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AP / Rodrigo Abd

Haiti, One Month Later

Today marks the one-month anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, which provides an appropriate moment to bring attention to the recovery effort—rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, caring for those still injured and helping the hundreds of thousands still in precarious situations.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE


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AP photo / Brian Bohannon

Politics and the Actual Horse Race

File this under just plain weird: Hillary Clinton picked Eight Belles, the only filly in the race, to win the Kentucky Derby. She came in second, behind Big Brown, and, sadly, had to be euthanized on the track because she broke two ankles after crossing the finish line.

Posted on May 4, 2008 READ MORE


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defenseindustrydaily.com

Pentagon Sweeps 20,000 Veterans Under the Rug

Roughly 20,000 soldiers who aren’t on the military’s list of combat wounded have signs of brain injury, according to an analysis of Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs data conducted by USA Today. The Pentagon’s official tally of troops who’ve suffered brain trauma in combat is 4,471—one-fifth the total gleaned from military records.

Posted on Nov 23, 2007 READ MORE


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iflipflop.com

Soldiers and Doctors Struggle With Brain Injury

More and more troops are coming home from Iraq with brain damage, the result of repeated exposure to explosions, and doctors are having a difficult time keeping up. For many, the damage causes problems experts have never seen before and aren’t sure how to treat.

Posted on Sep 9, 2007 READ MORE


Jim Lehrer

Shortchanging Veterans

Jim Lehrer reports that the Army may be underestimating the severity of disabilities, denying servicemen and -women lifetime benefits. The Veterans Disability Benefits Commission found that disability ratings made by the Veterans Affairs Department were typically higher than those of the Army.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Supporting the Troops

ABC’s News’ Bob Woodruff, who narrowly escaped death while reporting from the Iraq war, visits with a young Marine who also sustained a major brain injury. Although rehabilitation is vital to the Marine’s recovery, the VA has refused treatment for half of the critical first year.

Posted on Mar 1, 2007 READ MORE


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(c) Nina Berman/Redux Pictures

Love and War

From AlterNet: “Former Marine Sgt. Ty Ziegel, wounded in Iraq in December 2004 by a suicide car bomber, stands with his high school sweetheart, Renee Kline, at a photo studio on the morning of their wedding day, October 7, 2006.”

Posted on Feb 14, 2007 READ MORE


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From The New York Times

Symbol of Abu Ghraib Seeks to Spare Others His Nightmare

The photo of him in a hood, arms outspread and with electrical wires trailing from his body became the definitive image of the prison abuse scandal.
He is now heading up a prisoners’ rights organization.

Posted on Mar 11, 2006 READ MORE


An Olympic Athlete With No Tragic History? That Won’t Do!

A member of the U.S. Olympic ski team was disqualified from competition today when it was learned that he did not have a sufficiently compelling human storyline to exploit on the NBC telecast of the worldwide sporting event. (satire)

Posted on Feb 11, 2006 READ MORE


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