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Solider who lost his legs stands for his father's retirement ceremony

1st Lt. Jason Pak lost his legs in Afghanistan on Dec. 12 after stepping on an IED. Over the past few months he was forced to undergo multiple surgeries in Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. But when it came time for the retirement ceremony for his father, Col. Y.T. Pak, on Tuesday, he found the strength to stand on a brand new pair of prosthetic limbs. Published March 6, 2013

**FILE** Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted from a security vehicle to a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Dec. 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

Manning wants lesser charges, statement read in Wikileaks case

Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, who faces a possible life sentence for leaking classified U.S. diplomatic cables to anti-secrecy group Wikileaks, will attempt to plead guilty to lesser charges at a pre-trial hearing Thursday. Published February 27, 2013

**FILE** Former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill. (Associated Press)

Jackson Jr., wife charged in campaign funds investigation

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was officially charged Friday with illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, while his wife was charged with filing false income tax forms. Published February 15, 2013

Illustration Measuring Schools by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Colorado parents upset with 'Students of Color'-only tutoring program

No white students allowed. That's the message that a principal from Mission Viejo Elementary school sent with the "Students of Color" tutoring program. Parents complained, and CBS Denver began an investigation, which resulted in the district apologizing for the segregation. Published February 15, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat (Associated Press)

Sen. Tom Harkin: Congress does not have a spending problem

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin took to the floor of Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday and echoed what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently told Fox News' Chris Wallace: the federal government does not have a spending problem. Published February 14, 2013