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The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have repeatedly promised to do a better job of handling the medical evaluations of wounded and disabled service members. Instead, they are doing worse.
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Boston.com New veterans report record rate of disabilities STLtoday.com A visitor to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial touches the name of a fallen soldier etched on the wall of the memorial in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2012. On Monday, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will begin the national commemoration of the Vietnam
28 May
stltoday.com
Bloomberg Sun Hung Kai's Two Co-Chairmen Report to ICAC on Graft Probe Bloomberg Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16)'s co- chairmen Raymond and Thomas Kwok today reported to Hong Kong's anti-corruption body, almost two months since they were arrested as part of a bribery investigation. The brothers arrived at the offices of the ... Sun Hung Kai Properties—Business as Usual? Wall Street Journal...
28 May
bloomberg.com
Yahoo! Eurosport UK Motorsports: Jakub Smrz surprises Carlos Checa, grabs World Superbike pole Salt Lake Tribune By Steve Luhm Spain's Carlos Checa owned the fastest lap time in the final moments of Superpole 3, meaning he was about the claim the pole position for Monday's FIM Superbike World Championship races. $40 for adult general admission, $50 for adult ... Riders blaze path to FIM superbike
28 May
sltrib.com
Comic Book Movie Mark Julian Reviews MEN IN BLACK III Comic Book Movie It's been 10 years since our last Will Smith blockbuster and the ageless one returns with another summer blockbuster to add to his resume, Men In Black 3 (MIB III). Does the film have the same charisma as Smith's previous films or is it a signal that a ... ''Men in Black'' bumps ''Avengers'' at North American box office ...
27 May
comicbookmovie.com
The Associated Press Almost Half of New Vets Seek Disability ABC News America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the
27 May
abcnews.go.com
CTV.ca 'Men in Black 3" Movie Review Washburn Review By Brian Dulle Barry Sonnenfeld returns after ten years in the director's chair to direct the third installment to the Men in Black series, “Men in Black III.” Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as well as Agent J and Agent K. I admit that as a
27 May
washburnreview.org
Globe and Mail Finnish rooftop gunman seems not to be extremist Reuters By Terhi Kinnunen | HELSINKI (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire from a rooftop in a Finnish town centre in the early hours of Saturday, killing two people and wounding several others, police said. An 18-year-old man wearing camouflage clothing was ... Gunman kills 2, wounds 7 in Finland, then arrested The Associated Press Gunman
27 May
reuters.com
26 May
icanread.tumblr.com
The Guardian Cannes 2012: Amour conquers all The Guardian Michael Haneke is too good. Whenever the Austrian director shows one of his films in Cannes, I always come out thinking the others might as well just pack up and go home because they'll never reach his awesome heights of control and precision. Past winners lead the pack for Cannes film award Reuters Cannes 2012: 'Amour' director Haneke says
26 May
guardian.co.uk
Hundreds of retailers offer discounts for Memorial Day of 10 percent or more to active duty and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists and veterans. In some cases, spouses and families members are included, too
26 May
stripes.com
Hollywood Reporter 'Men in Black 3': What the Critics Are Saying Hollywood Reporter THR's John DeFore writes the film "easily erases the second installment's vague but unpleasant memory." Sony's Men in Black 3 is poised to bring in a Memorial Day weekend haul of $75-80 million, and to wrest The Avengers from the top box office spot. The 'Men in Black 3' ending makes ...
26 May
hollywoodreporter.com
Globe and Mail Insight: Minute by minute, Nasdaq chaos engulfed Facebook IPO Reuters By Rodrigo Campos and John McCrank (Reuters) - Dead silence. For nearly 20 minutes on the morning of Facebook Inc's trading debut last Friday, the line Nasdaq had opened up to keep traders informed about the social media company's $16 billion IPO had ... CORRECT (5/24): Citadel Trading Exec Leaving; Facebook Loss
26 May
reuters.com
Two female soldiers are suing the Department of Defense and the Army to end policies prohibiting women from serving in a combat role, saying their career advancement has been hurt by the current policies
25 May
stripes.com
HispanicBusiness.com Ups and Downs: How Facebook stock has traded since long-awaited public offering Washington Post Facebook Inc. began trading publicly last Friday following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. The initial public offering of stock priced at $38 a day earlier. That was at the top of a projected range that Facebook had already
25 May
washingtonpost.com
CBSSports.com Lions' Fairley Arrested Again in Alabama New York Times Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested in Mobile County, Ala., on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, his second arrest in the state in two months. The state police said Fairley, 24, passed a trooper
28 May
nytimes.com
Cinema Blend Beyonce Returns To The Stage, Can She Reclaim Her Popularity? Cinema Blend Famous before she was even old enough to vote, Beyonce Knowles spent her twenties selling millions of records and churning out hit single after hit single. She won more than a dozen Grammy Awards, starred in major Hollywood movies, released fashion
28 May
cinemablend.com
A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials told The Associated Press
27 May
stripes.com
Access Hollywood Jason Trawick 'Very Proud' Of Fiancee Britney Spears Access Hollywood LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jason Trawick is beaming with pride over his fiancee, Britney Spears, after her first week of work as a judge on “The X Factor.” The 40-year-old shared his sweet sentiments in a self-shot video message to his soon-to-be bride. Video
27 May
accesshollywood.com
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com From war injuries to PTSD to backlogged claims, new veterans battle new foes ... Washington Post America has a new generation of veterans. More than 1.6 million troops are back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are unlike any other group of veterans the nation has ever seen. More of them are Reserves and National Guard
27 May
washingtonpost.com
The Guardian Haneke's 'Amour' among favorites as jury decides winner of Cannes Film ... Washington Post CANNES, France — Love is in the air at Cannes, as the jury sits down to choose the film festival's prizewinners. There's love in the face of death in Michael Haneke's “Amour,” love in conflict with faith in Christian Mungiu's “Beyond the Hills” and
27 May
washingtonpost.com
Hollywood Reporter Mud: Cannes Review Hollywood Reporter Matthew McConaughey stars in director Jeff Nichols' film about two Mississippi boys who forge a bond with a sympathetic fugitive. The story of a sympathetic fugitive who forges a bond with two teenage boys near a mighty river down south
27 May
hollywoodreporter.com
Jakarta Post Evolution doubts criticized Winston-Salem Journal By: AP , JournalNow Staff | The Associated Press Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history. Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself. Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist
27 May
www2.journalnow.com
United States Military Academy West Point, New York 10:22 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) It’s a great honor to be here. Distinguished guests; soldiers and officers, friends and family of those graduating today, academy faculty and staff and, most of all, cadets on the cusp of being commissioned in the United States Army
26 May
whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/26/remarks-vice-president-joe-biden-commencement-ceremony-united-states-mil
The Atlantic Nursing Home to Community Care Move Stumbles MedPage Today By MedPage Today Staff A multi-billion dollar federal initiative to move low-income elderly and disabled people from long-term care facilities into the community has fallen far short of its goals, as many states have struggled to cobble together ... Legislation may enable states to offer universal healthca...
26 May
medpagetoday.com
NEWS.com.au Does Wilmer Valderrama Have "Loud and Disturbing Noises" Coming From His House?! E! Online Brit-Brit's Braless! Plus, Nina Dobrev, Kate Upton and more. Rate all the highs and lows! Does Wilmer Valderrama Have "Loud and Disturbing Noises" Coming From His House?! Wilmer Valderrama's neighbor says he's the one being kept awake
25 May
eonline.com
USA TODAY Just when you thought big IPO “pops” were back, Facebook bungles its offering ... Washington Post NEW YORK — The botched offering of Facebook stock has raised several troubling questions, but at least we don't have to worry about the one that plagues many IPOs: How are a few select investors able to buy in early at lower prices and then pocket huge
26 May
washingtonpost.com
Globe and Mail Iran uranium of elevated enrichment raises concern Los Angeles Times IAEA inspectors report finding traces of uranium enriched up to 27% in an Iranian facility, exceeding the maximum 20% permitted. The revelation may complicate talks on Iran's nuclear program. Selected 15 of 24 | Batch 1 of 155 Iran's chief nuclear
26 May
latimes.com
NEWS.com.au Iran to consider halt of 20% uranium enrichment on condition Xinhua BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhuanet) -- An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the country will consider halting 20 percent uranium enrichment if the West recognizes the civilian nature of its nuclear program. The announcement comes from the official IRNA
28 May
news.xinhuanet.com
Alton Daily News Mason County Relay for Life coming in June Ledger Independent Every year the Mason County area hosts a special tradition for cancer research and awareness. The Relay for Life has been hosted in the United States since 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a surgeon, wanted to raise money for his local American Cancer
28 May
maysville-online.com
CTV.ca 'Amour,' by Michael Haneke, Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes New York Times CANNES, France — Heavy rain dampened the final day of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, but it mattered not at all when the Palme d'Or was awarded to “Amour.” Brilliantly directed with an atypically tender touch by the Austrian director Michael Haneke, ... Haneke's "Love" wins to cheers at C...
27 May
nytimes.com
Daily Mail Facebook bride Priscilla Chan's father was Asian refugee who worked in Chinese ... Daily Mail When Priscilla Chan married her long-time boyfriend, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, last weekend she looked every inch the fairytale bride. In a stunning full-length white gown, 27-year-old Priscilla smiled serenely as she exchanged vows with ... Facebook's Royal Wedding New York Times Stop
27 May
dailymail.co.uk
Reluctant to raise taxes, some states push the tax man on tougher collection ... Washington Post MONTPELIER, Vt. — Dentist Frank Illuzzi was stunned when Vermont tax collectors began demanding a 6 percent sales tax on the value of toothbrushes and floss he hands out to patients. Senior care facility operator Jay Grimes was similarly surprised to ... and more »
27 May
washingtonpost.com
kypost.com Choose sunscreens wisely GoErie.com By DAVID BRUCE, Erie Times-News Some are better than others at protecting you from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer and other types of skin damage. And it doesn't matter how much you pay for sunscreen or if it's made by a ... Consumer Reports Rates Best Sunscreen Buys WebMD The Truth About Sunscreen: Are Labels Lying? ABC News
27 May
goerie.com
Jakarta Post Drought weakens communities in Senegal as hunger sets in msnbc.com (blog) Rebecca Blackwell / AP Women crowd a well in the village of Kiral, near Goudoude Diobe in the Matam region of northeastern Senegal. Wells in the area are often 75-meters deep, and aren't always able to produce enough water for residents' daily needs. From one bowl of rice a day to nothing: Hunger spreads, stalks
27 May
photoblog.msnbc.msn.com
Astronaut’s Visit SpaceX SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vessel smells like a new car, said astronauts at the International Space Station after opening the hatches Saturday following the spacecraft’s landmark mission to the orbiting lab. The California-based SpaceX on Friday became the first commercial outfit to send its own unmanned cargo capsule to the ISS
26 May
discoverynews.tumblr.com
Josh Lucas tells Xfinity TV about his new movie, "Hide Away." It’s afternoon, and Josh Lucas is calling from the Toronto set of “The Firm,” where he’s wrapping production and then bidding goodbye to his role as Harvard-educated lawyer Mitch McDeere. The NBC series didn’t get a second season pickup, and the handsome, talented actor, who turns 42 in Jun...
26 May
xfinity.comcast.net
WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama paid tribute to our men and women in uniform who have died in service to our country. The President also reaffirmed our nation’s dedication to serving our veterans as well as they have served us, and thanked our men and women in uniform for their unwavering commitment to the United States. As we come together on Memorial Day
26 May
whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/26/weekly-address-honoring-our-fallen-heroes-memorial-day
New York Times Cisco takes its lumps, keeps developing video meeting tools Computerworld By Stephen Lawson IDG News Service - Cisco Systems owned up to some miscalculations in its video collaboration strategy but showed off some promising future capabilities in a briefing with media this week. The company's video meeting business is best
26 May
computerworld.com
CBS Local Two female Army officers sue to reverse combat ban Salt Lake Tribune Pair claim that excluding them from certain units based on their gender violates their constitutional rights as service members. By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | The Associated Press Richmond, Va. • Two female Army Reserve officers have sued the US Department ... Female Soldi...
25 May
sltrib.com
The Guardian Keira Knightley engaged to Klaxons keyboard player The Guardian Hollywood star Keira Knightley is to marry her rock star boyfriend, James Righton from the band Klaxons. The couple have become engaged after dating since early last year, it was confirmedon Friday. Oscar-nominated Knightley, 27, previously dated ... Actress Keira Knightley to wed musician Righton Houston Chronicle Keira
26 May
guardian.co.uk
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