Veterans

Vets Groups Rally Behind Bill to Let VA Provide In Vitro Fertilization

Mother holds baby born prematurely.

A dozen veterans groups and support organizations are rallying behind legislation that would enable the Veterans Affairs Department to offer in vitro fertilization services to veterans with wounds and injuries prevent them from fathering children. The measure, which has been championed for years by Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington,... more

Bill Would End Tax Penalty on Vets with Forgiven Student Loans

Marine walking with college books.

Permanently disabled veterans or survivors of veterans who have their student debt forgiven would avoid taxes on the "income" under legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate. By law, forgiven student debt is counted as income by the Internal Revenue Service, resulting in veterans or their survivors and others being hit with a tax bill ... more

Where Are the Veterans in Office? Path from Combat to Congress Fading

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is one of a shrinking number of veterans serving in Congress. (DoD photo)

Decades ago, serving in political office was a natural next step for those who served in the military. Today, the veteran-turned-politician is a far rarer breed, at least at the national level. Stats show a steady decline in the number of veterans elected to Congress, raising concerns an important perspective increasingly is missing from the ha... more

Marine, Girlfriend Get Life in Prison for Killing Man's Wife

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Marine Corps veteran and his girlfriend have both been sentenced to life in prison for killing the veteran's wife three years ago. News outlets report that 26-year-old Marquis Cheatham and 24-year-old Dominique Atkinson were sentenced Thursday after having pleaded guilty last month to the April 2013 slaying of Cheatham's 20... more

Vets Hit VA with Federal Lawsuit over Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning

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The quest for answers for thousands of veterans sickened -- in some cases terminally -- by contaminated water at Camp Lejuene has been stymied by a federal agency that refuses to hand over key documents, attorneys from Yale Law School charged Wednesday. The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a Freedom of Information Act (FO... more

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