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Memorial For Iraq And Afghanistan Vets In The Works

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While it took almost 60 years for World War II veterans to get a monument in Washington, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be honored with a tribute on the National Mall.

The group that built the Vietnam Memorial is planning to extend the education center there to include soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their photos would be displayed alongside those of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who died in the Vietnam conflict.

Justin Constantine, a veteran from Fairfax, Va., who was shot in Iraq, says many wounded warriors will want to visit the site.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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