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Bergdahl Faces Life in Prison for Endangering Comrades

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case. Bergdahl faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty last week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Prosecutors made no deal to cap his punishment, so the judge has wide leeway to decide his sentence after a…

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Sgt. Bergdahl faces life in prison for endangering comrades

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case. Bergdahl faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty last week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Prosecutors made no deal to cap his punishment, so the … Read the referenced story here:…

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Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge to learn his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. But first, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case…. … Read the referenced story here: Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades

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Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients

Enlarge this image Pricking your fingers may someday be a thing of the past for diabetics as new technologies aim to make blood sugar regulation more convenient. Alden Chadwick/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alden Chadwick/Getty Images For people with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range – not too high or too low – is a lifelong challenge. New technologies to ease the burden are emerging rapidly, but insurance reimbursement challenges, supply shortages, and shifting competition make it tough for patients to access them quickly. One new…

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Chicago’s Gang Wars Claim the Life of a Teacher

John Kass, Chicago TribuneChicago politicians want you to think of it as gun violence because that gives them political cover. That formulation provides an easy object for anger — guns — rather than having voters blame inept politicians who can’t keep the streets safe from the gang wars. … Read the referenced story here: Chicago’s Gang Wars Claim the Life of a Teacher

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How to Have a Successful Career and a Fulfilling Personal Life

Several years ago, after years of trying, my husband and I became parents to 3 kids within 19 months. I became fiercely determined to have a totally fulfilling life as a mom, and be very present for my kids, and also reach really big career goals. That was my definition of having it all – and I was on fire to figure out how to make it happen. I quickly discovered I wasn’t alone. In fact, many people are seeking a sense of balance in their lives. As Stephen Covey…

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Use “Scannable” So You Can Live A Paper- Free Life From Now On

While the digital age is trying to turn most things electronic, we still can’t escape the paper trails we need to keep and file away such as tax forms, business cards, receipts, insurance forms and various instructions or manuals. The problem with still having papers to keep comes with the gradual pile-up and keeping on top of each document’s relevance over time. Even if you file them in an orderly fashion, they can soon take up space and be a pain to find. Using a scanner is one solution, but…

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[In Depth] Sequencing all life captivates biologists

At a biogenomics meeting in Washington, D.C., last week, researchers publicly unveiled the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP). The audacious goal of the still-unfunded effort is to decipher the genomes of every species, starting with the 1.5 million named eukaryotes—the group of organisms that includes all plants, animals, and single-celled organisms such as amoebas. Researchers drew parallels to the Human Genome Project, which also began as an ambitious, controversial, and technically daunting proposal. The EBP would focus on the natural world, providing a better understanding of biodiversity by first sequencing in…

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