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Thursday, April 03, 2014

The stress of war can linger on our veterans long after they come home from war. (John Gomez/Shutterstock)

Report: Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System | Iraqi Ambassador Gears Up for Boston Marathon | The Takeaway TV Smackdown Wildcard Revealed! | Reliving Horror, TX Communities React to Fort Hood Shooting | Views from The Eastern Bloc: Bulgaria | Money and Politics: Are Campaign Contributions Speech?

Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System

In the decade after 9/11, nearly 1,000 veterans became victims of the administration designed to help them. The Department of Veterans Affairs paid more than $200 million in wrongful death claims.

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Iraqi Ambassador Gears Up for Boston Marathon

When 36,000 runners in the year's Boston Marathon take to the starting line, Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., will be among them. He says he's taking part in the run to to demonstrate his solidarity with Bostonians and his commitment to fighting terrorism.

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Views from The Eastern Bloc: Bulgaria

Today, the voice of someone who grew up under communism in Bulgaria, watched the transition to democracy, and is now observing the crisis in Ukraine from the United States, reflects on her home country and weighs in on the political turmoil in Crimea.

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Texas Towns React to Fort Hood Shooting

Communities around Fort Hood are dealing with the aftermath of an event that, as President Obama noted yesterday, recalls the horror of the shooting on that base in 2009.

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Are Campaign Contributions Speech?

The Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision in McCutcheon v. FEC has reignited a debate about the role of money in politics. Some equate campaign donations with speech and others believe that campaign finance restrictions are the only way to prevent political corruption.

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