Thursday, May 01, 2008

In the News: May-01

Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care - 1 May 2008 at 3:05pm - WASHINGTON -- Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to do so, Veterans Affairs Department investigators say.

Immigrant rights activists join protests nationwide - 1 May 2008 at 2:22pm - CHICAGO - Thousands of immigrants and activists gathered in cities across the country Thursday to demand comprehensive immigration reform, including citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

Congress votes to ban genetic discrimination - 1 May 2008 at 1:31pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A landmark bill to forbid discrimination against people whose genetic information shows a predisposition to certain illnesses won final U.S. congressional approval on Thursday.

Terminal operators say protest halts West Coast cargo traffic - 1 May 2008 at 12:30pm - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Terminal operators say West Coast cargo traffic has come to a halt as port workers stage daylong anti-war protests....

Ex-Guantanamo inmate in Iraq suicide bombing: TV - 1 May 2008 at 11:22am - DUBAI (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti man released from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in 2005 has carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq, his cousin told Al Arabiya television on Thursday.

Senate panel votes to block money for Iraq reconstruction - 1 May 2008 at 11:15am - WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel has agreed to block U.S. funding for Iraq reconstruction projects worth more than $2 million and to try to force Baghdad to cover the costs of training and equipping the country's security forces.

Study: Bush administration's reading program hasn't helped - 1 May 2008 at 10:08am - WASHINGTON -- A reading program at the center of President Bush's signature education law hasn't added to children's understanding of what they read, a federal study has found.

Iraq PM sends team to Iran to discuss militias - 1 May 2008 at 9:27am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister has sent a delegation to Tehran to tell Iranian officials to stop backing Shi'ite militias, Iraqi officials said on Thursday, underscoring Baghdad's unease over the influence of its powerful neighbor.

U.S. air strike kills al Qaeda boss in Somalia - 1 May 2008 at 9:39am - MOGADISHU (Reuters) - U.S. war planes killed an Islamist rebel said to be al Qaeda's leader in Somalia and as many as 30 other people on Thursday in Washington's biggest blow against an insurgency raging since 2007.

Thought for the day:
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. -Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)


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