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Veterans Still Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times. 

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Audio Essay: Remembering Those Who Serve

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, The Takeaway offers our thanks and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served our country, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in wars past.

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Remembering the Vietnam War's 'Lost 74'

Monday, August 04, 2014

In June 1969 during the Vietnam War, an Australian aircraft carrier collided with an American ship in the South China Sea. There were 200 lost that day, including 74 U.S. sailors. But these 74 names have not been included on the Vietnam Memorial.

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Powerful Politician Kills Bill to Protect Vets

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Judging from recent machinations in Congress, it's easier to protect for-profit colleges who are generous with their campaign donations than it is to protect this nation's veterans from being preyed upon by schools anxious to get their hands on G.I. Bill education benefits.

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Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans

Monday, June 30, 2014

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

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Sgt. Bergdahl: America's War-Weary Lightning Rod

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has demonstrated that many lawmakers in Washington, and perhaps others, are quick to judge whether or not the POW deserved to be freed. Vanessa Gezari, a journalist who has reported from Afghanistan on and off since 2002, weighs in.

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Veterans Face Hurdles Returning to Workforce

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The military ads we see on television often claim that enlisted men and women have the opportunity to gain valuable job skills while serving our country. Whether the dream is to be an engineer or a journalist, the promise is that the military can help that dream to come true. But are these promises real? And what do real veterans face when trying to find work?

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At Least Someone is Getting Free Health Care in this City

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fee spay/neuter clinics for the city's stray cats
Every New Yorker has seen them slinking through a fence into a construction site or dashing down an alley. Feral cats. There are tens of thousands of them living on the streets of the city, the offspring of lost or abandoned ...