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Thursday, December 20, 2007

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  • Effort Builds to Help 'Forgotten' Troops with PTSD
    Veterans advocates are looking to restore benefits for troops who came back from combat with mental health problems, couldn't get adequate help, misbehaved and then got kicked out of the military. One lawmaker said that taking care of such vets is "simple justice."
  • Men Freed from Guantanamo Accuse U.S. of Abuse
    Three British residents released after spending more than four years in Guantanamo have been celebrating their freedom in London. The men were questioned by police as they entered Britain on Wednesday. One was released, but the other two appeared in court Thursday on a Spanish extradition request; they were freed on bail.
  • Bush Highlights Spending Bill in Year-End Speech
    In a news conference Thursday at the White House, President Bush thanked Congress for passing a spending bill but warned that there's more work to be done in the coming election year. The president also touched on the destruction of CIA tapes and Russian President Vladimir Putin being named Time's man of the year.
  • Astronaut in Space Gets News of Mother's Death
    Daniel Tani became the first American astronaut to lose a close family member while in space. Dr. Sean Roden, a flight surgeon at Johnson Space Center in Houston, broke the news to Tani that his mother, Rose Tani, was killed Wednesday when her car was struck by a train.
  • Vermont Governor: EPA Emissions Ruling Misguided
    The Environmental Protection Agency has denied California and 16 other states the right to set their own standards for carbon dioxide emissions from cars. The first to follow California's path was Vermont, and Gov. Jim Douglas says the EPA's ruling is misguided.
  • Jackie Clegg Dodd Is at Home with Iowans
    Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of Democratic candidate and Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, moved with her family to Iowa this fall to campaign full time for her husband. She says the move has helped her get to know what's really on voters' minds.
  • Lee Brings Mixed Record to South Korea Presidency
    Lee Myung-bak was elected president of South Korea on Wednesday after a career of solid achievements, but he has also been marked by scandal and illegal practices. In business, in parliament, as mayor of Seoul, and now as president-elect, questions remain about Lee's character.
  • Celebrating Christmas, for Better or Worse
    Commentator Adam Gopnik loves everything about Christmas, gaudiness included, because to him it represents an idea — that oppression can produce new beginnings, and that a light can go on in the middle of darkness.
  • Listeners' Picks for Album of the Year
    The online NPR listeners' poll for top albums of the year produced a list topped by the usual suspects of Radiohead, Wilco and Arcade Fire, but there were some unexpected additions further down. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Michele Norris.
  • Romney Returns to Curb Huckabee's Surge in Iowa
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney returns to Iowa for a final pre-Christmas push. The former Massachusetts governor has seen his once-solid lead eclipsed by another former governor, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.

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