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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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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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