Military affairs

August 06, 2017 - 9:01 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia university's law school is creating a legal clinic focused on military veterans. Officials at the University of Georgia School of Law say the clinic is funded by a donation from alumnus James Butler. According to a school statement, Butler wanted to honor his father,...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. Months after...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. Months after...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the veterans hospital in the nation's capital has been fired after audits found mismanagement at the facility. The Department of Veterans Affairs says in a statement that Brian Hawkins "failed to provide effective leadership." Hawkins was removed from his...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., holds his first news conference since the Republican health care bill collapsed last week due to opposition within the GOP ranks, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, on Capitol Hill Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 02, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of this year, the hyper-partisan Senate has been working at a glacial pace. Now, with vacation beckoning, the Senate is trying another, faster gear. It's not exactly warp speed, but in rapid succession this week the chamber has confirmed a new FBI director, sent President...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a pair of bills taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans' disability...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a pair of bills taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs It has cleared a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis. Lawmakers have also adopted new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a pair of bills Tuesday taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans'...
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August 01, 2017 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a looming budget crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill was approved by unanimous vote Tuesday. It provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice program, which allows...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017 file photo, former Army medic James McCloughan is interviewed in South Haven, Mich. McCloughan, from Michigan, who risked his life nine times to rescue comrades in Vietnam is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 31, 2017 - 3:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present America's highest military honor to James McCloughan on Monday at a White...
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