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Obama will block release of detainee photos

President Barack Obama has moved to block the release of controversial photographs depicting the abuse of detainees in Iraqi and Afghan prisons.

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Flag amendment introduced in House, Senate

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced legislation May 6 to pass a proposed constitutional amendment that would return to the American people the right to protect their flag from desecration.

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Utah teen Legion's Eagle Scout of the Year

Utah teen Legion's Eagle Scout of the Year

Brad P. Jencks, 18, a senior at Bingham High School, earned the award and a college scholarship worth $10,000.

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The Homecoming of José Pequeño

Doctors gave him 48 hours to live. But José Pequeño survived severe brain injury and struggled through a 33-month recovery in several VA hospitals. Finally, just before Christmas, the warrior and his family came home.

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Missing in America

At funeral homes across the country, an unknown number of veterans’ ashes go unclaimed. Legionnaires are helping to give them proper burial and honors.

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GITMO action poses risks

GITMO action poses risks

The clock is ticking for a new presidential task forcethat will mull stateside prisons vs. other countries.

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Spinal Cord SuperCenter

Minneapolis VA refines the art of rehabilitation.

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Respect the wishes of our fallen heroes

On Memorial Day, images of freedom's cost hold our attention and stir our souls. Floral wreaths are delicately placed beside marble monuments.

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Crossing America in a wheelchair

Crossing America in a wheelchair

Medically discharged from the Marines with impaired vision, David Whittaker went to graduate school and then worked for an airline.

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Rendezvous in Shanksville

Pennsylvania motorcycle enthusiasts will embark on the third annual Master Sgt. Sean M. Thomas Memorial Ride, raising money for the future education of Thomas’ daughter, Alexa.

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Professor supports flag-protection amendment

Professor supports flag-protection amendment

Professor Richard D. Parker is a staunch supporter of a constitutional amendment that would return the people’s right to protect the U.S. Flag from physical desecration.

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Honors at Arlington

Missing in America Project team and the Old Guard Riders will embark on a cross-country motorcycle trip to escort the remains of three heroes to Arlington National Cemetery.

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Georgia post to train legal immigrants

Members of American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will receive training May 20 from the Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Road 2 Recovery rolls across Texas

The American Legion Auxiliary of Texas made sure Road 2 Recovery riders were taken care of at all their nightly rest stops, and managed fundraising, publicity, meals and special events.

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Makeover on Cypress Street

Four houses for homeless veterans on Cypress Street in Moon Township, Pa., got an “extreme makeover” for their kitchen areas – courtesy of a Pittsburgh-based company, Wyatt, Inc.

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Hoosier student wins 2009 Oratoricals

Hoosier student wins 2009 Oratoricals

High school senior Andrew Dykstal from Lafayette, Ind., won first place in The American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program in Indianapolis April 18-19. He was awarded an $18,000 scholarship.

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Napolitano apologizes to veterans

 Napolitano apologizes to veterans

Homeland Security chief apologized to veterans during an April 16 interview on CNN, after The American Legion and other veterans service organizations objected to a report about right-wing extremism, issued by her office.

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Cost-cutters and time-savers on the Web

Cost-cutters and time-savers on the Web

A few online services that can help you be more productive. Most are free or very cost-effective.

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They Call Him Craw-daddy

They Call Him Craw-daddy

The tale of defensive end Brandon Crawford isn't that of a typical college football player.

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USA TODAY wins Legion journalism award

USA TODAY will receive The American Legion’s Fourth Estate Award during the Legion’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 27.

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Community Covenant reaches out to troops

The American Legion has endorsed the nationwide Community Covenant program, which fosters effective state and local partnerships that improve the quality of life for U.S. servicemembers and their families.

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The threat of a new missile age

The risk of electromagnetic pulse devastation is greater than ever. Why does Washington dismiss it?

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River City: 91st National Convention

Where past and present meet.

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So much more than a speech contest

Between visits to post, district and department functions, along with national meetings and events, I will give more than 200 speeches by the time my tenure as national commander is up.

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Death of a Specimen

Former VA researchers are enraged their Legionella samples were destroyed.

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Legion home wins HGTV competition

Thanks to thousands of votes cast by Legionnaires and others, a house for homeless veterans in Philadelphia will get a $45,000 renovation from Home and Garden Television.

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Grassley dedicated to protecting the flag

Grassley dedicated to protecting the flag

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, received the Legion's Distinguished Public Service Award at The American Legion's Washington Conference on March 3. Following are excerpts from his speech:

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Q & A with Ben Stein

Q & A with Ben Stein

Honored with the National Commander's Public Relations Award during The American Legion's Washington Conference in March, Stein spoke with The American Legion Magazine about his beliefs.

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Legion volunteers: doing more with less

The movement to register voters at VA health-care facilities last year triggered an unexpected - but critical - wave of volunteerism.

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Advance appropriations for VA care

Since 2001, the number of veterans using VA health-care services has increased by 2 million.

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