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3 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.


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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Vietnam veteran receives honorary diploma 46 years after high school's graduation

In June 1968 when Higgs' classmates were preparing to graduate from South Haven's LC Mohr High School, he was fighting in Vietnam as a member of the Marines.


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VA woes across the country led NH to reforms

Nick Tolentino, who resigned as a mental health administrative officer at the Manchester VA Medical Center in December 2011, told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in April 2012 that the emphasis on meeting performance measures outweighed the needs of veterans."


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Veterans have higher rate of suicide in Oregon

That's according to a report by the Oregon Health Authority that analyzed data from the state's Violent Death Reporting System from 2008 to 2012.


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The Daily Caller

Lt. Gen Boykin: Veterans Scandal And Benghazi Are Grounds For Impeachment [VIDEO]

Standing resolute against the forces transforming the nation he loves, Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin thinks "the two most egregious violations of the trust of the American public" are the Veterans Affairs scandal and Benghazi - and in his opinion, these two cases rise to the level of impeachable offenses.


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Denver Post

Drunk driver who killed soldier in Castle Rock given delayed sentence

A drunken driver convicted in the 2012 killing of an Afghanistan war veteran was sentenced Friday to six years in prison.


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VA awards ND grant to improve health care access

Hoeven says the grant will fund transportation services for veterans to travel to VA medical centers and other facilities providing VA care.


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Sat Jul 12, 2014

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Fulton World War II veteran turns 100

World War II veteran Eugene White never thought he would be celebrating his hundredth birthday with members of Central Missouri Honor Flight and the Patriot Guard at his side.


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Navy Times

Korean official to present medals to Ohio veterans

A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to military service members who served in the Korean War will be presented to veterans of that conflict at a ceremony in southwestern Ohio.


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Wounded veteran standing tall, looking to future

At least that's what he says. She swears it was the summer after sixth grade, maybe seventh.


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Time running out for some Ohio veterans' bonuses

Army veteran Charlene Jorge poses in her office at the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission in Cleveland Thursday, July 10, 2014.


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Army Times

Time running out for some Ohio veterans' bonuses

Veterans who served in Iraq during the war only have a few months left to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and state officials are expanding their efforts to reach potentially thousands of veterans who may miss out by not applying.


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Martinsburg Journal

Former Marine saves area dog from attack

Although it's been more than a week since her dog was attacked, Denise Jordan-Williams still has difficulty describing the incident without tearing up.


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WALB-TV Albany

Veteran vows hunger strike due to VA issues

Albany resident and veteran Willie Ross says he will go on a hunger strike without better assistance from Veterans Affairs for medical treatment.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014


WWII Vet, 98, volunteers 17,000 plus hours at hospital

WWII Vet, 98, volunteers 17,000 plus hours at hospital Olen Levell has been wearing his Flagler Hospital volunteer badge for more than 20 years.


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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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WZVN-TV Fort Myers


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... Democratic Sen ... (more)


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Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

A 48-foot female humpback whale that has been seen in the waters of southeast Alaska for nearly 40 years has been found dead.


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2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

He can't be alone outside after dark, needs permission to walk through his neighborhood or go to a bowling alley, and must allow random searches and polygraph tests.


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The Marion Star

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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