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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Brain Wars: How The Military Is Failing Its Wounded

Mar 22, 2011 — Brock Savelkoul survived a rocket explosion and shootout in Iraq. He never dreamed his showdown would come with police in a pasture in North Dakota.
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Jan 27, 2012 — The Defense Department has spent close to $3 billion since 2007 to treat and study traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. But a federal investigation finds that it's difficult to figure out how the money's been spent.
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Jan 21, 2011 — A letter was sent to the Defense Department to obtain more information on why its health plan won't cover cognitive rehabilitation therapy for troops with traumatic brain injuries.
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Nov 28, 2011 — The U.S. military is spending tens of millions of dollars to test every service member's brain to find out who suffered a traumatic brain injury during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found that military leaders are refusing to carry out the testing program.
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May 10, 2011 — Only about 1 in 5 soldiers and Marines say they have been tested to determine if they have suffered brain injuries. Military officials hope the numbers will improve now that a new policy is in place.
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Apr 13, 2011 — A military memorandum says that new requirements for diagnosing and treating brain injuries have resulted in a shortage of Army neurologists on battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Mar 17, 2011 — The new guidelines should make it easier for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries from explosions to receive the Purple Heart. The Army's move comes in response to an investigation published last September by NPR and ProPublica that revealed some soldiers had been wrongly denied the medal.
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Feb 7, 2011 — The National Institutes of Medicine convened the first of what's expected to be a series of public panels to help determine whether cognitive rehabilitation therapy could help heal troops who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Feb 4, 2011 — A bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon's health plan cover a treatment for brain injured soldiers.
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Dec 21, 2010 — At Project Share, started by philanthropist Bernie Marcus, brain-injured troops get cognitive therapy rehabilitation to relearn basic tasks of life — care the Pentagon's Tricare health plan won't pay for.
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