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3 hrs ago | The Argus

Tributes paid to war veteran, 97

Reg Goding, a leading light for Blind Veterans UK, has died aged 97,at Dean Wood Nursing Home, Brighton Mr Goding led an incredible life, which saw him serve in some of the most significant battles in the Second World War.

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7 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Mass murder suspect Desmonte Leonard in sex case against fmr. correctional officer

Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Beast

Why This Congressman Killed the GI BillBy Aaron Glantz

Legislation designed to prevent for-profit colleges from gaming the federal aid system and exploiting veterans died within 15 minutes of being introduced earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, University of Phoenix, Susan Davis, Democrat, Representative Mark Takano, Life

National Public Radio

Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

After The New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh plagiarized at least a quarter of his master's thesis, the Montana Democrat is telling The Associated Press that post-traumatic stress disorder may have played a role.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Liberal Political News

Daily World

Newest veterans like medical treatment they got from VA, survey shows

The newest generation of combat veterans is struggling with integration into civilian life, confronted by suicidal thoughts, mental-health issues, unemployment and the inability to get timely assessments of their disability claims, according to a nationwide survey of 2,089 members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA

With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and falsified records covering up the delays.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

MilitaryCity.com

Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach.

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Related Topix: Life, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

This is Local London

Civic medals presented to Hillingdon war veterans

West Middlesex Normandy Veterans Association is disbanding in November and the council wanted to pay tribute to them and say thank-you for the part they played in British history.

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Marine Corps Times

Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members

Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Journal

Toll plaza boss saves lost senior 125 miles from home

Mark Taylor, a Thruway Authority toll plaza supervisor in Canaan, N.Y., was nearing the end of his night shift at the when a clerk called him to her booth.

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Star-Telegram.com

Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, West Lafayette, OH, Lafayette, OH, Life

Sunherald.com

Senator: VA center begged for surgical equipment

Moran, R-Kansas, said the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Life, Kansas, Medicine, Nursing

WKXW-FM Trenton

Senate panel backs McDonald to head Veterans Affairs

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Independent

The story of Karl Albrecht, the man who destroyed Tesco

The retailer is on its knees, thanks to a German war veteran who turned the family grocers into the Aldi chain Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Disabled vet 'trespassing' in his home not arrested

A disabled Vietnam veteran evicted from his family home has not been arrested after protestors broke in and placed him back into his bed.

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The Madison Press

Veteran pleads guilty to assault, fleeing4:40 pm | 0

A disabled military veteran who led authorities on a high-speed chase along westbound U.S. Route 40 last year pleaded guilty this week to fleeing and assault charges.

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KHOU-TV Houston

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Tuesday to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Both suspects plead guilty in veteran home invasion

Both suspects have now pleaded guilty in the case of a 101-year-old World War II veteran who was robbed and attacked in his Carson City home.

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NWCN.com

No arrest for disabled veteran evicted from home

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has instructed Seattle police to "stand down" and not arrest a disabled Vietnam veteran, who was evicted from his West Seattle home last Friday and returned to the house a few minutes later.

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