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Congress scrambles to fix VA budget crisis

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Veterans Administration officials are hopeful Congress will act this week to avert a looming budget crisis that could force the department to shut down some…

Midday Roundup: Proposed laws would defund Planned Parenthood

Midday Roundup: Proposed laws would defund Planned Parenthood

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Budget cut. Leaders in Congress introduced twin bills in the House and Senate on Wednesday to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood while they are…

Midday Roundup: Video of African-American woman’s arrest raises questions

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Battle of wills. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a dashcam video of a controversial arrest was not edited and that apparent skipping in the video…

Critics of no-guns-on-base rule say U.S. soldiers are ‘sitting ducks’

By Jim Henry
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Gun Rights | Last week’s shootings at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., have some questioning why military personnel on U.S. bases aren’t allowed to carry…

Sailor injured in Tennessee shooting dies

By Lynde Langdon
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Shooting | A sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., has died, raising the death toll to five people. The death occurred two…

FBI looks for signs of Tennessee shooter’s radicalization

By Jae Wasson
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Shooting | Neighbors describe Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez as a friendly young man. Karen Jones remembered having him over for dinner and watching him dribble a soccer…

Feds investigate Tennessee shooting as possible terrorism

By Leigh Jones
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Shooting | UPDATE: The U.S. government is investigating shootings at two military recruitment centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., as a matter of national security.

Pentagon plans to allow transgender people in the military

By Evan Wilt
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Military | The Department of Defense plans to incorporate transgender people in the U.S. military following a six-month study on possible ramifications and needed…

Midday Roundup: Sun sets on Confederate flag in South Carolina

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Coming down. A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the Confederate flag flying on the state Capitol grounds will be removed during a ceremony…

Help for veterans only other veterans can provide

By Jae Wasson
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Military | Robert Johnson joined the Marines to keep from being killed. He watched his best friend get shot to death in their Baton Rouge, La., neighborhood, and…

Midday Roundup: Drone strike kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Losing ground. A U.S. drone strike in Mosul, Iraq, has killed a top Islamic State (ISIS) commander suspected of playing a major role in the 2012 attack on the…

Atheist sues to become military’s first humanist chaplain

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A federal district court judge in Alexandria, Va., heard arguments on Thursday in a lawsuit that may influence whether the U.S. Navy must admit secular…

 
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