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Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:55
What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants.
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U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:47
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for 'creating the conditions' that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.
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Shelton: Russia's doubt over U.S. satellite capabilities shows 'desperation'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:45
Russian statements expressing skepticism that the U.S. can produce satellite images showing a surface-to-air missile shooting down the Malaysia Airlines jet on July 17 shows 'desperation' on Russia's part, the top Air Force space official said today.
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Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:22
Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression - and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.
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Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:17
More than one in five service members do not identify with a particular religion, according to Defense Department statistics. To better serve them, an organization is working to expand the Chaplain Corps to include clergy who don't believe in a god.
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Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:28
Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.
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Opinion: No need to go back to Iraq - the job may be done for us

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:04
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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General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:00
Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.
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Olympia, Wash., group working to save USS Olympia

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:27
The Washington State Friends of the USS Olympia want to assuage some guilt. They want to right a 120-year-old wrong.
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Attorney: Ventura deserves millions from Kyle

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:27
An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a federal jury to award Ventura millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.
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VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:24
At Bob McDonald's confirmation hearing Tuesday on his nomination to become the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sen.
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Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:23
A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.
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Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:09
Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend - but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.
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Report: Open-air burn pits still in use in Afghanistan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:24
Two incinerators at a joint Afghan-U.S. airbase have been underused, needlessly exposing troops to toxic pollution generated from open-air burn pits still in operation, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found.
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Officer who trained first black Marines laid to rest

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:50
A World War II officer who trained the country's first black Marines was laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex.
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Update: Sgt. mauled by bear in Alaska in stable condition

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:48
A safety briefing that included what to do during a brown bear encounter likely saved a guardsman's life Sunday in Alaska.
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Nominee for VA secretary has confirmation hearing today

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:37
Former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald gets his first chance to publicly lay out his vision for fixing the embattled Veterans Affairs Department today, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.
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Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:36
The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift.
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Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:18
Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.
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Video: Marine veteran saves woman from oncoming freight train

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:00
Some Marine Corps training will stick with you for life - and sometimes, it will help save a life.
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