Category Archives: News and Politics

VA Family Support Grants


Military.com | August 18, 2014 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants under VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk veterans … Continue reading

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Transition Field Guide for Vets


Military.com | August 18, 2014 The recently published “Transition Field Guide for Veterans: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship after Service,” is a resource that helps transitioning military members and veterans develop post-military career plans long before they separate from the service. … Continue reading

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Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of AMPA for VA Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses


LAMBDA Legal | August 19, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – Lambda Legal and Morrison and Foerster LLP have filed suit against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the American Military Partner Association (“AMPA”) arguing that the denial of benefits to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court puts same-sex marriage on hold in Virginia


Lawrence Hurley | Reuters | Raw Story | August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday prevented gay marriage in Virginia from going into effect by blocking an appeals court ruling that struck down the state’s ban. … Continue reading

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Ferguson cops aim guns at protesters and journalists


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Holocaust survivor on police militarization: “Like little boys playing with toys”


 

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Violent clashes Monday in Ferguson as National Guard deployed


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International observers descend on Ferguson


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Officer-involved shootings escape FBI scrutiny


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Peacekeepers or provocateurs? RT examines the National Guard


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