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Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Speaking at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the president said he is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. He's signed an executive order directing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals and to expand the capacity of its crisis line.

Gone But Not Forgotten, Isaac Leaves Messy Wake

Hurricane Isaac may be long gone but there's a lot of work to do to clean up the mess left behind. For people in Mississippi, it will be a difficult couple of weeks. NPR's Russell Lewis reports.

What's A Charter School If Not A Game Changer?

The publicly funded, privately run schools are at a crossroads. The initial goal was to experiment with alternative ways of educating children, but as charter schools spread rapidly, not all are making the intended impact.

The Sound Of Art In Los Angeles, Calif.

Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.

Rescuing Wildlife In Scottsdale, Ariz.

Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.

Taking Others Along In Fort Collins, Colo.

Athletes in Tandem matches athletes and people who are ill or disabled so the pairs can have adventures.

Navy Lieutenant Swims To Gold In London Paralympics, Months After Injury

Less than one year after being blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder has won a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympics. The medal came hours after Snyder set a Paralympic record in a preliminary heat at the London Aquatic Center.