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America's men and women in uniform bravely defend our nation and our values. Their skill, dedication, and valor are the envy of the world. When their time in uniform is over, they are entitled to world-class health care, a benefit they've earned and that their country is grateful to provide for them.

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I wondered how long it took for a baby to become yours, for familiarity to

I wondered how long it took for a baby to become yours, for familiarity to set in. Maybe as long as it took a new car to lose that scent, or a brand-new house to gather dust. Maybe that was the process more commonly described as bonding: the act of learni
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When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach

When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away
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Let's run the experiment.

Let's run the experiment.
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Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a

Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas. That is simply shameful.
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We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.
Posted 2 months ago

I stared back at him with something that, I realize now, was close to cellu

I stared back at him with something that, I realize now, was close to cellular recognition. In one glance, he recalled my father, my first boyfriend, my college love, my future.
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What they want, of course, isn't what you can give them. What you're sellin

What they want, of course, isn't what you can give them. What you're selling is the hope you can.
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He’s more how Satan would look if he needed to seduce you into drowning a b

He’s more how Satan would look if he needed to seduce you into drowning a baby.
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We all tend to make zealous judgments and thereby close ourselves off from

We all tend to make zealous judgments and thereby close ourselves off from revelation. If we feel that we already know something in its totality, then we fail to keep our ears and eyes open to that which may expand or even changes that which we so zealous
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The rarer they get, the fewer meanings animals can have. Eventually rarity

The rarer they get, the fewer meanings animals can have. Eventually rarity is all they are made of. The condor is an icon of extinction. There's little else to it now but being the last of its kind. And in this lies the diminution of the world. How can yo
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A fragrant breeze wandered up from the quiet sea, trailed along the beach,

A fragrant breeze wandered up from the quiet sea, trailed along the beach, and drifted back to the sea again, wondering where to go next. On a mad impulse it went up to the beach again. It drifted back to sea.
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Life is a mystery, not a riddle. It has to be lived, not solved.

Life is a mystery, not a riddle. It has to be lived, not solved.
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