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  1. Iraq snapshotRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Common Ills

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, Barack's 'plan' continues to falter, Barack steps away from fears of civilian casualties from US bombings, monthly totals for Septembers dead and wounded are released, Antiwar.com does a better job of counting the dead than does the United Nations, England joins in bombing Iraq, Senator Patty Murray works to address the issue of homeless veterans, TRICARE is failing some military families in the US, and much more.

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  2. StalkerRead the original story

    Yesterday | Mikey Likes It!

    Stalker premiered on CBS tonight. Not sure what to make of it. Maggie Q is great in it.

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  3. Pierson steps down after breachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Iol.co.za

    US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18 months, faced mounting calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a September 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran with a knife scaled the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before an off-duty agent stopped him.

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  4. AP woman fighting for awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Highlands Today

    Stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, while serving in the United States Marine Corps, Karle Craver, as was the norm, drank water from the tap, water fountain or hose during drills or downtime. However, from the 1950s to at least the early 1980s, drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic substances and chemicals such as industrial solvents and benzene.

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  5. VA Secretary visits Florida veterans' facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said during a tour of a Tampa veterans' hospital Wednesday that he wants to foster a culture of transparency at the agency after a summer of scandal over chronic delays for patients. McDonald spoke to reporters and met with staff at the James A. Haley Veterans ' Hospital in Tampa .

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  6. Stan Collymore to appear in court after being charged with four driving offencesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Stan Collymore, who attracts more controversy away from football than any other mainstream pundit, appears at Warrington magistrates court on Thursday morning charged with four driving offences. Collymore, talkSPORT's lead football expert, drove his Porsche at around 10mph in excess of the various speed limits.

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  7. Accused WH fence jumper pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Click Orlando

    The man who allegedly jumped a White House fence last month and breached the mansion's doors pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

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  8. RIF board to cut fewer captains, majorsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Air Force Times

    The Air Force expects it will cut 355 captains and majors under a reduction in force board scheduled to convene this month. That is a 14 percent reduction from September's estimate, when the Air Force expected 413 officers would be RIFed.

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  9. U.S. OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi ArabiaRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Air Force Times

    The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday that the State Department had approved the transfer, which includes 202 Patriot missiles, test targets, launchers, spare parts and other equipment.

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  10. Hagel: Military medical system 'average'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KFBB

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities. Hagel released findings of a 90-day review of the entire military health care system, which serves 9.6 million active-duty troops and their family members, as well as retirees.

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  11. Secret Service director resigns under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, who had been in her position since March 2013, faced growing calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a September 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran with a knife clambered over the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before an off-duty agent stopped him.

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  12. Hagel orders steps to improve U.S. military health...Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took steps on Wednesday to improve the U.S. military healthcare system after a review concluded that some patients had to wait too long to see a doctor and others received care that was below standard. The Pentagon chief gave Defense Department hospitals and clinics with underperforming units 30 days to develop plans to reduce wait times and deal with other access issues.

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  13. a Team Depot Improving Lives Through ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Business Journal

    From the time The Home Depot Inc.'svery first store opened, giving back to the communities where we live and work has been a core value of the company and a passion for our associates. In fact, thousands of our store associates spend their time off volunteering their talents as members of Team Depot across the country.

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  14. Hagel Orders Plans to Improve Military Hospital CareRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered improvements at military hospitals and clinics after a review found "wide performance variability" in the quality of care. The review of the Military Health System, which provides care to 9.6 million troops, retirees and family members, was started in May after reports of deaths, delays in treatment and substandard care at hospitals in the separate system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs .

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  15. Adopt a VeteranRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Journal-Pioneer

    Gallant's business is the first to come on board to help the new initiative, which pairs a sponsor business, individual or organization with a local Second World War or Korean War veteran.

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  16. Adopt a Veteran program launched by Summerside LegionRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Journal-Pioneer

    Robert Gallant, owner of Michael's Pizzeria, presents a cheque in support of the Summerside Legion's new Adopt a Veteran Program to its president Roy Crozier. Gallant's business is the first to come on board to help the new initiative, which pairs a sponsor business, individual or organization with a local Second World War or Korean War veteran.

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  17. Could a Four-Second Mistake Cost a Candidate Thousands of Dollars?Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Roll Call

    A disclaimer may seem like a rote few seconds in a campaign ad , but failing to follow the specific guidelines could have costly consequences for a candidate. On Sept.

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  18. Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiersRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    The Harper government plans further changes to its oft-maligned veterans charter, hoping to take the political sting out of complaints by ex-soldiers promising to campaign against them in the next election. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino tabled the government's response to a House of Commons committee review, which earlier this year recommended 14 specific changes to the support and benefits regime.

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  19. U.S. Secret Service director resigns after White House security breachRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in this September 30, 2014 file photo. Pierson has announced her resignation according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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  20. Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient careRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Navy Times

    A major review shows that the military health system performs as well as the private sector in delivering safe, quality care. 'I believe our service members, retirees and their families deserve better than average,' said Defense Secretary Chuuck Hagel, who ordered the review.

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