news conference at the Great Wolf Lodge May 23, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America today ended its policy of prohibiting openly gay youths from participating in Scout activities, while leaving intact its ban on gay adults and leaders.  (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)

BSA Allows Gay Leaders, Churches Can Still Be Exclusive

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

07/28/2015

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Fort Leonard Wood to See Reduction of 774 Troops

Although Fort Leonard Wood will lose about 15 percent of its active-duty troops in the next two years, the Army reductions announced Thursday could have been much worse.

07/09/2015

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Illinois Group Sends Pizzas To Troops Overseas

Pizzas4Patriots arranged for 5,000 to be sent to Afghanistan & 1,000 to Kuwait

07/04/2015

Police and national guard arrest a demonstrator outside the police station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

National Guard Called Protestors ‘Enemy Forces’

The Missouri National Guard referred to protestors in Ferguson last year as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” according to documents obtained by CNN.

04/17/2015

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Records: Police Wanted National Guard in Ferguson Neighborhood

St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement sought unsuccessfully to station National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released.

02/17/2015

Looters enter a Meineke store in Ferguson on November 26, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

UPDATED: 58 Arrested as Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks, Bottles at Police

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

11/26/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin Against Sending Troops to Middle East

As the airstrikes on ISIS continue, there’s growing concern of reprisals against the United States and its allies. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is reiterating that he is staunchly against sending ground troops into Iraq to fight ISIS.

09/29/2014

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Missouri USO Unveils ‘Pies for Patriots’ Fundraiser

In order to participate, customers simply go to the USO’s website, order an apple, pecan or pumpkin pie from McArthur’s Bakery, and choose a pickup date and location.

08/27/2013

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Obama’s Decision To End the War in Iraq Won’t Change Mo National Guard’s Plan

Currently, the Missouri National Guard reports it has about 1,000 soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan, Egypt and Qatar.

10/27/2011

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