Patt Morrison for August 28, 2012

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American military authorities disciplined six members of the Army and three non-commissioned Marine officers on Monday for two separate incidents.
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Rising number of Afghan forces turn their guns on NATO

Though most deaths during the war in Afghanistan have come during NATO and Afghan National forces facing off against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, a rising number of NATO soldiers have been killed from Afghan soldiers turning their guns against, seemingly, ‘their own team.
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
Representative Paul Ryan’s ascension as the presumptive vice presidential nominee is the first time Generation X - those born between the mid-1960s to the early 1980s - has had a shot at a seat at the big table.

A look at Governor Brown’s latest pension plan proposal

At a press conference in Los Angeles today, Governor Jerry Brown announced a compromise plan when it comes to pension benefits for new public employees. Last year, Democratic lawmakers disagreed with Gov.
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How did hurricane Katrina change America?

Seven years ago today, the residents of New Orleans were in the midst of the last day before The Storm, as hurricane Katrina has come to be known by locals in its aftermath. The following day, on August 29th, 2005, the storm would make landfall as a Category 3 storm with winds reaching 74 to 130 miles per hour and the gulf coast was hit hard.

Ayn Rand in Hollywood: How good, or bad, are her movies?

Before John Galt, there was Jesus. Ayn Rand, the writer responsible for “The Fountainhead,” “Atlas Shrugged,” and (allegedly) Paul Ryan’s worldview, started – like many writers – at the low rung of the Hollywood totem pole.
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