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1 hr ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

Oldest female WWII veteran visits D.C. monuments

The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials.

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4 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Life, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Nursing, Medicine

4 hrs ago | KBOI-AM Boise

Breakthrough Announced in Bill to Aid Vets

A bill to assist the nation's veterans that looked all but dead last week was reportedly agreed upon Sunday by the chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committee.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

7 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

10 Things to Know for Today

As America tries for a greener approach to energy by relying more on natural gas, energy companies are shipping more and more coal abroad - and with it, tons of carbon dioxide.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Eid ul-Fitr

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KOMU-TV Columbia

Korean War veteran reflects on time served

While a statue was passed in 1989 to memorialize the date, the state had yet to enact it as an actual holiday.

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Related Topix: Life, Jay Nixon, US Governors, South Korea, World News, Columbia, MO

The Bennington Banner

10 Things to Know for Monday

The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent cease-fire in the raging Gaza war.

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Related Topix: Life, Washington DC

KEPR CBS 19

Tentative deal reached on veterans affairs reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

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Related Topix: Life, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing

Townhall

Senator Walsh's Plagiarism Scandal, PTSD References Angers Veterans | Matt Vespa

Well, "papergate" continues to plague Democratic Montana Sen. John Walsh, who didn't attribute roughly a quarter of his paper for his Master of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA, Life

Hernando Today

Service dog provides therapy to boy injured by stray bullet

For 5-year-old Davien Martinez and 15-week-old Bruno, the relationship that began on July 19, when the two first locked gazes, will escalate beyond traditional expectations.

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Related Topix: Hernando County, FL, Train Disaster, Life, Clearwater, FL

Pacific Daily News

VA must move into 21st century

In the 1930s, people suffered through the summer with electric fans. Today, we have central air conditioning.

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Related Topix: Life, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Coffman

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Oldest living female WWII vet is 108 years old

The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran, 108-year-old Lucy Coffey, was honored Saturday in Washington D.C. She joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 just a month shy of her 37th birthday.

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Stars and Stripes

North Korea marks war anniversary

A North Korean student choir sing as part of the celebrations for the anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Life, Kim Jong Un

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Olympian

Puget Sound VA security, police officer safety, compromised by radio problems, documents show

TIM PLOURD VA OFFICER Tim Plourd, a police officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs, standing on the city sidewalk outside the Veterans Medical Center on Beacon Hill in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Life

Washington Times

Cotton announces veterans group support in race

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Saturday announced the formation of a group of military veterans called Veterans for Cotton who support him in his race for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Life, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Military, US Army

Lexington Herald-Leader

VA and Lexington housing authority team up to expand housing for homeless veterans

Ronnie Warner was on his father's front porch the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The disturbing image of two planes crashing into New York City's Twin Towers resonated with him, and the assault on American soil served as an impetus to enlist in the Army.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Lexington-Fayette, KY, Life

Kansas City InfoZine

Survey Finds Suicide a Major Concern for Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

The results indicate that mental health injuries are the biggest challenges facing the newest generation of veterans, IAVA Research Director Jackie Maffucci, said after a panel discussion about the survey.

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West Sussex Today

War veteran and fund raiser, 85, is 'the most charming man I've ever met'

An 85-year-old who served in the Korean War is always looking for ways to raise money for a war veterens charity, once spending two days by himself on a stall to raise 1769.83.

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The Island Packet

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

How those veteran voters respond means a lot to Walsh, who has built his election campaign for the Senate around his 33-year career in the National Guard and his proposals to help veterans and their families.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, US National Guard, US Military, US Army, United States Army War College, Life

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

USA flag stolen from 102-year-old veteran replaced

The state has replaced a special American flag that was stolen from a 102-year-old WWII veteran in Greeneville.

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Related Topix: Greeneville, TN, Life, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Nashville, TN

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Korean War veteran has seen the world

Dick Hoover, Fort Loudon, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Hoover handled his security dog, Pess, during his service.

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Related Topix: Life, Fort Loudon, PA, US Military, US Air Force, Prison, Dogs, Pets, Franklin County, PA, Opinion

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