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The package would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers unveiled the plan on Monday.
A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.
Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.
Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some regarded as those solely for individuals. But Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.
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