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The Republican presidential field for 2016 is growing quickly, as Sen. Lindsey Graham joins the race Monday. ‘I’m running because I think the world is falling apart,’ he has said. The South Carolina senator’s record of working with Democrats was a liability in his re-election race last year, but he’s promoting it as an asset this time. ‘In my view, Democrats and Republicans work together too little. And I would try to change that if I got to be president.’
New study reveals early aging in veterans’ brains–Department of Veterans Affairs scientists have discovered signs of early aging in the brains of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans caught near roadside bomb explosions, even among those who felt nothing from the blast. Scientists say more research is needed to understand the impact such changes in the brain may have on behavior and disease. If you are or live with a veteran—may be worth getting this checked out.
Two of four people missing in Blanco County from the flood have been found safe in their home after a day of searching. Two people are still missing in Blanco County, six in Hays County.
People who knew one of the men missing in the floods remembered him in a special way Friday night. The Whataburger in Fredericksburg roped off Kenneth Reissig’s favorite booth, where he stopped by at least once a week. “His smile, he’d come in and have a big old smile and wave to everybody,” said Mary Green, who works at the restaurant. “It’s just one of those things you could depend on seeing once a week, that big old smile of his. So that’s what we’re going to miss.”
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‘Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.’ Mark Twain