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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Possible gunman reported at Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills

    Los Angeles police have cordoned off an area around the Veterans Affairs North Hills Clinic following a report of a man with a gun, officials said. Someone called police about 8:42 a.m., saying they may have seen a man with a gun, authorities said....
  • VA clinic in North Hills evacuated; police search for gunman

    VA clinic in North Hills evacuated; police search for gunman
    Police have evacuated a Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills after someone reported seeing a man with a gun, police said. The sighting was reported at 8:42 a.m., police said. No one else has seen a reported gunman and a search of the hospital has...
  • Man in custody following report of gunman at North Hills VA clinic

    Man in custody following report of gunman at North Hills VA clinic
    One person was in custody Tuesday in connection with a report of a gunman at a Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills, L.A. police said. LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihahn said it was not clear if the person in custody was the same individual that a...
  • Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons

    Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons
    Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide. "Three out of 20 is...
  • Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans

    Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans
    Within the stone walls of the Maryland Correctional Institution, Kent Brewer braced for the end he knew was coming. The inmate began to sneak pieces of sausage out of the cafeteria for his roommate, speaking to him in sentimental tones and succumbing to...
  • On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans

    On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans
    Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth. While some stage parades, hot-dog-eating contests or community barbecues, Burbank's tradition has been centered at the Starlight Bowl, where the country's...
  • VA opens first legal-aid clinic for homeless veterans

    VA opens first legal-aid clinic for homeless veterans
    Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service. Then he met Rochelle Richardson. Richardson, an attorney who works...
  • Filner won't receive award from women's veterans group after all

    SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military. But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's...
  • L.A.'s Shakespeare Center sets stage for military veterans' success

    L.A.'s Shakespeare Center sets stage for military veterans' success
    Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning. Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
  • Beyond 'Thank you for your service'

    Beyond 'Thank you for your service'
    "Thank you for your service" is, today, an oft-repeated mantra, uttered after encountering a member of the nation's armed forces or — if recognized — a veteran of past and present wars. And rightly so. Typically, a highlight of the 2013 All-...
  • Sixty years of Korean armistice: One war, two histories, no peace

    Sixty years of Korean armistice: One war, two histories, no peace
    On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade. In South Korea, Armistice Day...