U.S. funds group against Internet censorship; Soldiers report problems in Warrior Transition Units; Georgia foster care system scrutinzed
State department funds software maker tied to Falun Gong The Washington Post
The State Department has decided to fund the Global Internet Freedom Consortium, run mainly by practitioners of Falun Gong, a Buddhist-like sect long considered an enemy by the Chinese government, to provide software to skirt Internet censorship.
Army trauma care units not shelters, returning soldiers say The New York Times
The Army created Warrior Transition Units in the wake of the 2007 scandal over shortcomings at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The centers were intended to a place where injured soldiers could recuperate, but many have complained that treatment there has made their conditions worse through isolation and strong prescription drugs.
Georgia foster care puts children in harm's way with few repercussions The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewed 1,500 state inspections and investigations of the increasingly-privatized foster care system in Georgia -- and found poor conditions and a lack of governmental oversight in both small foster homes and large group facilities.
Times Square bomber Faisal Shazad on travel watch list from 1999 to 2008 Mother Jones
From 1999 to 2008, the New York Times Square bomber was on a government travel watch list for bringing "approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments" into the US. A Connecticut man who bought a condominium from Shazad also alleges that an FBI task-force investigator contacted him in 2004.
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May 12, 2010; 6:44 PM ET
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