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Slideshow: Top news stories of 2009

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Associated Press had the very cool idea of allowing Facebook users to weigh in on its annual “Top Stories” list this year. When AP-member editors release their top ten picks for the year’s most important stories in a couple of weeks, the public’s list will be released, too. The differences will be interesting. “Important” […]

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40 years and counting

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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It’s been almost 40 years since he was back from the jungles of Vietnam, but the war is still present in William Mendez’s life. It’s not only the nightmares and flashbacks, the memories, and the loss of good friends that occupy his mind. It’s the actual physical pain and therapy that are part of this […]

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Times Square Protesters Say Bring the Troops Home

Posted on 01. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every Sunday for the past several weeks, Dave Robinson has been protesting in Times Square. He holds a sign saying what war is and is not, strategically standing outside the military recruiting building. He hopes to raise awareness among passersby about the wars. He said he thinks that Americans have become used to the concept […]

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Suicide and the U.S. Army

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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What is the most serious problem that faces young veterans who were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan? I talked about it with retired Maj. Gen. John R. Hawkins III, 60, a 37-year Army veteran. I got an answer I didn’t expect. “Suicides–way up,” Hawkins said. “Most of our suicides have been based upon relationships. And this […]

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Big In Norway

Posted on 10. Oct, 2009 by .

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Waking up to find their boss had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize even the White House advisers were surprised. After washing their face, drinking coffee and overcoming the initial astonishment, the immediate question that came to mind, was: is this good for us? Good for Obama’s Presidency? Is peace in Iraq or Afghanistan closer […]

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