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3 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care

Sen. John McCain, middle, R-AZ, speaks and Sen. Jeff Flake, right, R-AZ, listens as they join military veterans and local politicians for a news conference PHOENIX - U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say congressional committees are investigating allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments.

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7 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Veterans languish, die on a VA's secret list

At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.

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10 hrs ago | News Shopper

'I was shot five times but I'm no hero' - says Bromley war veteran

Colonel Keith Barker led a more normal life after the Second World War. But his memories remain, and a trip to Cafe Gondree with his wife cemented a war that would never leave him.

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14 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Meet the dog trained to sniff out killer disease that wipes out hives

Chinatown's American Dream: Meet the migrant workers who sleep packed into tiny $9-a-night New York cubicles, while families share meals in a space the size of a cupboard Heartbroken mother sues FedEx for $100M amid claims the delivery truck that slammed into a bus killing her teenage daughter and nine others could have been on fire BEFORE the ... (more)

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18 hrs ago | KSFY

First Lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Prison, Life, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

22 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Michigan to designate veterans on driver's license

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and other officials plan to promote and give details about the option during a news conference Wednesday at the state Veterans Affairs Agency.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Fort Mill Times

DJJ youth, volunteers making urns for SC veterans

Members of the Missing in America Project and American Legion Post 193 are working Tuesday with youth in DJJ custody to build the wooden urns.

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SooToday

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy

A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Stephen Harper, North America, Canada, Life

Turnto10.com

Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals

A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat

KFYI-AM Phoenix

Md. candidate: Iraq vet can't handle 'real job' as governor

Maryland's attorney general is playing defense after implying his opponent in the governor's race primary, Iraq War veteran and the current lieutenant governor, Anthony Brown, can't face a "real job."

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Pacific Daily News

Guam Veterans Affairs Office in need of repairs

Flush: Administrative Assistant Cindy Gogo demonstrates how she and other staff members "manually" flush the toilet after use at the Office of Veterans Affairs in Asan on April 15. Gogo said the building that the agency occupies has long had problems with its plumbing.

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MilitaryCity.com

Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness'

Allison Hickey, VA's benefits chief, has questioned calls by health officials to use the phrase 'Gulf War illness' to describe the various health problems in veterans of the 1990-'91 conflict.

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Retford Today

Worksop: Terrors witnessed by 92-year-old war veteran inspired him to ...

A 92-year-old veteran has spoke of how the horrors he witnessed during the Second World War inspired him to bake cakes for Help for the Heroes.

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KKCO-TV Grand Junction

World War II veteran turns 102

Guido Bagett celebrated his 102nd birthday on Monday. The WWII sniper celebrated the big day surrounded by his three kids and grand kids.

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Green Bay Press-Gazette

Guest Commentary: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

Medicare's "Part B" program pays roughly $20 billion a year for the drugs patients get in doctors' offices and hospital outpatient facilities.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Medicaid, Life

Western Telegraph

Motorcyclist killed in Good Friday collision was Afghanistan veteran based at Brawdy

Police have today named the motorcyclist who tragically lost his life in a collision on Good Friday on the A487 Felindre Farchog to Cardigan Road as 21-year-old Lance Corporal Jamie Stewart Fleming from Crediton in Devon.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

CBS Local

Pat Tillman Death 10 Years Later

A photograph of former NFL football player and war veteran Pat Tillman is displayed on a wooden cross at a roadside memorial that features over 5,000 wooden crosses which represent U.S. troops that have been killed in Iraq March 19, 2010 in Lafayette, California.

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Northern Territory News

Bodies of Aussie Diggers identified

TWENTY Australian Diggers from the "lost" Army that fought on the Western Front in France in World War I have just been identified and will have graves dedicated in their names for the first time at a ceremony this July.

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Air Force Times

Interview: 5 questions for the naked veteran

If you're on the hunt for employment but you've been going about it mainly by sitting in your house... 'When I can be in a tranquil situation ... I forget about all my problems,' said Max Sanchez, a Vietnam veteran who finds nudity an effective way to treat his post-traumatic stress.

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Stars and Stripes

Documents reveal remains of Vietnam War veteran mixed with those of Southeast Asian

Remains from an indigenous Southeast Asian were buried with those of an Army Reserve pilot from the Vietnam War at Arlington National Cemetery, America's shrine for its fallen heroes.

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