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War comes home: the traumatic brain injury epidemic

According to official DOD figures, 332,000 soldiers have suffered brain injuries since 2000. Many of these are mild traumatic brain injuries, a term that is profoundly misleading.

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Ending wars, creating jobs, top mayors' agenda

More than a dozen  mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

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Rights group says California abuses children

A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.

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Blackwater swamp keeps on bubbling

The Justice Department has begun a criminal fraud investigation of the company, its employees face criminal charges, but it keeps doing its dirty work under a tangle of names.