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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.

Yoga for army vets could help with PTSD

The Veterans Health Administration has launched four pilot programs that offer veterans yoga, acupuncture, Qigong, guided imagery and equine therapies, as an alternative to medication, to help with PTSD.

How whistleblowers exposed critical lapses at VA Department

The Veterans Administration failed far too many soldiers and former soldiers, and it was whistleblowers at many locations that brought these gaffes to light.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.

Alabama gun repairman's anti-Veterans Day message sparks outrage

Anniston - An Alabama gun repairman has raised eyebrows and ire across America after posting a controversial Facebook message in which he opined that veterans are "not heroes."

Veterans are asked to be wary of pension investment schemes Special

Sacramento - As U.S. Veterans gather tomorrow and as families and loved ones honor those who have served, the California Dept. of Business Oversight wanted to urge veterans to be wary of investment schemes being offered to them that can place their finances at risk.

Yoga could help veterans with PTSD

New research from the University of W-Madison has looked at how yoga can help war veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Jokes and nightmares: British veterans return to Normandy

Lisieux - "Here we are at the start of a new Normandy invasion!" Don Sheppard announced over the loudspeaker as the coach carrying British D-Day veterans pulled out of the rain-soaked car park.

Wounded U.S. vets return to Afghanistan to confront demons

Seven years ago, Jose Navarro's platoon was ambushed and nearly overrun by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The troops found themselves pinned down, desperately calling for air strikes.

Op-Ed: Sonoma gathers for 56th annual Memorial Day ceremony for Veterans Special

Sonoma - Hundreds showed up on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park to honor all those who have served the nation in military service. This past Monday was the 56th annual Memorial Day Observance for Sonoma Valley.

US Veterans Affairs secretary resigns amid scandal

Washington - President Barack Obama's under-fire Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday, paying the price for an expanding scandal over failures in health care for America's retired warriors."Secretary Shinseki offered his resignation.

Harleys blessed ahead of US motorbike rally for POWs

Washington - Holy water fell on Harleys when the Washington National Cathedral for the first time blessed motorcycles converging on the US capital for the 27th annual Rolling Thunder run.

Op-Ed: Congress is failing vets on benefits

Veterans are again up in arms after a bill designed to expand educational programs and health care for veterans failed to pass through the Senate.

Op-Ed: Hey Cheney, military families rely upon food stamps to survive

San Francisco - In the wake of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed "defense" cuts, former Vice President Dick Cheney lambasted the Obama administration for choosing programs of social uplift over militarism, even though the president has done no such thing.

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.

Op-Ed: Cut the military, but don't screw the troops

Washington - On Monday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for shrinking the American military to its smallest size since before World War II.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on ending chronic veteran homelessess Special

Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona, America's sixth-largest city, recently announced it had become the first in the nation to effectively end chronic veteran homelessness.

How Phoenix ended chronic veteran homelessness Special

Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona recently announced it had become the first US city to successfully end chronic veteran homelessness. Two years ago, there were 222 chronically homeless vets on the city's streets. Today, there are practically none.

Experience overrated, according to Seattle coach Carroll

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the build-up to Sunday's Super Bowl really kicked into motion on Wednesday with his players stepping up their preparation for the title clash against the Denver Br
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Hundreds gathered on May 26 for the 56th Annual Sonoma Valley Memorial Day Observance at Sonoma Vete...
Hundreds gathered on May 26 for the 56th Annual Sonoma Valley Memorial Day Observance at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park, California.
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National Cemetery, Verdun, France.
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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.
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Scott Olsen at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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Civil War Veterans on film, from the documentary ECHOES OF THE BLUE & GRAY. This screen shot is from a reunion held at Gettysburg in 1989.
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Soldiers at Camp Adder practice yoga.
Soldiers at Camp Adder practice yoga.
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The flags of the veterans organisation are termed "banners" and flown below the national flag.
This sign is at the entrance of the Veterans Memorial Park in Yuma  Arizona.
This sign is at the entrance of the Veterans Memorial Park in Yuma, Arizona.
The Veterans Run for the Wall stopped in Hurricane West Virginia.
The Veterans Run for the Wall stopped in Hurricane West Virginia.
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Guest of Honor and key note speaker for the program that Monday May 26 was General Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (Ret.). He noted that "War is not an easy business."
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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What PTSD TKO means
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Veterans protest at Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland, Ca.
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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

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