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Sanders Says He Would Be Prepared to Use Military Force

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, says international rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't use military force. He says the U.S. should have the strongest military in the world. Jim Mone/AP

WASHINGTON -- International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview that aired on Sunday. The Vermont senator who is the leading challenger to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United S... more

Quilts of Valor Exhibit Moving Museum Visitors to Tears

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A new exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is moving visitors to tears. The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1ErvlU1) "To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor" exhibits quilts made for veterans, and each one comes with a story. They include people who have lost loved ones to war and others who simply want to do something mea... more

Suicide at Florida VA Hospital Offers Window Into Older Veterans' Pain

Veteran contemplating behind window.

Ever since leaving the battlefields of Vietnam in 1968, Marine veteran Gerhard Reitmann struggled with the horrific memories of the things he did and saw. "It was a rough one," said his brother, Stephan Reitmann. "Emotionally, it did a number on his mind." Gerhard Reitmann had trouble holding a job. He often kept to himself and, until recently... more

Tomah VA Shutting Psych Unit, Offering Top Dollar for Psychiatrists

Tomah VA Medical Center

Citing staff shortages, the beleaguered Tomah VA Medical Center is closing its inpatient psychiatric unit, halting psychiatric admissions to a residential treatment center and permanently curtailing urgent care hours. The hospital stopped admitting new psych patients Wednesday and will temporarily close the 11-bed unit next week, the VA announc... more

GOP Candidate Ben Carson Suggests Doing Away With the VA

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is interviewed in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Danny Johnston/AP

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson suggested eliminating the Department of Veterans Affairs in a talk radio interview Wednesday, leading to swift condemnation from one veterans group. The former Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon said problems with the Veterans Affairs health system are discouraging people from joining the military in... more

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