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As the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, outrage has been building on Capitol Hill and beyond over the military's failure to repair a system that has placed service members in more danger of sexual assault than of battlefield injury.
Income and wealth inequality is just about as American as baseball and apple pie. And although the economy has improved in the last few years, the unemployment rate for black Americans is about double that for whites.
President Obama banned enhanced interrogation techniques, but he's largely avoided discussing whether the tactic ever produced valuable information. He might not be able to avoid it forever: The CIA is preparing an official response to a report that...
With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused...
The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.
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by NCPR News
Sep 27, 2007 — E-coli contamination of store-bought hamburger patties in New York State prompted a recall... Burn bans are still in effect in St Lawrence and Jefferson Counties... Health concerns over water from Lake Champlain... New York apples could be the sweetest ever... And we hear the memories of a 97-year-old North Country man who fought with the 10th Mountain Division when the unit stormed Nazi strongholds in the Alps. Go to full article
by NCPR Online
Sep 27, 2007 — Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In a report released yesterday, GAO officials say they crossed easily at seven different remote rural sites, including four unidentified spots on the US-Canada border. As Brian Mann reports, there's a growing bipartisan consensus that the Bush Administration's strategy for security the northern border isn't working. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 27, 2007 — The theme is traditions on our monthly regional arts round-up. We hear from three poets on the tradition of women writing in the Adirondacks, from St. Lawrence Valley artist Wayne Brown on nature and sculpture, and from Canton students on this weekend's Remington Arts Festival. With traditional tunes from our musical guests, the Whippersnappers. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 27, 2007 — The 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum has one of the most storied histories of any unit in the U.S. Army. During the Italian campaign of World War II, the 10th's... Go to full article
Sep 27, 2007 — Five relatives of 10th Mountain Division soldiers are the first recipients of a new scholarship created for Fort Drum troops and their families. A former member of the unit... Go to full article