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Judge Orders Retraining Of Disabled Army Veteran Justin Slaby

Justin Slaby, lost his left hand when a defective flash bang grenade he was holding exploded prematurely during training. Slaby's attorney's argued that the FBI wrongly kicked him out of its academy in 2011 because of the prosthetic hand his was given.

FBI officials say Slaby was unqualified not only because they concluded he could not safely fire a gun with the prosthetic hand, but also because he couldn't accurately fire a gun with his remaining, non-dominant hand.

A jury agreed with Slaby in August and awarded him $75,000 for mental anguish.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga issued an order this week requiring the FBI to start training Slaby on his own by April 1, or by June 1 if the bureau can assemble another class of trainees.

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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