Newspaper stories/Columns

The Daily Beast:

Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War after the Supreme Court found that KBR could be sued over the burn pits it operated on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

USA Today:

Programs focus on high-risk patients to reduce spending

Administration offers path around Hobby Lobby decision

Lawmakers ask VA to support Gulf War board

U.S. airstrikes bring early gains in Iraq

CDC chief says Ebola must be contained in Africa

Advocates list 7 things to fix at Veterans Affairs

Probe faults oversight of HealthCare.gov development

Voices: The heartbreak of veterans' suicides

Investigator: VA downplayed whistle-blowers' warnings

New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers

Long appeals leave older vets without benefits for years

Researchers tie Gulf War illness to brain damage

Researcher says officials covered up vets' health data

Study links Gulf War vets' illnesses to area of service

Study provides more clues to Gulf War Illness -- and hope

Anti-oxidants ease Gulf War Syndrome, study finds

Military: Troop ailments, from backs to breathing, swell

Army Times:

Burn Pit at Balad: Troops say chemicals burned on deployment are making them sick.

Report: Army making toxic mess in war zones

Senator wants answers on dangers of burn pits

Burn pit fallout: Military official: Situation improving; troops report health complications

Army report shows chemicals at burn pit site

Troops air complaints about burn pits

Suit claims Halliburton, KBR sickened base

Petraeus: Military studying burn pit fumes

Report cites low health risk from burn pitsLawmakers call for action on burn pits

Planned burn pit lawsuits gain steam

VA to monitor burn-pit exposure data

Lawmakers seek details of burn pit dataNine burn-pit lawsuits filed against KBR

Bill would regulate war-zone burn pits

Lawmakers ask GAO to review burn pit data

Lawmakers to hold news briefing on burn pitsLawmakers seek 12-month limit on burn pits

House moves to tighten rules on burn pits

Lung disease of soldier linked to burn pits

Army report warned of burn pit effectsBalad burn pit harmed troops living 1 mile away

VA, DoD seek better data on burn-pit exposure

PTSD Series

PTSD victim booted for 'misconduct'

Mental health evacuations spike in war zones

Thousands of PTSD vets may get benefits boost

Research Study links weak immune systems, PTSD

Navy attempted suicide rate nearly 3 percent

Hard Labor

Some troops hand out towels while others dig trenches

A Beloved First Sergeant's Suicide in Iraq: Jeff McKinney

Blood Brothers

Wounded Soldiers/Walter Reed

War's 'signature wound': Traumatic brain injuries common, but hard to spot

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The Chicago Tribune

GIs return to fight new war to get jobs

Forest-preserve raccoons seeking food, water in city

Closure, WW II sub found under the sea

Deadly shooting shakes area with waning crime

Mother held in two sons' slayings

Triple slaying caps city's bloodiest weekend of the year

Prosthesis restores feeling to amputee

Drought may give taste of future

Who needs the power company?

NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers

Silent Signals

Malaria by the Numbers

Stirring up Life