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Globe Trot: U.S. general killed in Afghanistan remembered as a family man

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Major Gen. Harold Greene became the first two-star U.S. general killed in action since the Vietnam War yesterday. He is also the first U.S.

For-profit colleges raking in GI Bill funds

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges in recent years, including a troubled chain that is closing and selling its campuses amid a…

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Japanese search Saipan for missing American soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information they hope will lead to…

WWI, the not so great war

By Cal Thomas
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History | NEWBURY, England—World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the…

Midday Roundup: EU, U.S. clamp down on cash flow to Russia

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cut off. The United States and European Union on Tuesday enacted new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to stymie its economy. The sanctions hammer the…

Will Congress fork over $17 billion to fix the VA?

By Lynde Langdon
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Government | Congress will pay for some veterans to get care from private doctors as part of proposed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The…

Study confirms childhood trauma more common in soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Military members and veterans are more likely to have faced childhood trauma than civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the…

Midday Roundup: Raising the Costa Concordia

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Afloat. In the largest (read most expensive) maritime salvage project in history, crews are raising the Costa Concordia from its resting place just off the…

Can Robert McDonald’s corporate experience save the VA?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the scandal-plagued Veterans…

A home for America’s veterans

By Allie Hulcher
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Military | WASHINGTON—Sixty years ago, Ronald Bennett was stationed near Washington, D.C., in Quantico, Va. Every free weekend, he made the hour drive north and spent…

U.S. to sign land mine treaty

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The United States announced Friday its intention to join an international treaty banning land mines, a step that could lead to the complete elimination of the…

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