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VA Loan Closing Costs: An Added Benefit

Besides the advantage of requiring no down payment for qualified VA borrowers, there's also a distinct advantage for the borrower regarding closing costs. VA Loans are limited to the types of closing costs that may be paid, helping the veteran save money at the closing table. But if there are costs associated with a VA mortgage and the veteran i... more

Navy Leaders Defend Task Force Innovation

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Navy Vice Adm. Philip Collum said Wednesday the Navy is determined through Task Force Innovation to break a military culture where officials and managers often find it easier and safer to say no to an idea than take a risk and say yes. "A lot of times when these efforts come along, they are either … solely done at the uniform level or solely do... more

Graphic Briefing at UN on Suspected Syria Chlorine Attacks

Rubble covers a deserted street during a government-escorted visit to Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 9, 2015. AP photo

UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to give a graphic eyewitness account of dying children. A Syrian doctor who treated victims from a half-dozen attacks over the past month, Mohamed Tennari, w... more

Manning Reassures Twitter Followers About Account: 'It's Really Me'

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Chelsea Manning has posted a handwritten letter on her new Twitter feed explaining how her tweets are communicated from military prison in a move designed to quash a welter of internet conspiracy theories claiming the feed is a fraud. The U.S. soldier is serving 35 years in military prison for leaking state secrets to WikiLeaks. As the Guardian... more

More Purple Hearts, This Time for Little Rock Shooting Victims

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WASHINGTON -- Two soldiers shot outside an Army recruiting center in Little Rock, Ark., in 2009 will receive Purple Hearts, members of Congress said Thursday. Pvt. William Long was killed and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula was wounded when a man opposing the killing of Muslims by the U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan opened fire on the center. The d... more

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