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  1. Filipino Cops Eye Local Man in Death of American Peace Corps Volunteer

    Police are looking for a man who may have been involved in the death of a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in a mountainous tourist area in the northern Philippines, offic...

  2. Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases

    If you’re a member of the military, easy access to cigarettes could soon go up in smoke.The Department of Defense is considering banning the sale of cigarettes on sh...

  3. Volunteers: Peace Corps insensitive to rapes

    It was an extraordinarily dramatic scene, even for Congress: three Peace Corps volunteers raped while serving overseas, along with the mother of a fourth who was mur...

  4. Peace Corps plans to simplify application process, revamp recruiting efforts

    The leader of the Peace Corps is expected to elaborate on the group's plans to simplify the application process for perspective volunteers and to expand and further ...

  5. Military trial in Peace Corps rape case begins

    A former Peace Corps worker who taught at a girl's school in rural Uganda told a military jury in Virginia on Monday that a special warfare sailor who does construct...

  6. Congressional Hearing on Peace Corps Abuse

    Former volunteers testify

  7. Peace Corps Deployed to Gulf States

    Peace Corps volunteers have worked to improve rugged regions around the world that have been ravaged by dictators, famine and sickness. Now some of them are working ...

  8. Body of Missing Peace Corps Volunteer Julia Campbell Found in Philippines

    Philippine police launched a criminal investigation after soldiers found the body of a missing American Peace Corps volunteer in a shallow grave Wednesday in a mount...

  9. Kirk Breed, executive director of Calif Horse Racing Board and former lobbyist, dies at 73

    Kirk E. Breed, the executive director of the California Horse Racing Board and a former lobbyist in Sacramento specializing in horse racing issues, has died. He was ...

  10. Sargent Shriver remembered for idealism at DC wake

    R. Sargent Shriver, the ever-upbeat Kennedy in-law who served as the nation's first Peace Corps director and later led a national assault on poverty, was remembered ...

  11. Former Vice-Presidential Nominee Sargent Shriver Dies

    Former vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver, who served as the first director of the Peace Corps in the administration of his brother-in-law, President John ...

  12. Peace Corps volunteer dies in Ghana

    A spokeswoman for the United States Embassy in Accra confirms that a Peace Corps volunteer has died in Ghana.Zainab Mahama declined to provide details.On the Peace C...

  1. Ex-Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver in Critical Condition at Hospital

    BETHESDA, Md. -- Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver was in critical condition Monday morning at a hospital in Maryland, a s...

  2. US Peace Corps volunteers return to Nepal

    U.S. Peace Corps volunteers have returned to Nepal eight years after they left due to a communist insurgency.The U.S. Embassy in Katmandu said 20 Peace Corps Volunte...

  3. 2 US Peace Corps members questioned over stabbing in Ghana

    A U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana stabbed an alleged robber, who subsequently died, police said Monday.Two U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, who said they were robbed...

  4. Jack Hood Vaughn, former Peace Corps director , ambassador to Panama and Colombia, dies at 92

    Jack Hood Vaughn, whose long list of jobs included serving as director of the Peace Corps, U.S. ambassador to Panama and Colombia, as well as stints for the federal ...

  5. US Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed in apparent robbery attempt

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Lesotho says a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the southern African country was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt....

  6. Kinky Friedman talks politics, legalizing marijuana

    Author and musician Kinky Friedman on his campaign for Texas Agriculture Commissioner and the legalization of marijuana.

  7. Fmr. Peace Corps Director Hospitalized

    Sargent Shriver in critical condition

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