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Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:28
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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Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote Army War College thesis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:08
Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S.
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Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:06
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:05
Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journa
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Pfc. performs on 'America's Got Talent' tonight

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:53
Pfc. Paul Ieti's performance in the first round of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' earned a standing ovation and hugs from three of the show's four celebrity judges - a supermodel, a Spice Girl and Howard Stern.
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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:46
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating th
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U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:46
Senior U.S.
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Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:41
A Democratic senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces.
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Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:39
Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.
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Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:37
Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.
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Remains of soldier killed in '53 identified

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:34
Lawrence Jock's surviving relatives in northern New York knew next to nothing about the Army combat veteran who was declared missing in action at the end of the Korean War more than 60 years ago.
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As 212th Fires Brigade re-flags, DIVARTYs begin a comeback

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:01
The first step in the Army's revamped artillery organization - one that will look familiar to some senior officers - took place Wednesday at Fort Bliss, Texas, when the 212th Fires Brigade re-flagged to become the 1st Armored Division Artillery.
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Army: Thousands of patient IDs wrongly trashed at Rucker

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:51
The military says as many as 2,300 patients are affected by a breach of personal information at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker.
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Opinion: No need to go back to Iraq - the job may be done for us

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:33
There seems to be an awful lot of people who think any excuse to travel to a foreign country and kill people is a good one.
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Alaska soldier's car stuck in Wash. after transport company files for bankruptcy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:25
Army Chief Warrant Officer Milam Jeans had no problem moving his wife and children from Germany to a new post in Alaska this summer.
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Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:20
A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago.
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12 indicted in Mississippi Guard recruitment fraud case

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:20
Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in a case alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting.
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Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:27
Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.
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Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:05
The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.
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College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:58
Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.
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