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For Memorial Day, I'm remembering former Navy veteran Ken Unger

It wasn’t a good day for catastrophically injured Navy veteran Ken Unger when I first met him in January 2011 for the first time. Indeed, it was at that time that I was introduced to the concept that some veterans were in so much pain and physical torment that there was no such thing as a good day, only pain and more pain. 537 more words

Senate Approves Fast Track Bill

WASHINGTON (KMOX/AP) – The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority.

The bill now faces a tough battle in the House. 363 more words

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Acting St. Louis VA Director Responds to Complaints

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The latest acting director of the Veterans hospitals here in St. Louis , is responding to complaints of high turnover of her position and poor quality care. 207 more words

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Blunt, McCaskill Want Answers from St. Louis VA

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — More trouble for the John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis.

Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill sent a letter to the facility on Grand Avenue. 344 more words

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Broad Coalition Urges President Obama 'Fill Vacant Special Envoy Post'

WASHINGTON,  April 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — More than 50 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), scholars, religious leaders, and human rights advocates sent a letter urging President Obama to swiftly fill the vacant post of Special Envoy for Religious Minorities in the Middle East and South Central Asia. 300 more words

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Blaming Protesters for Ferguson Police Shootings Is a Deliberate Tactic | Alternet

By Terrell Jermaine Starr

It was not too long after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. in the midst of an otherwise peaceful protest Wednesday night that law and order types sought to blame protesters for the crime. 191 more words

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