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Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities

In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war.

The Full Suburban: Honoring the sacrifices made on D-Day and beyond

Logan and I, along with Logan’s brother and his wife, took the trip of a lifetime two years ago when we spent eight days in France and Italy. Of all the things I wanted to do on our trip, absolutely No. 1 on my list was to visit Normandy and the American Cemetery that overlooks Omaha Beach.

GOP Trump critic Rep. Adam Kinzinger won’t seek reelection

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a critic of Donald Trump's who is on the panel investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack by the former president's supporters, announced Friday that he will not seek reelection next year.

Report: Air Force women, minorities face harassment and bias

WASHINGTON – About a third of the female service members in the Air Force and Space Force say they’ve experienced sexual harassment and many can describe accounts of sexism and a stigma associated with pregnancy and maternity leave, a study released Thursday has found.

From battlefield to Tokyo: Combat vets vie at Paralympics

Twenty years after the attacks of Sept. 11, and just days after the Taliban took control of Kabul, a small group of American combat veterans competing in the Tokyo Paralympics -- a corps of elite athletes who have triumphed over catastrophic injuries they suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rescue groups: U.S. tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO – Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards.

California looking to pay drug addicts to stay sober

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober.

U.S. WWII veteran reunites with Italians he saved as children

For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944.