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Lawyer: No Proof That Slain Sniper Defamed Ventura

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, left, talks to the media in Minneapolis in this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo. (Genevieve Ross / AP)

Associated Press | Jul 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- An attorney for former Gov. Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award him millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a slain military sniper's memoir. But an attorney for the estate of the late author said Ventura has failed to prove he was defamed in the book "American Sniper." Chirs Kyle, who had been... more

VA Nominee Pledges to Root Out Corruption

Robert McDonald | Jul 23, 2014

President Obama's nominee to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs said he will work to establish integrity at an agency where investigations have found that directors manipulated the health care system, leading to veterans' suffering and, in some cases, death. Members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee lined up Tuesday to a... more

Advocates Slam New Tricare for Kids Report

Pediatrician | Jul 23, 2014

Investigators wrote that the program lacked a proper definition for a "child with special needs." The report also states the need to modify conflicting definitions of "medical necessity" between the military and community-based care. The report questions whether to extend Tricare's "well child" benefits past age six to come into complian... more

'Generation Kill' NCO Charged in Minor's Sex Abuse

John Joseph Sixta

Stars and Stripes | Jul 23, 2014

The man who served as sergeant major of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, at the beginning of the war in Iraq, has been charged with sexual abuse, molestation of a child and sexual conduct with a minor in Yuma, Ariz. John Joseph Sixta, 54, was arrested July 1 and remains in custody in Yuma, officials said. Sixta is facing simil... more

Captains Deployed to Afghanistan Get ‘Pink Slip'

afghan rifle fires 600x400 | Jul 23, 2014

At least 48 Army captains serving in Afghanistan are among nearly 1,200 captains who have essentially been given pink slips forcing them to leave the military as part of the Army's drawdown, service officials said Wednesday. In addition to the 48 in Afghanistan, another 39 captains deployed overseas were also on the so-called captains' "hit ... more

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