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  • Blogs: All the noise that fits

    The late Christopher Lasch once wrote that public affairs generally and journalism in particular suffered not from too little information but from entirely too much. What was needed, he argued, was robust debate. Lasch, a historian by training but a...
  • Surprise: VA hospitals get high marks

    THE TYPICAL hospital patient is given the wrong medication or the wrong dose at least once a day, according to the Institute of Medicine, a research organization that advises Congress. The good news is that these mistakes are less likely to happen at a...
  • Connecticut Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan

    Connecticut Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan
    Last summer, six months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time, infantry Sgt. Edwin Rivera sat in his car in the driveway of his parents' house in Waterford and explained to his mother why he was returning to war. It was the sad...
  • For wounded warriors, Orlando nonprofit brings healing on a leash

    For wounded warriors, Orlando nonprofit brings healing on a leash
    By the time Jason Jensen returned from his last deployment in Iraq, he already knew something was wrong. Physically, the marine had escaped the sniper fire and roadside bombing attempts that punctuated daily life, but he was not the same man who had...
  • Army psychiatrist blamed in Fort Hood shooting rampage

    Army psychiatrist blamed in Fort Hood shooting rampage
    Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- An Army psychiatrist who was about to be deployed to Iraq allegedly armed himself with two guns and opened fire Thursday afternoon on the grounds of Ft. Hood, the country's largest military...
  • Anti-Gravity: The New Treadmill

    Anti-Gravity: The New Treadmill
    A treadmill developed at NASA Ames Research Center more than a decade ago for exercising in space has seen more athletes than astronauts lately. AlterG, a Fremont, Calif., startup, has sold more than 200 of the "anti-gravity" physical therapy and...
  • The town's all here

    The long trip home from a devastating suicide blast in Afghanistan has felt like a dream for Spec. Daniel Acosta Jr., but none of it so much as his arrival Monday in Chicago. He met his extended family at a yellow-ribboned gate in O'Hare International...
  • Former Sen. Bob Dole Hospitalized

    Former Sen. Bob Dole Hospitalized
    WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is recovering from leg surgery performed after he sought medical treatment for heart problems. The 85-year-old Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an...
  • Flying again is freedom for a veteran helicopter pilot and double amputee

    Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee. She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
  • The Mission Continues

    The Mission Continues
    Vision without sight. A Chicago-area soldier blinded in battle in Iraq sees a way to continue serving our country. Because of him and other brave veterans -- the mission continues. 2008. Steve Baskis was serving the army in Iraq. At 22 years old, he...
  • Local folklore has it that this overgrown N.C. hilltop is the real birthplace of Lincoln

    Local folklore has it that this overgrown N.C. hilltop is the real birthplace of Lincoln
    BOSTIC, N.C. -- Note to aspiring saints and office-holders: You'll know you've achieved "legendary" status when whispered tales are attached to your life story with question marks. The higher you rise, the more there are. Consider Abraham Lincoln....