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Trump calls on Fox News to fire reporter over veterans flap

Washington - US President Donald Trump has demanded that Fox News fire its national security correspondent after she confirmed claims that the Republican leader had disparaged the military -- a bombshell that has dogged him for two days.

US first lady defends Trump over alleged 'losers' quip

Washington - Melania Trump on Friday defended her husband against allegations that he referred to US Marines buried in a WWI cemetery in France as "losers" and "suckers.

Trump called US Marines killed in WWI battle 'losers': report

Washington - US President Donald Trump referred to US Marines buried in a WWI cemetery in France as "losers" and "suckers" for getting killed in action, according to a report Thursday in the Atlantic magazine.

Review: Bon Jovi melts hearts with 'Unbroken' single and honors veterans Special

On November 1, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi released their new single, the inspirational anthem "Unbroken."

Op-Ed: With a 'dictator' in power, no one with alternative views is safe

Donald Trump's aggressive attacks on a White House official who testified about his concerns over Trump's communications with Ukraine in the impeachment inquiry set off a furious backlash on Tuesday, and hateful remarks by Donald Jr. on Wednesday.

Ageing veterans might not be around for next big D-Day anniversary

Bayeux - Marcel Deschateaux waited over an hour Thursday to applaud dozens of British veterans as they walked through his town of Bayeux, after one of dozens of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France.

Review: Country star raises money for veterans, swims with mermaids

Great Falls - Acclaimed country star Aaron Tippin is a true American patriot. Most recently, he swam with mermaids in Great Falls, Montana, to help support veterans.

The Journey Home Project helps U.S. veterans battling cancer

Nashville - In November of 2018, Charlie Daniels' The Journey Home Project donated $50,000 to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Frontline pizza: Ukrainian veterans feed soldiers in hotspots

Ukraine - There's no knock on the door, just the tantalising smell of melted cheese, ham and tomato sauce reaching the noses of Ukrainian soldiers. The pizza delivery man has arrived.

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure

Shanghai - Sixty-five years after the Korean War's guns fell silent, Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua still shudders in the dark of night when a plane rumbles overhead, triggering traumatic memories of death-dealing US bombers.

Trump hints veterans affairs nominee could withdraw under pressure

Washington - Donald Trump opened the door Tuesday for his embattled nominee for veterans affairs to step aside, saying that while Ronny Jackson is "a wonderful man," the US president himself would not abide such congressional scrutiny.

Deported veterans protest in Mexico on US Veterans Day

Juarez - A group of Mexicans who served with the US military in Vietnam and Iraq only to be deported held a Veterans Day protest on Saturday in the border city Ciudad Juarez.

Op-Ed: San Diego Hepatitis A outbreak tied to homeless population

San Diego - Not only does San Diego, California have a homelessness problem, but the city now is battling a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 421 people and killed 16 between November 2016 and September this year. At least 279 people have been hospitalized.

Ranks of homeless veterans keep swelling in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Kendrick Bailey is standing outside the tent he has pitched on a filthy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles and points to the American flag he served proudly during the Vietnam War.

US military veterans in a new fight -- against deportation

Chicago - Miguel and Esperanza Perez stood outside Chicago's immigration courthouse, clutching an American flag folded into a triangle in a gesture of respect.

US military veterans in a new fight -- against deportation

Chicago - Miguel and Esperanza Perez stood outside Chicago's immigration courthouse, clutching an American flag folded into a triangle in a gesture of respect.

US military veterans in a new fight -- against deportation

Chicago - Miguel and Esperanza Perez stood outside Chicago's immigration courthouse, clutching an American flag folded into a triangle in a gesture of respect.

Amazon is going to train veterans for jobs in tech

As part of the Joining Forces initiative, Amazon will go through with its plans to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry.

Op-Ed: Sheriff blocks supplies and access to Standing Rock demonstrators

The Morton County Sheriff says they will block access and supplies to the Standing Rock encampment in N.D. The timing is perfect. Mainstream media has finally torn themselves away from the Trump Circus, realizing there is more going on in America.

Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans

Harare - The Zimbabwe government on Saturday denounced as "treasonous" a statement by war veterans berating President Robert Mugabe and his regime for brutal attacks on his opponents.

Zimbabwe's MDC opposition hails war veterans' Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition on Friday praised war veterans for "finally seeing the light" after the long-time allies of President Robert Mugabe denounced him as "dictatorial".

Zimbabwe war veterans denounce 'dictatorial' Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans, who have played a crucial and sometimes violent role supporting President Robert Mugabe, on Thursday denounced him as "dictatorial" in the latest sign of growing national instability.

Veterans' Agent Orange lawsuits refused — but their war continues

A contractor agency hired by the U.S. government to review thousands of veterans' refund claims for exposure to Agent Orange recently refused them. Whistleblower attorneys decided to appeal the denial, claiming that they defrauded the federal government.

Op-Ed: Travel & Food writer now novelist overwhelmed by Veterans of WWII Special

San Carlos - While food and travel blog writer turned-novelist Carole Bumpus is pleased that the companion cookbook "Recipes for Redemption" to her novel "A Cup of Redemption" has been well-received,

Jihadist veterans pose generational threat even if IS defeated: Experts

Paris - Even if the Islamic State group is one day defeated on its territory, the world could face an even greater threat from tens of thousands of battle-hardened jihadist veterans, experts have warned.

Op-Ed: Novel spurs author on an unexpected 'Liberation Tour' Special

Redwood City - When food and travel writer Carole Bumpus met a French woman to talk about recipes she did not anticipate that their meeting would take her upon an unexpected journey to the past — and subsequently open another door.

Obama calls on veterans to back Iran deal

Pittsburgh - US President Barack Obama told a gathering of military veterans Tuesday that hardheaded diplomacy with Iran could avoid the type of "unnecessary wars" for which they have paid the highest price.

U.S. Government fines BoA for its abuse of military families

Charlotte - The United States government has fined lending giant Bank of America $30 million for its abuses of military members and their families in violation of federal law.

Croatian veterans end church protest after PM agrees to talks

Zagreb - Scores of Croatian war veterans who had taken refuge in a Zagreb church left peacefully on Friday after the government agreed to hold talk with them about their benefits.Escorted by police, veterans from Croatia's 1990s independence war left St.

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.
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All summer long Macy s is showing its support for military service personnel through its  Got Your B...
All summer long Macy's is showing its support for military service personnel through its "Got Your Back" fund-raising campaign.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Former US Army Soldier JR Martinez who is now an actor was in attendance at the Got Your 6 press con...
Former US Army Soldier JR Martinez who is now an actor was in attendance at the Got Your 6 press conference in May of 2012. Along with many Hollywood celebrities, there were military personnel from all branches of the US Armed Forces.
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
My Mom is an Airman
My Mom is an Airman
To Lay Down One's Life for Others
WWII veterans Sefolosha and Chaba carrying wreaths at Atteridgeville at the Mendi Memorial
WWII veterans Sefolosha and Chaba carrying wreaths at Atteridgeville at the Mendi Memorial
Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
Crosses were symbolically planted by the veterans associations.
Crosses were symbolically planted by the veterans associations.
Janet Szabo
The Veterans Hospital in San Francisco serves hundreds of military veterans and has done so for deca...
The Veterans Hospital in San Francisco serves hundreds of military veterans and has done so for decades.
One boy USO
One boy USO
Shawn J. Gourley
Association  SANMVA  have certainly seen the wars. The gentleman in the front is in a wheelchair.
Association, SANMVA, have certainly seen the wars. The gentleman in the front is in a wheelchair.
WARRIORS: Cpl. Miguel Escobedo (left)  a Marines radio operator and member of the Familia Social Clu...
WARRIORS: Cpl. Miguel Escobedo (left), a Marines radio operator and member of the Familia Social Club, talks with fellow participants before taking off on the Battleship Benefit Ride for Fallen Soldiers sponsored by the Wounded Warriors Project in San Pedro, Calif., in 2012.
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I guess that me  my father  my husband  my brother  my sister s husband and my granddaughter s fathe...
I guess that me, my father, my husband, my brother, my sister's husband and my granddaughter's father are all losers, too, in Trump's eyes.
Karen Graham
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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What it s like at Standing Rock right now. MTV did a live podcast at the encampment on Friday.
What it's like at Standing Rock right now. MTV did a live podcast at the encampment on Friday.
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Images of the kids so far that have joined the group. The shape of  22  signifies the 22 Veterans th...
Images of the kids so far that have joined the group. The shape of "22" signifies the 22 Veterans that die each day from suicide.
Shawn J. Gourley
Teresa Edwards visits troops at Walter Reed National Hospital in support of NBA Cares Hoops for Troo...
Teresa Edwards visits troops at Walter Reed National Hospital in support of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops.
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"American Icons" and summer time is the theme as shoppers stroll through Macy's stores like the one at Union Square in downtown San Francisco. During the summer months, Macy's is raising funds for military veterans, through its "Got your back" initiative that was established in 2012.

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