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{FD} Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care

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President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Continue reading

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{FD} White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

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The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Continue reading

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{FD} California city tells veteran to take down flagpole flying American flag

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A California Navy veteran and his wife say they’re outraged after the city of Galt told them to remove one of two flagpoles on their property flying Old Glory, saying it violates neighborhood codes. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazon creates tech program for veterans in Dallas-Fort Worth

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In keeping a company promise to hire veterans and military spouses over the next five years, Amazon announced Monday that the company is creating a new apprenticeship program in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran gets his medals back after they were stolen 50 years ago

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World War II medals earned more than 70 years ago, were awarded today to Connecticut veteran Joe Novellino. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran get his medals back after they were stolen 50 years ago

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World War II medals earned more than 70 years ago, were awarded today to Connecticut veteran Joe Novellino. Continue reading

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{FD} Battleship Texas closed after sprouting new leak

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Crews are working to repair major leaks and stop flooding on board the historic Battleship Texas in Houston. Continue reading

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{FD} Army veteran in NYC reunited with stolen service dog

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A service dog belonging to an Afghanistan veteran was returned to its owner in New York City after a couple of attackers stole the animal nearly a month ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam Veterans Memorial marks 35 years, keeping promise to ‘never forget’

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Jan C. Scruggs volunteered to go to Vietnam just after graduating high school. Continue reading

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{FD} House seeks to pass VA accountability bill next week

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The House will vote next week on Senate-passed legislation to make firing employees easier for the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, moving quickly on a long-sought accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} At Oklahoma cemetery, American flags seen thrown in pile, tossed in trash bin

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Visitors to a cemetery in Oklahoma said they made a shameful discovery there: American flags in a pile on the ground, and tossed in a trash bin. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump tweets to veterans: ‘Stay tuned!’ ahead of VA newser

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President Donald Trump is promising that this will “be a big day for our Veterans.” Continue reading

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{FD} Tractors roll through Missouri town to help veterans struggling with PTSD

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A group of Northland tractor owners hit the road Saturday in the first ever American Legion Tractor Cruise. It’s all to benefit veterans struggling with PTSD. Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest living World War II veteran in Colorado turns 104

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World War II Veteran, Nick Westendorf celebrated his 104th birthday with family and friends on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Patriotic San Antonio squirrels caught stealing family’s American flags

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This week a Air Force veteran in Texas was heartbroken to discover all the American flags in his front yard had been stolen. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing veteran’s body found in car at DC hospital

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The death of a missing veteran is under investigation after his body was found in a car outside the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, two days after he was reported missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut bill allows veterans to include US flag on driver’s licenses for free

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Veterans in Connecticut may soon get a clear recognition of their service to the country on their driver’s licenses — free of charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Shulkin stresses ‘lot of work to do’ to fix beleaguered VA

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is warning the VA is “still in critical condition” despite efforts to reduce wait times for medical appointments and expand care in the private sector. Continue reading

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{FD} California veteran, 95, gets final B-29 mission

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A 95-year-old veteran got the chance to fly in a B-29 for a final time in April. Continue reading

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{FD} California woman, 98, sends thousands of letters thanking troops overseas

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A California grandmother is keeping snail mail alive by sending thousands of handwritten letters to troops overseas. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD

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Veterans often find it hard to adjust back to daily life when they return home, but one fellow soldier says that music and art can help them regain a sense of healing and hope. Continue reading

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{FD} VA drug thefts continue despite new efforts

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Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn’t going away despite new prevention efforts. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

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The military on Friday will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service… Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania veteran turns big trash into big business

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Jerry “JDog” Flanagan and his wife bought a jeep and took to the streets to drum up business for JDog Junk Removal and Hauling. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois Marine veteran, 92, is ‘something blue’ at Missouri wedding

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Bill Lee Eblen, 92, a Marine Corps veteran, fulfilled his goal to be the “something blue” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri on May 13, 2017, after having pneumonia. Continue reading

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{FD} 71-year-old Army veteran graduates high school 52 years later

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A 71-year-old army veteran is preparing for his high school graduation after missing his 1964 graduation because he was enlisted, a day he’s now regretted missing for decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas artist making sculpture honoring vets on Memorial Day

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When Joaquin Cortez created a sand sculpture memorial in front of a Mansfield store, he wanted to honor the officers killed in the July 7 attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: VA contracting changes could cut jobs for the blind

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An advocacy group is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules used for decades to give jobs to the blind. Continue reading

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{FD} Costs a question as VA plans mental care for discharged vets

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges. Continue reading

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{FD} House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

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The House has approved legislation to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts. Continue reading

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{FD} Memphis IHOP shooting: Air Force veteran killed trying to defend woman

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A young father and Air Force veteran was the man shot and killed outside an IHOP restaurant Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Richard Overton, oldest living WWII combat veteran, turns 111

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The oldest living World War II veteran is turning 111 this week at his long-time Texas home. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers reach agreement on stalled VA accountability bill

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Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees. Continue reading

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{FD} New VA head: It’ll take longer to end veteran homelessness

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The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama’s administration of ending homelessness among veterans, but says it’ll take longer than his predecessor predicted. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina Navy vet finds angry note after parking in veteran-designated space

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A United States Navy veteran said he found a hateful note left on his car after he parked it in a veteran-designated spot at a North Carolina supermarket. Continue reading

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{FD} Pearl Harbor survivor skydives for 96th birthday

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A survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack celebrated his 96th birthday in a special way — by jumping out of an airplane. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans Affairs secretary helps dedicate Rhode Island home

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin helped dedicate a new home designed to provide nursing and residential care for the state’s veterans on Friday, saying it sets the standard for the way the nation should be caring for veterans. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine vet, girlfriend found dead in Belize were strangled, police say

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A U.S. marine veteran and his Canadian girlfriend, whose bodies were found Monday in Belize, died of strangulation, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

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President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for Colorado Marine vet with brain injury in burglary case

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Weld County, Colo., District Attorney Michael Rourke announced Monday that he was dismissing charges against Marine veteran Cory Hixson in a theft case. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Vietnam vet says couple robbed him after carrying his groceries in Arkansas

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A disabled Vietnam War veteran claimed a couple, who offered to help him with his groceries, attacked and robbed him in his Arkansas home last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran cleared of illegally posting US flags at Los Angeles VA facility explains his intent

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A 75-year-old U.S. Army veteran acquitted of illegally posting an American flag at a VA facility in West Los Angeles told Fox News on Thursday he would do it again in an instant. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded veteran in viral Boston Marathon video touched by attention

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The wounded veteran who captured the hearts of viewers across the country when he crossed the Boston Marathon finish line carrying his running guide and the American flag said he is overwhelmed by the attention. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded vet running Boston Marathon carries race partner across finish line

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A wounded Army veteran carried his race partner across the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Wednesday while she held an American flag. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship

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A veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and died last year at age 94 has been reunited with his fallen shipmates on the sunken USS Arizona. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Army veteran fights off intruder at Georgia home

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A Clayton County family is counting their blessings on this Easter Sunday after police said a man kicked in their door and tried to break in, but the homeowner, also a disabled Army veteran fought the intruder off in his birthday suit. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded warriors run back-to-back marathons, starting in Boston

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Two veterans – one from the US and the other from the UK – will run back-to-back marathons tethered together to raise awareness for mental health. Continue reading

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{FD} Shulkin pledges review to fix problems at DC medical center

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pledging a top-down review at the VA medical center in the nation’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Texas veteran claims university kicked out his service dog

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A military veteran says he was blindsided when the university he attends told him his service dog is no longer allowed on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine’s American flag set on fire in act of vandalism

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A Marine vet in Phoenix is outraged that someone would torch his American flag. Continue reading

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