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- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
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- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
- 40 Australian adults, children found in ‘one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public’
- Venezuela’s Maduro calls on student ‘price vigilantes’ to hit the streets, report businesses
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
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- 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for pretend bow-and-arrow shooting
- Tea partyers turn on Capitol Hill budget deal
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A bill from Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both Texans, would change the classification of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and dozens injured from an act of workplace violence to a terrorist attack.
The chairman of the key House subcommittee that controls the Homeland Security Department's budget asked Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday to justify why the department has made major ammunition purchases in recent months, saying it's time to put rumors to rest.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My father has applied for VA benefits and is currently waiting for a response. It's been a few months now, and he's starting to worry. If there's any way you could check on the status of the application or find out if there's a processing problem of any kind, we would both be most grateful.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I have a question for you: Why is it that the VA does not negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on a nationwide basis as opposed to regional negotiations? I am unable to get some meds for my service-connected disability because the VA won't come into the 21st century or negotiate on the national level. I am fortunate that my disability compensation currently covers the expense of buying the needed meds. It just seems wrong that I should have to pay for a service-connected disability to some degree.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: Will you please publicize the injustice to military surviving spouses? Although 100 percent disabled, my husband was able to receive both his military retirement pay and his VA disability, thanks to Sen. Harry Reid's bill, S. 170. When he passed away, those concurrent receipt benefits were not passed on to me. Why?
Nothing grates quite like a lecture from a "locavore," a scold who mixes food and politics by refusing to buy any product that has traveled more than 100 miles from stable to table, and lecturing those who don't do likewise. While the "buy local" philosophy often makes for pitiful politics, the locavore crowd is right about one thing: Food that has traveled for thousands of miles and grown out of season generally isn't tasty. So if you believe in letting your palate guide your spending, there is something to be said for urban farming.
The debut of Edgar Rice Burroughs' pulp hero in the Blu-ray format allows viewers an interactive way to appreciate his recent live-action, science-fantasy adventure.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: In April of 2011 I was re-evaluated by mental health at the VA hospital for an increase in my PTSD claim. As of today I have not had any word concerning my claim. Who can I contact about this?
Former "ER" star Noah Wyle and about 100 members of the group ADAPT were arrested Monday during a Capitol Hill protest to urge Congress not to cut Medicaid.