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Federal Judge Orders VA To Obey Supreme Court On Same-Sex Benefits

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The Department of Veterans Affairs can no longer rely on its unique reading of federal law to refuse to provide full benefits to a California veteran in a same-sex marriage, a federal judge declared in a ruling filed late Thursday.

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New Director Of Veteran Affairs Named

Posted: 08/30/2013 - A former U.S. Marine Lieutenant who twice ran as a Republican for Congress will serve as the new Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs.

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UNITED NATIONS ENVOY: Chemical "Substance" Used In Syria

Posted: 08/28/2013 - The U.N.'s special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says evidence sugggests that some kind of chemical "substance" was used in an attack that killed hundreds of people, but said any military strike on Syria must have U.N. Security Council approval.

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Marines Return From Spain

Updated: 08/28/2013 - Nearly 150 New River Marines are making their way home Wednesday and Thursday after a five-month deployment.

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Fla. Imam Gets 25 Years Prison For Taliban Support

Posted: 08/24/2013 - An elderly Muslim cleric was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison following his convictions on terrorism support charges for sending tens of thousands of dollars overseas to finance the Pakistani Taliban, which has launched numerous violent attacks against both Pakistan's government and U.S. targets.

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Flap Continues Over Camp Lejeune Health Assessment

Posted: 08/16/2013 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base.

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Other Crises Overshadow Growing Violence In Iraq

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Officials and experts say the White House's attention is focused elsewhere - even as more than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the deadliest month since 2008.

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NC Marine Raiders Holding Annual Reunion

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The Marine Raider Association is scheduled to hold its annual reunion this week and is slated to visit with members of the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune.

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Pentagon Extending Benefits For Same-Sex Spouses

Updated: 08/14/2013 - Same-sex spouses of military members will be eligible for the same health care, housing and other benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex spouses starting Sept. 3, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

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Another Nuclear Stumble By Air Force Raises Doubts

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Another embarrassing stumble by the U.S. nuclear missile force, this time a safety and security inspection failure, is raising questions about the Air Force's management of arguably the military's most sensitive mission.

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