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  1. Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Star

    Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb, in a statement posted on his campaign website, acknowledged he would face major hurdles but vowed to bring an outsider's voice to the 2016 race, dominated by Clinton.

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  2. Navy, Marines end directive to discharge transgender membersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The Navy and Marine Corps have joined the Army and Air Force in making it harder to discharge transgender military members. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a memorandum Wednesday stating: "Effective immediately, separations initiated under the provisions of the reference for service members with a diagnosis or history of gender dysphoria, who identify themselves as transgender, or who have taken steps to externalize the condition, must be forwarded to the assistant secretary of the Navy for decision."

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  3. Dennis McCarthy: Why Gary Sinise is Bob Hope for a new generationRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

    He is being called this generation's Bob Hope, a compliment actor Gary Sinise reluctantly accepts if it will help raise more donations for his nonprofit foundation , which among its other missions builds custom “smart homes” to meet the needs of seriously wounded service members as part of its RISE program . They've already fought too many battles in their young lives; they don't need one more trying to navigate a normal home that can present insurmountable challenges for even the smallest task.

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  4. Jim Webb, a Iraq war critic and Democrat, will challenge Clinton in 2016 bid for White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | TwinCities

    Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he is challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb, in a statement posted on his campaign website, acknowledged he would face major hurdles but vowed to bring an outsider's voice to the 2016 race, dominated by Clinton.

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  5. Margot Robbie is 'spoilt rotten' as she takes break from shooting...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    'Disarm the Police' protesters set fire to stars and stripes as part of demonstration stunt - then had to be saved by the NYPD when a group of angry bikers showed up and took objection Employee 'admits' murdering couple who vanished on their way home from work before burying them in his backyard 'while high on meth' David Sweat insists he did NOT have sex with prison guard Joyce Mitchell and claims she was behind plot to kill her husband Father of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige to write tell-all about estranged son titled 'If He Dies, He Dies' The final embrace: Husband and wife who were married for 75 years die in each other's arms just hours apart What if we'd all got rich like the 1%? Research shows average family would now take home $156,000 A YEAR if incomes had kept up with top earners since 1979 'Was it the day we overtook the South?': Americans caught on camera ... (more)

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  6. ANTM winner Brittany Beattie says she's 'not as crazy' as Cassi Van Den DungenRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    'Disarm the Police' protesters set fire to stars and stripes as part of demonstration stunt - then had to be saved by the NYPD when a group of angry bikers showed up and took objection Employee 'admits' murdering couple who vanished on their way home from work before burying them in his backyard 'while high on meth' David Sweat insists he did NOT have sex with prison guard Joyce Mitchell and claims she was behind plot to kill her husband Father of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige to write tell-all about estranged son titled 'If He Dies, He Dies' The final embrace: Husband and wife who were married for 75 years die in each other's arms just hours apart What if we'd all got rich like the 1%? Research shows average family would now take home $156,000 A YEAR if incomes had kept up with top earners since 1979 'Was it the day we overtook the South?': Americans caught on camera ... (more)

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  7. July 4 can be a bad day for veterans with PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

    As a Marine Corps veteran, Sam Deeds loves the Fourth of July, the flags and parades in celebration of the nation's founding. But he dreads the night, when the sounds and flashes of light leave him cowering.

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  8. Vacaville rates in top 10 as home to military veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    Vacaville rated among the nation's top 10 cities for military veterans in a study by the consumer website NerdWallet.com. Ranking ninth on the list that was released this week, Vacaville was the only city in California to make the top 10. The study was based on veteran presence in the community, median veteran income, presence of industries that employ more veterans than civilians, veteran unemployment rate, and the percentage of veterans below the poverty line, according to the report.

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  9. Former US senator and Vietnam veteran Jim Webb to run for president in long-shot bid against ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Webb, 69, a decorated Vietnam veteran, is expected to focus his campaign on helping working-class Americans compete in the economy. Photo: AP Former US senator Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign yesterday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Rodham Clinton and a field of Democratic rivals for the party's 2016 nomination.

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  10. Sen. Tom Udall excited about construction of new VA clinic in Las CrucesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., speaks in front of the Las Cruces VA Clinic on Thursday after touring the facility. The clinic is at 1635 Don Roser Drive.

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  11. Today in History: July 3, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett's Charge. - 1913, during a 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, Civil War veterans re-enacted Pickett's Charge, which ended with embraces and handshakes between the former enemies.

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  12. 5th Annual Electric Forest Wraps Hugely Successful YearRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    The 5th annual Electric Forest festival returned to the scenic woods of Rothbury, Michigan this past weekend hosting epic live music, stunning art installations and enchanted experiences around every turn. Throughout the long weekend, which offered near perfect weather, 45,000 attendees enjoyed over 125 live music performances on 7 stages, 20+ larger-than-life creative installations and gathering spaces, 250+ colorful roaming characters, 22 disco balls, and endless memories.

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  13. Utahns provide help for veterans with mental illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    In a state with 170,000 veterans , there is a large need to help those struggling with mental health issues that may have resulted from their service. With 22 veterans committing suicide each day across the country, the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and other groups are working hard to change that number, Gary Harter, executive director of the VMA, said.

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  14. Hawaii's Schofield Barracks extremely unlikely to close, Sen. Schatz saysRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The possibility of the U.S. Army eliminating nearly 20,000 soldier and civilian jobs from Hawaii's Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter is extremely unlikely to be fully realized, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Thursday. In an exclusive interview with PBN, the Hawaii Democrat said that the state has its challenges but recent appropriations have shown a commitment to Hawaii.

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  15. Chicago police officers sue over tattoo cover-up ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Three Chicago police officers filed a federal lawsuit against the department Thursday, challenging its new policy that requires uniformed officers to cover their tattoos. The officers, all of whom served in the military and have tattoos on their arms, argue in the suit that the policy violates their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and expression.

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  16. World War II POWs captured by Nazis finally honored for sacrificeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Toward the end of the Nazi Empire, three Americans fighting to destroy it were captured and spent months in captivity. The men have different stories that share a common thread: They came home after World War II and simply went on with their lives, marrying, raising families and having careers.

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  17. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Flag for Hope visits Hopkinton, Copley SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Flag for Hope, a humanitarian art project, came to Boston Thursday on its national tour. The project seeks to gather 5,000 handprints from people nationwide, creating an image of the American flag.

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  18. The Importance Of Being Earnest review by Quentin LettsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    'Disarm the Police' protesters set fire to stars and stripes as part of demonstration stunt - then had to be saved by the NYPD when a group of angry bikers showed up and took objection Employee 'admits' murdering couple who vanished on their way home from work before burying them in his backyard 'while high on meth' David Sweat insists he did NOT have sex with prison guard Joyce Mitchell and claims she was behind plot to kill her husband Father of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige to write tell-all about estranged son titled 'If He Dies, He Dies' This woman soccer star was inconsolable after her last minute own-goal sent England crashing out of the World Cup semi-final - then the internet trolls put the boot in .

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  19. Pope owned family dry-cleaners, was medic in Texas 36th Infantry DivisonRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    SURVIVED BY : Daughters Melody Cooper and Suzanne Kirchstein; son Paul Pope; stepdaughter Barbara McNutt Sedita; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. SERVICES : A viewing from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, 1700 S.E. Military Drive.

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  20. Carmel leaders hope to shorten hours to operate fireworks in 2016Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Current in Carmel

    This Saturday, Carmel residents will be lighting up the sky on Independence Day, whether they enjoy the city display at CarmelFest or shooting off their own rockets at a private party. But if some members of the Carmel City Council have their way the sound fireworks wouldn't turn into a weeklong event, as has been the case in some neighborhoods.

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