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  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, will be honored by the National Women's History Project later this month. Mrs. Duckworth is know as an advocate for veterans, particularly women and Native Americans. (Associated Press)

    Group honors Tammy Duckworth for courage, advocacy, spirit

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth was one of the first female Army helicopter pilots to fly combat missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom and, after she lost both legs in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, she began a fight for veterans' rights that's taken her to the halls of Congress.

  • Duckworth to lead delegation to Paralympic Games

    President Barack Obama has chosen U.S. congresswoman and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth to lead a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat: "We should learn from history; we cannot afford to be the world's policeman."

    Majority of veterans in Congress leaning against Syria strike

    As a soldier in the Hawaii National Guard who did two tours of duty in the Middle East, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she learned firsthand that military action must have a clear objective, the public's support and an exit plan.

  • ** FILE ** Then Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as she poses with other female House members prior to the official opening of the 113th Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth, double amputee, slams IRS worker on disability — 'twisting your ankle'

    Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a veteran of the Iraq conflict and a double amputee, blasted a corporate CEO who contracted with the IRS and claimed a veterans' disability from a minor injury he suffered during preparatory school.

  • House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, left, performs a mock swearing in for Rep. Donna Edwards, Maryland Democrat, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Religious diversity in Congress expands list of holy texts

    The Bible and Torah, for years the standard religious texts used to swear in members of Congress, have been joined by the Constitution, the Koran — and, Thursday, for the first time ever, the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita.

  • Nine recent war veterans join Congress

    As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.

  • More veterans on political battlefield

    Veterans across the country are vying for House, Senate and state office seats this year, from well-known hopefuls such as congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, who became a double amputee when her National Guard helicopter was shot down in Iraq, to Arizona state House contender Mark Cardenas, a 25-year-old Iraq vet who remains a National Guardsman.

  • American Scene

    The California radio preacher who predicted the world would end last month was recuperating Monday after suffering a mild stroke, his family and colleagues said.

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