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We go behind the scenes as the Democrats settle on a nominee, and provide a remarkable report on the military's use of antidepressants

Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME

Mark Halperin checks in from the campaign trail.

Even in the midst of a historic Democratic-primary race, there are some stories that cannot wait. I'm talking about Mark Thompson's groundbreaking investigative piece on the military's use of antidepressants for soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The story details what is really happening to the men and women waging war in our name. Antidepressants help many thousands of people, but is it acceptable that such drugs have become in many ways another tool of war, along with M-16s and body armor? The piece also touches on a larger policy issue: "If these wars are important enough," asks Thompson, our national-security...

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