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2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Gibson says VA spends more in Miss. to speed care

Gibson visited the G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson on Friday. He met with employees, veterans' groups and reporters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican, US House of Representatives, Veteran Affairs

6 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in California The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a... Technically, their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Colorado, Veteran Affairs

6 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I. Bill saw their college terms disrupted last year because the VA was late distributing $61 million in housing and book stipends, according to estimates released by the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General Friday.

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Related Topix: Veteran Affairs

10 hrs ago | EDGE

Marriage Inequality Harms Military Families and Veterans

On Wednesday, July 9th, the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN jointly filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of Henry v.

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Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Veteran Affairs, Gay/Lesbian

11 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

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Related Topix: US News, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

12 hrs ago | KAUZ

8 hospitalized after tour bus crash in Wyoming

Emergency dispatch tapes released Friday reveal further details about efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.

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Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Veteran Affairs, US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park, Tennessee

12 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet

Two calls were made while 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia lay on the floor as an ambulance was called to take him to an emergency room 500 yards away.

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Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing, Kirtland AFB, NM

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Virginia's Melon Season Arriving Late But Sweet

Watermelons and cantaloupes are making their seasonal debut in Virginia a week or two behind schedule.

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Related Topix: Virginia State University, Fruits, Food

18 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Model railroad group expanding train displays

A groundbreaking event is 1 p.m. Saturday in the southwestern Michigan community of Parchment, where the public is invited to tour the headquarters and participate in an operating session of the group's permanent model railroad display.

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Related Topix: Model Railroading, Models, Hobbies, Parchment, MI, Boyne City, MI

22 hrs ago | Daily World

Catholic-Protestant feud flares anew in Northern Ireland

The Troubles here ended in the late 1990s, when Catholic nationalists seeking independence from Britain buried the hatchet with Protestant unionists loyal to the crown after 30 years of bloodshed.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Holidays, Good Friday

Thu Jul 10, 2014

EDGE

New York Named World's Top Wine Destination

Thirty-six New York restaurant wine lists have been honored in "The World of Fine Wine"'s inaugural World's Best Wine Lists 2014.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Food, Dining, The World of, Alternative-Rock, Tribeca (New York, NY), Chicago, IL, Thomas Keller

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Man convicted in 2012 slaying in Garvin County

An Elmore City man has been convicted of killing another man then cutting up the body and stuffing the remains in cement-filled buckets.

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Related Topix: Garvin County, OK, Elmore City, OK, Self Defense

Amherst Daily News

10 Things: Thinking beyond muffins with 10 fresh ways to use fresh blueberries

There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries? As long as you're willing to consider a few fresh approaches, it's actually easy and delicious to press them into service.

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Related Topix: Recipes, Food

Merced Sun-Star

Virus will keep piglets from California State Fair

The Sacramento Bee reports the devastating virus, spread through fecal matter, has affected 5,000 farms and killed more than 8 million piglets.

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Related Topix: Food, Pork, Meat, Merced, CA

KMIZ

Zimmerman trial: Where are they now?

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Self Defense, Painting, Arts

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

BrusselKale could be the superfood we've been waiting forBrusselKale...

BrusselKale could be the superfood we've been waiting for Move over, broccolini, pluots, honey crisp apples and more! There's a new hybrid on the market.

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Related Topix: Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, Fruits

The Washington Post

Indians balk at $33 million statue in new budget

In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India's new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees for a colossal iron-and-bronze statue almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

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Related Topix: Holidays, Indian Independence, US Politics, US News

The Honolulu Advertiser

Jury selected for Deedy's Honolulu retrial

Jurors and alternates have been selected for the retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in a shooting at a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Self Defense

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Press-Telegram

Operation Comedy: Long Beach Laugh Factory to host free monthly performances for veterans

Former Army infantryman Jon Stites is on a mission - to make veterans laugh, at any cost.

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Related Topix: Chappelle's Show, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Veteran Affairs, Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA

CBS Local

Attorneys In Theater Shooting Weigh Defense

Attorneys for a retired Tampa police captain accused of killing a man in a movie theater said Wednesday that Florida's "stand your Attorney Richard Escobar said Wednesday the defense team for Curtis Reeves Jr. is weighing its moves ahead of their client's trial on second-degree murder charges in the death of Chad Oulson, 43, of Land O'Lakes.

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Related Topix: Self Defense, Pasco County, FL

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