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SEAL who killed bin Laden reportedly jobless, disabled

The Navy SEAL who says he put three bullets in the head of Usama bin Laden is out of work, separated from his wife and believes he's been abandoned by his government, according to a new report. The hero frogman is bitter as he waits for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an exclusive story for Esquire by the Center for Investigative Reporting. After quitting just three years short of retirement, he has no health care or pension, he said.


VA study finds more veterans committing suicide

Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to two-year study by a VA researcher.


Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000-plus veterans

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job....


Obama demands quick action to raise debt limit

President Barack Obama demanded Monday that Congress raise the federal debt limit quickly, warning that "Social Security benefits and veterans' checks will be delayed if they don't," and cautioning Republicans not to insist on concessions in exchange.


Train Collides With Veterans Parade in Texas, at Least Two Dead

At least two people were killed on Thursday when a train crashed into a veterans parade float in West Texas, according to an organizer of the event.


Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness


Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015....


President Obama, Mitt Romney court veterans in Virginia

Mitt Romney was in Virginia on Thursday to do what he has been trying to do a lot lately: reach voters in places where he had hoped to be faring better by now. On this day, his targets were military veterans and active-duty service members, a once-reliably Republican group that recent polls show to be closely split between the two candidates.


Republican convention is in full-throated roar

With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out Wednesday to connect with critical voting groups - veterans, Hispanics and women - while gleefully mocking the man he is out to defeat in November.


Obama seeks the military vote

President Obama's campaign is saluting his VFW speech today with a video promoting his policies toward veterans. The three-minute video emphasizes the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, and testimonies from military members who back Obama. "Since day one, President Obama has made it a priority to keep the sacred trust we hold with those who wear the uniform of the United States and their families," says the campaign. handed over in settlement over alleged deception

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a website,, from a marketing company accused of deceiving veterans by steering them to for-profit colleges while it masqueraded as an unbiased source of information.


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