Tuesday, May 06, 2008

tuesday reads

Officials today raised the estimated death toll from Burma's devastating storm to nearly 22,500. But no one really knows how high the figure could rise when the full horror of Cyclone Nargis's destruction is made clear.

The number of suicides among veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care, the U.S. government's top psychiatric researcher said.

WWII Vet Commits Suicide infront of VA Clinic

Somalia forces 'out of control'

R.I.P. Mildred Loving

Dan Froomkin: The Disconnected President

Political moves are being floated which would extricate the arms company BAE from corruption investigations in the US, in return for a financial settlement without admission of liability.

Ramengate Comes To A Boil

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