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Monday Morning

By Remy Benoit

The first of the season's tropical storms is bearing down on the Florida Coast. From Weather Underground Tropical Storm Alberto.

From the National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Alberto.

Please pay attention to the forecast and stay alert to what you need to do.

Iraq is still in turmoil.
From the AP and MSNBC U.S. commander predicts troop drawdown
Top general forecasts gradual withdrawal of troops in coming months.

From Reuters and MSNBC Bush summons war advisers for Iraq meeting.

From the AP and MSNBC Al-Qaida in Iraq threatens ‘major attacks’.

Please keep in mind, as these soldiers come home, they will be facing tremendous adjustments. A simple "Welcome Home" helps, but jobs, compassion, patience, and support are needed. There is help with PTSD available from many sources, including the VA.

From Veterans for America and Rachel Tueller A soldier's homecoming - Moving from conflict to community.

On the home front, Senator Specter continues with the Judiciary Panel of the Senator to look into surveillance. From the AP and MSNBC Specter set to fight on White House surveillance.

And from Joe Galloway and an opinion piece Grunts Suffer for Leaders' Mistakes.


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