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Vets describe second betrayal when seeking care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Marine Tara Johnson says that when she finally got medical care after being sexually assaulted in the military, the Veterans Affairs doctor asked whether she really thought she had been raped. […]

07/19/2013

Authorities investigate a home Friday, July 19, 2013, in Houston where police say four homeless men were found in deplorable conditions. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Cops: 4 men found held in ‘deplorable’ Texas home

HOUSTON (AP) — Four men found living in “deplorable conditions” in a Houston garage on Friday told police that they were being held captive after being lured by promises of food and cigarettes so that […]

07/19/2013

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Who deserves the Citizens Medal?

Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs.

03/24/2013

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Report: Jobs picture for veterans improved in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs picture for the nation’s veterans improved significantly last year, particularly for those who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama urges CEOs to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is challenging some of America’s top CEOs to “think outside the box” and hire more veterans, saying that oblessness among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly 2 points higher than the national rate.

03/13/2013

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iPads help injured veterans live at home

Veterans injured in Afghanistan are now being honored with high-tech homes to enable them to live more independent lives. The wired and iPad friendly units are custom built for each veteran. Watch this inspiring story:

03/05/2013

Michelle Obama

First lady presses governors on veterans’ jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian jobs as they return home from Afghanistan and other far-flung posts.

02/25/2013

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VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet a requirement set by President Obama.

02/11/2013

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Troops: Women should meet same standards as men

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Iraq vet Alma Felix hopes the U.S. military’s new rules to open hundreds of thousands of combat jobs to women will lead society to recognize that female troops can be courageous warriors.

01/24/2013

Federal observance of Veteran's Day

Veterans Day was Sunday, but the federal holiday in observance of it is today. Government offices, courts, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed. Trash will be collected as usual in Los Angeles. Metro-operated […]

11/12/2012

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