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US military advisors granted legal protection in Iraq

The Pentagon says Iraq has agreed to grant legal protection for the U.S. military advisors headed there to assess the state of Iraq's military and the threat from ISIL. That means they will be granted immunity from prosecution for any crimes they commit or legal trouble they might find themselves in during their deployment. Now that the agreement has been made, the first advisory teams will be established.

Tags: Pentagon , Pentagon & Beyond , Iraq , ISIL ,

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 09:26am EDT

Supreme Court considers exceptions to government employee immunity

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide a brief recap of a case involving a government investigator who lied to a grand jury and what it means for federal employees.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , Legal Loop , Supreme Court , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 08:37am EDT

Study finds cutting calories can boost your immune system

If losing weight isn't enough incentive to cut calories, here's another reason: a study released this week says a low-calorie diet can also boost your immune system.

Tags: diet , calories , National Institute on Aging , USDA , Simin Meydani

Saturday - 05/01/2010, 01:03pm EDT

Who is better at fighting off illness?

The answer in the battle of the sexes might surprise you.

Tags: University of Cambridge , Men's Health , women's health , illness , Colleen Kelleher , Kristi King

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 08:15am EDT