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Secretary Of Defense Invites DWTS Winner JR Martinez To The Pentagon!

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United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has invited JR Martinez to the Pentagon!

JR is the veteran/actor who won this season of Dancing With the Stars ( a very deserving win at that).

After suffering intense burns during his time in Iraq, JR has made an example of triumph over tragedy with his high spirits and determination. Because of that, he won the hearts of all of us — including Panetta!

Panetta called JR to praise him for the great job he did on the show:

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New Study Reveals A Veteran Commits Suicide Every 80 Minutes

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Ugh! So sad!

A new study published on Monday has found that a veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes!

Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military related suicide attempts have increased. In 2009 alone, 1,868 veterans of those wars attempted to take their own life!

It's not just the veterans either. Researchers found approximately one service member committed suicide every 36 hours between 2005 and 2019.

Study authors Dr. Margaret C. Harrell and Nancy Berglass concluded:

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McConaughey, Worthington And Butler Starring As American Soldiers In Iraq On Thunder Run

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Iraqs pretty hot, right? We're sure it won't be hard to find an excuse for these guys to take their shirts off! LOLz!

Matthew McConaughey, Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler are teaming up for an all CG 3D action thriller called Thunder From Down Under Run.

The movie is

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Barack Obama Announces The End Of The War In Iraq! All Troops Returning Home By January 1st, 2012!

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VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!

And a man who keeps his promises! We couldn't be more proud today of this country than we are right now!

President Barack Obama has confirmed today that after nine years of American troops stationed overseas in Iraq, the war that began in the spring of 2003 will be over by January 1st, and that most U.S. troops will be "home for the holidays!"

He says in a statement:

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over. The coming months will be another season of homecomings. Across America, our servicemen and women will be reunited with their families … This December will be a time to reflect on all that we've been through in this war. "[He and Iraq prime minister Nouri al-Maliki are in] full agreement about how to move forward. [Our troops will exit Iraw] with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops. With our diplomats and civilian advisers in the lead, we will help Iraqis strengthen institutions that are just, representative, and accountable. We'll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education that unleash the potential of the Iraqi people. We'll partner with an Iraq that contributes to regional security and peace, just as we insist that other nations respect Iraq's sovereignty. I would note that the end of war in Iraq reflects a larger transition. The tide of war is receding."

Watch his incredible, fully speech in its entirety (above)!

Such an unbelievably proud day for America and all of its people, that we're sure we will always remember!

May this ignite the shift in this country that it so desperately needs!

The time to end violence is NOW! No more innocent lives need to be lost!

God Bless the U.S.A.!

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Bill O'Reilly Tells David Letterman To Sit Down On His Own Show!

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"Well aint that some sh*t!"

After David Letterman and Bill O'Reilly came to agreement on entering Iraq, David offered a high-five to the Fox News pundit.

Bill denied him at first and even told him to "sit down" on his own show!

Of course, after that (and after the audience booed), Bill reluctantly stood up and gave in to Dave's friendly gesture.

At least he can call Cheney out, though. Definitely respect that!

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David Letterman Doesn't Hold Back With NJ Gov Chris Christie

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Dare we say, he might've taken things a bit too far. We'll let U decide.

Last night, David Letterman took aim at an easy target, if you ask us, when he presented the "Top Ten Ways The Country Would Be Different If Chris Christie Were President.”

Now, Christie has already said again and again and again that he has no plans to run for President. But just on the off chance he changes his mind, Dave wanted to make sure America was prepared for it. Thus, he compiled this list for us all so we know what we could be in for.

It' ain't pretty, we'll tell you that much!

CH-CH-Check out the video (above) to hear about all the ch-ch-changes.

We've gotta say though, we bet the troops would really enjoy IHOP over IRAQ! That's a point to Christie!

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One Of The Most Touching Things We've Ever Seen!

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Emmanuel Kelly has such an unbelievably touching story. He and his brother were survivors of chemical warfare in Iraq. He's not exactly sure how old he is, but he DOES have one amazing voice.

We cried our eyes out watching this! We have a feeling U will too.

Check out the extremely moving X Factor Australia audition above.

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