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Scores of recent Texas war veterans have died of overdoses, suicide and vehicle crashes, investigation finds

By American-Statesman Investigative Team They survived the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. But they did not survive the homecoming. A six-month American-Statesman investigation, which paints the most complete picture yet of what happened to Texas’ Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who … Continue reading

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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Slain Marine commander’s actions called heroic

Story of great American Heroes From The Washington Post  By Ernesto Londono Published: September 23, 2012 U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Chris K. Raible, Commanding Officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Ariz., was killed in … Continue reading

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Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson   The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman … Continue reading

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GOP Cut Veterans Job Bill: How Vets Became the Latest Casualty in the War Against Obama

From Policy Mic by Jeff Danovich   Dear Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and the 45 other United States Senators who thought it was more important to score political points than to do the right thing, On behalf of veterans throughout … Continue reading

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VA and DoD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study

 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD) are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  “At VA, ensuring that … Continue reading

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Vets jobs bill mired in Hill squabble

 From the Washington Post  By Steve Vogel, Published: September 18 A bill to put veterans to work preserving and restoring national parks and other federal, state and local lands has become mired in a political fight, facing a procedural vote Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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GOP Block Veterans Jobs Bill

From Businessweek By Jim Freking WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments. … Continue reading

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Republicans vs. Veterans’ Jobs

From the NYT.com Published: September 16, 201 If you made a list of things lawmakers of both parties profess to value at all times — like “jobs,” “opportunity,” “veterans,” “law enforcement,” “firefighters,” “safe streets,” “small business” — and plugged them … Continue reading

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Senate panel approves burn pit registry

From Navytimes.com By Patricia Kime – Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 11:27:38 EDT An effort to create a registry of service members and veterans who may have been exposed to airborne toxins while serving near open-air burn pits in … Continue reading

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