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Vets jobs bill mired in Hill squabble

 From the Washington Post  By Steve Vogel, Published: September 18 A bill to put veterans to work preserving and restoring national parks and other federal, state and local lands has become mired in a political fight, facing a procedural vote Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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War might be making young bodies old

BOSTON (USA Today) - A litany of physical or emotional problems spill out as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans make their way, one by one, to the 11th floor of a VA hospital in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The tragic signs of … Continue reading

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Fighting military suicides with peer counseling

(CBS News) The Pentagon granted a six-month extension Wednesday to a pilot call-in program for American military personnel considering suicide. The suicide rate among both active-duty troops and reservists is alarming, and it’s increased dramatically this year. One effort to … Continue reading

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War Wounds

New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF IT would be so much easier, Maj. Ben Richards says, if he had just lost a leg in Iraq. Enlarge This Image Daniel Borris for The New York Times Maj. Ben Richards, … Continue reading

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Army’s huge culture shift: No shame in mental health help

  By Gail Sheehy, Special for USA TODAY Daniel Rodriguez joined the Army when his home life collapsed. His parents split. His father dropped from a heart attack. He was 18 and on the runty side for a high school … Continue reading

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