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Augusta soldier writes poetry, publishes book

...inspired, I would write down my thoughts."One of those thoughts include when he came under mortar attack his first week in Iraq in 2004, while installing Internet and telephone cable systems at a prisoner of war camp.He said the experience broke what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-26/augusta-soldier-writes-poetry
Islamic State extremists kidnap at least 70 Christians in Syria

...extremist group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.The group's bloody campaign in Syria and Iraq, where it seeks to form a self-styled caliphate, has repeatedly targeted religious minorities since it took control of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-24/islamic-state-extremists-kidnap-lea
Where there isn't a will

...place of the Bush administration's 2002 Iraq war authorization, which he never liked...fought ? and defeated ? during the 2007 Iraq surge. Its smoldering remains simply reignited...after Obama withdrew ground troops from Iraq.If Obama can fight ISIS under current law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-22/where-there-isnt-will
Night at the Movies

...Source: fandango.comongoingAMERICAN SNIPER (R): Sniper and U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves lives in Iraq. Evans, Exchange, AikenANNIE 2014 (PG): The 1982 musical about a rags-to-riches orphan gets a reboot. MastersBIG HERO...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-02-24/night-movies
Night at the Movies

...Source: fandango.comongoingAMERICAN SNIPER (R): Sniper and U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves lives in Iraq. Evans, Exchange, AikenANNIE 2014 (PG): The 1982 musical about a rags-to-riches orphan gets a reboot. MastersBIG HERO...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-02-17/night-movies
Fired deputy had clean record, file shows

...in June.Walker, who is originally from Ohio, served in the Army for 10 years starting in 2003. He spent nearly a year in Iraq and received service medals.During an applicant screening before he was hired, sheriff's office officials noted Walker's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-16/fired-deputy-had-clean
Christians all too familiar with persecution

...Asian thatched-roofed homes, sickening. The images of Yazidi believers collapsing on a desolate mountainside in Northern Iraq, unfathomable.Recently, I sat at a table with several pastors who were severely beaten and sentenced to hard labor in a country...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-02-20/christians-all-too-famil
'Conflate'-gate

...has been exposed as a liar over his repeated claim of being on board an Army helicopter hit by rocket and small-arms fire in Iraq in 2003, when in fact he was on a separate helicopter a full hour removed from the attack.Williams seemed to have made things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-06/conflate-gate
A credibility crisis

...Conflate-gate" scandal ? in which the respected reporter greatly exaggerated the danger of a helicopter ride he took in the Iraq War ? is a symptom of a larger problem in American life.Our leaders, public and private, simply lie to us too much.And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-10/credibility-crisis
Rants & Raves

...Americans with affordable health care insurance, for pulling most of our brave military men and women out of the Bush wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for fighting every day for higher wages for lower and middle class Americans. IS EVERY MEMBER of the Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/rants-raves