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Obama Asks Fresh War Powers, Says Islamic State Group 'Going To Lose'

Feb. 11
By Associated Press
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President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 10

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos said he knew Logan had a better sense of smell and hearing than he did, and trusted Logan to alert him of any danger – be it real or imagined - which allowed the Marine veteran to relax, even if only a little bit.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 9

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos, who served in the Marines as a leader, teaching fellow Leathernecks the tools they’d need to survive in the war zone, decided to become a full-time trainer at Freedom Dogs, teaching Marines with PTSD how to survive their war wounds.

3 Navy Rear Admirals Reprimanded In Corruption Scandal

Feb. 10
By Associated Press
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Three Navy rear admirals linked to a $20 million bribery scandal involving a Malaysian contractor known as "Fat Leonard" have been reprimanded but will not face criminal charges, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 8

Feb. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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When Carlos first started attending training sessions at Freedom Dogs, he felt he didn’t fit in. Big reason: Carlos was afraid of dogs. He didn’t like them, and he believed they didn’t like him. In the tough, gang-infested Chicago streets where Carlos grew up, dogs were treated more as weapons than pets.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 7

Feb. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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A critical care nurse and veteran’s daughter named Meribeth Russell started Freedom Dogs in 2006. Russell got the idea when she participated in a hospital study that found obese children who were able to bond with a therapy dog had an easier time losing weight.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 6

Feb. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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Without the distractions of combat, symptoms of PTSD began plaguing Carlos’s everyday life. He began to drink heavily to blot out the depression and anxiety he was feeling. And the guilt.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 5

Feb. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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In the days following the suicide car bombing in 2004, Carlos didn’t feel angry. He didn’t feel frightened. He didn’t even mourn the men who were so brutally killed that day. Carlos didn’t feel anything at all. He was completely numb.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 4

Feb. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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There was a shyness about Carlos, despite his intimidating appearance. Muscles earned from years of required physical fitness bulged under his black shirt, his sleeves pushed up to his elbows to reveal a maze of tattoos covering both of his forearms.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 3

Feb. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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I first met Carlos Cruz in 2012, two weeks after he officially retired from the Marine Corps. It took quite a few email exchanges to nail down the time and day of our meeting. One of the most marked symptoms of the Traumatic Brain Injury Carlos suffered in the suicide attack is his inability to remember small details.

San Diego's NASSCO Experiencing A Shipbuilding Boom

Feb. 6
By Susan Murphy
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NASSCO’s third mobile landing platform ship will be christened on Saturday amid a building boom at the company's Barrio Logan shipyard.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 2

Feb. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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The force of the explosion knocked Carlos unconscious. When he came to, he had momentarily lost his hearing. The chaotic world before him was silent, but the facial contortions of the Marines who had survived told him that they were screaming in horror.

What The Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill Would Mean For San Diego

Feb. 4
Midday Edition
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President Barack Obama has said he would sign the "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act" into law. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 1

Feb. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos Cruz was part of a three-vehicle convoy patrolling the scorching, silent Iraqi desert. Carlos, a Marine lance corporal at the time, was in the rear of the convoy, lying down in the back seat of a Humvee. The only protection he had from outside attack was a Kevlar blanket covering his body, and sandbags pushed against the window. The Humvee itself had no armor.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Prologue

Feb. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Dogs are helping troops coming home from war through their darkest days. Home Post's multi-day series called "Even the Devil Can't Fool a Dog" will focus on how a Yellow Labrador Retriever named Logan is helping Camp Pendleton Marine Corps veteran Carlos Cruz battle post-traumatic stress disorder.