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  1. Harry welcomes poppy campaign busRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Prestwichandwhitefieldguide.co.uk

    Prince Harry welcomed soap royalty Barbara Windsor and war veterans as they called into Buckingham Palace to mark London Poppy Day - on a bus. Harry joked that the driver of the 1960s Routemaster was "the most expensive bus driver in London today" after it pulled into the forecourt of the palace.

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  2. 2nd round of Illinois medical marijuana patients to applyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Northwest Herald

    His wife, Sandy Champion, rolls the cigarettes for him and marks what strain of marijuana is in the cigarettes so he can denote in his iPhone how effective that particular strain is on his pain. CHICAGO - Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card.

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  3. Tom Dugan: The man behind the man who hunted NazisRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Paradise Post

    Tom Dugan's favorite review of his work wasn't in a newspaper or on TV. It was uttered by a teen after a performance of his one-man play "Wiesenthal."

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  4. British war veterans deprived of long-term support - MPsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Russia Taday

    British veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are deprived of long-term help, particularly with mental health problems, post-traumatic stress , and war pensions and compensation payments, a cross-party group of MPs warn. In a report released on Thursday, MPs claimed that slow assistance could have a negative impact, both physically and psychologically, on troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered injury.

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  5. DAR honors Laura Dunlop for veterans' assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | West Side and South Side Leader

    Laura Williams Dunlop, founder of the Summit County Stand Down for Homeless Veterans , was honored by the Akron Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Oct. 6. Following a SCSDHV meeting, Lora Staats, Ohio Society DAR state chairperson of service for veterans and an Akron Chapter DAR member, presented Dunlop with two certificates: an OSDAR award for numerous activities with Veterans Council and the Akron Veterans Administration clinic, and the nationally recognized Outstanding DAR Volunteer award from NSDAR for the East Central Division. Shown at right is Staats, on left with Dunlop, a Highland Square resident.

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  6. Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact staysRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Navy Times

    The Philippines' top diplomat says an accord with the U.S. that allows thousands of American troops to join combat exercises in the country is 'imperfect' but Manila likely won't move to amend it. The accord has been criticized by left-wing groups because it allows U.S. authorities to keep custody of a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino during a night out earlier this month.

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  7. Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisonersRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Navy Times

    An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June. Human Rights Watch said Thursday that some 600 male Shiite inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were forced to kneel along the edge of a nearby ravine and shot with automatic weapons.

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  8. New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swellingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Navy Times

    Military athletes mingle at the 2014 Warrior Games. New advances in sensor technology are leading to prosthetic limbs with potential for better fit and greater comfort for wounded warriors.

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  9. Senate to vote on advance funding for VARead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Navy Times

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a letter that a vote on the The Putting Veterans First Act was 'the right thing for our veterans.' When Congress returns next month, the Senate will vote on legislation to provide all Veterans Affairs Department funding a full year in advance, preventing government shutdowns or budget gridlock from interrupting veterans services.

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  10. Mobile Veterans' Van at URock TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Republican Journal

    On Thursday, October 30, from 10AM to 1:30PM, the Veterans' Affairs Mobile Information Van will be parked at University College at Rockland on Rte 1 at the Breakwater Building. This van travels around the state to assist veterans "get the information and the services they deserve".

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  11. Marine recruiter pleads not guilty to arsonRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

    After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is... BISMARCK, N.D. - A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court. Anthony DeGroot is charged with arson.

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  12. Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in courtRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

    After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is... SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say. Civilian defense attorney Chris Oprison said he has filed nine motions that he will present during a two-day hearing for Lawrence Hutchins III that starts Thursday at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.

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  13. Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest PakistanRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

    After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is... Pakistani protesters from the United Citizen Action group shout slogans and burn a U.S. flag as they demonstrate Oct. 8 against U.S drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region in Multan. DERA ISMAIL KHAN, PAKISTAN - Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.

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  14. Pentagon officials: No hope for budget soon; tech development vitalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Air Force Times

    The Pentagon's chief financial officer admitted on Wednesday that he is 'not super optimistic' about Congress reaching a budget deal once the current continuing resolution temporarily funding the federal government expires on Dec. 11. 'What I do worry about is that we're looking at a 'new normal' where people think [a budget being approved] three months late isn't a problem anymore' said Comptroller Mike McCord during an afternoon speech at the TechAmerica defense industry conference in suburban Washington. Even getting a budget done this year 'doesn't seem that likely' since Congress will be locked in a lame duck session after the midterm elections in November.

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  15. Russian Embassy to visit to Arctic convoy hero in hospital to present prestigious service medalRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Record

    War veteran Tom Rennie is to receive Russian medal of honour after helping to supply allied forces with vital supplies during the Second World War. Tom Rennie is set to add the Ushakov medal to his prestigious collection.

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  16. Moulton, in hot race with Tisei, gets boost from BidenRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Vice President Joe Biden visited the state on Wednesday to rally Democrats in the 6th Congressional District, where political newcomer Seth Moulton is locked in a hotly contested race with Republican Richard Tisei. Biden spoke to about 500 Moulton supporters at a YMCA in Lynn, one of several key cities in the North Shore district currently represented by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney.

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  17. Reisch draws on decades of political service for Boone County collector bidRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Missourian

    Cheri Toalson Reisch has been an active figure in Boone County politics for more than three decades, but her family ties to the county span generations. Reisch's family has lived in the area since 1815.

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  18. Bettmann/CORBISWhen West Point Football Turned FatalOn this day 105...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    On this day 105 years ago, a West Point player died in a game with Harvard. Similarities between that tragedy and injuries today prove that not much has changed in a century.

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  19. Zimbabwe: The Mugabe brawlRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Economist

    THE Mugabe family loves a good punch-up. The old man, Robert, Zimbabwe's president, has always been a brawler, though a sly and eloquent one.

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  20. Indian River pier opens early for veteransRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | WJRT

    A northern Lower Peninsula town has opened a pier honoring veterans early at the request of a 91-year-old World War II veteran. WPBN-TV reports Leon Plourde asked Tuscarora Township officials to open the Veterans Pier on the Indian River before its planned unveiling.

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