The NYPD officer caught on viral video fending off a band of subway vagrants without reaching for his gun has handled himself well under pressure before — he’s a U.S. Army veteran who’s served in Iraq and Afghanistan, police said.

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Eleven US states have cancelled agreements to send members of the National Guard to the US-Mexico border as part of a growing backlash over the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families trying to enter the US.

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Photo by Derek Redmond via Wikimedia Commons

In the summer of 1969, 400,000 hippies, bohemians, artists, and revolutionaries of all stripes descended on a small dairy farm in Bethel, New York for Woodstock, an event celebrating peace, youthful rebellion, and a general disregard for personal hygiene. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was widely regarded as a watershed moment in the counterculture movement and in modern musical history. But by the time the party officially kicked off 48 years ago on Aug. 15, disaster was poised to strike, and it would have if not for the intervention of an unlikely ally: the U.S. Army.

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Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Tucked away on 45th Street, just beyond the golden glow of Times Square and New York’s Broadway theater district, is the tastefully understated Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, which, since April 26, 2017, has been the set of Bandstand — a Tony-award winning homage to World War II and what happened when the Greatest Generation finally made it home only to realize that America didn’t wait for them.

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A domestic dispute in Theresa, New York, reportedly turned into a double murder on July 9, when Army soldier Justin Walters allegedly shot his wife, Nichole, and a state trooper named Joel Davis.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

A dramatic rescue operation played out at sea, 1,300 miles east of Cape Cod recently, when seven pararescuemen lept from a C-130 into the Atlantic Ocean at night to rescue injured sailors aboard a cargo ship that caught ablaze.

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