May 26, 2007 Six months ago, Daniel Zwerdling reported that officers at Colorado's Fort Carson were mistreating soldiers who returned from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. The stories prompted investigations and commanders at the base launched a training program to help every soldier in trouble. Zwerdling reflects on his recent return to Fort Carson.
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May 24, 2007 Problems at Fort Carson in Colorado, where soldiers were punished despite showing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other conditions, prompted the base's commanders to vow that soldiers would get the help they need.
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May 24, 2007 An NPR investigation last December found that supervisors at Colorado's Fort Carson punished soldiers who suffered mental anguish. Leaders at the base now attend mandatory training on spotting troubled soldiers, but mental health experts say it may be doing as much harm as good.
April 19, 2007 A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday will ask the investigative branch of Congress to examine how the military is treating troops who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious mental health problems. The request stems partly from NPR's reports about soldiers being punished for having post-traumatic stress disorder.
March 24, 2007 When a Minnesota women's group joined a national campaign to establish a U.S. Department of Peace, they triggered fears in their small, rural community about the very survival of America.
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March 6, 2007 Since NPR reported on soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder at Fort Carson, more soldiers and their families have reported neglect at their bases, too. Mental health specialists who work with military families say that the problem is widespread and common.
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January 19, 2007 Some non-U.S. citizens detained by the government for violating immigration laws are kept in rat-infested, cramped cells, fed noxious food and denied basic hygiene items such as clean socks and underpants. So says a new report from the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.
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December 28, 2006 Earlier this month, NPR reported on problems soldiers face at Ft. Carson, Colo., when they come back from Iraq with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other emotional problems. Now, the base command has taken steps to court-martial one of the soldiers profiled in the story.
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December 21, 2006 The Pentagon's "Task Force on Mental Health" is holding three days of hearings on how well U.S. servicemen and women are being treated for mental health issues when they return from overseas duty.
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December 8, 2006 Earlier this week, an NPR investigation revealed that soldiers returning from Iraq with severe mental health problems often have trouble getting the treatment they need. In response, the Pentagon is forming an investigation into its treatment of soldiers with mental health issues.
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December 4, 2006 The Army says it has extensive mental-health programs and services for soldiers returning from Iraq. But some stressed-out soldiers at Colorado's Ft. Carson say that instead of giving them help, officials are purging them from the ranks.
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December 4, 2006 The military promises to help soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with emotional problems, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But an NPR investigation at one base in Colorado finds that soldiers aren't getting the services they need.
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August 11, 2006 This just in: We got a press release, “First Homeopathic Ice Cream for Dogs Promotes Wellness with Holistic Mix-Ins.” The makers of Frostbite Doggie Ice Cream,” in Framingham, Mass., say that they now have five, count ‘em, five refrigerated trucks that ferry their secret doggie desert recipes throughout dog-loving neighborhoods in Massachusetts, Beverly Hills and Philadelphia
August 11, 2006 The main information so far about the alleged terrorist plot is coming from government sources. But NPR's folks are digging for details behind the briefings. Now that we have names and photos of the suspects, we're scouring their neighborhoods and talking to neighbors for clues. Who are these young men and women? How close had they actually come to trying to blow up almost a dozen airplanes? And, if you're heading for an airport this weekend, should you camp out in the terminal the night before, with a sleeping bag? OK, that's an exaggeration. But should you expect nightmarish lines at the baggage counters and security?
August 11, 2006 Good morning. The more we hear, the worse it sounds. Ten airplanes, at least. Days from doing it. A sophisticated, international conspiracy. Plotters perhaps at large, perhaps in Pakistan. Not many details yet, and no way to verify, but this is what officials are telling us. Meanwhile, remember all the worry about potential threats to trains? So answer a couple questions for me: How come nobody on Amtrak's busiest line, from Washington to New York, has ever -- ever -- asked me or my loved ones to show an ID during our dozens and dozens of trips? Amtrak's Web site says, "We regularly conduct random ticket verification checks" as part of their security policy. My Web dictionary defines "random" as "Having no specific pattern, purpose or objective." Hmm. And has anyone on Amtrak ever inspected even one piece of your luggage?
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