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Obama: 'We will never forget' veterans
USA TODAY
Richard Overton survived Pearl Harbor, fought at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, has lived to be 107 years old — and earned a standing ovation led by the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. "This is the life of one American veteran — living proud and strong in the land he helped keep free," Obama said.
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After more than a decade, veterans find opportunities at home
The Huffington Post
After decades of often frustrating reliance on the massive Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are increasingly turning homeward. Innovative new programs are springing up at the community level to offer veterans a slew of resources — mental health, education and jobs. Many of these initiatives offer opportunities for what veterans say is the best post-combat therapy there is: plunging back into service work.
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Female combat veterans find relaxation, support on the links
NBC News
Judy Sallerson, whose Army unit was hit by a series of mortar attacks in Iraq, had been sent to Walter Reed Medical Center outside Washington, D.C., in 2010 where she recovered for two years. For nearly a year of that time, Sallerson didn't do much at all and stayed inside, she said.
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Connecticut program aims to help homeless veterans
The Associated Press via WABC-TV
Connecticut has seen a positive trend with their homeless veteran population, as it's been on the decline in recent years. But the state is looking to do more for those who have served their country, but now find themselves without a roof over their heads.
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Are women more prone to PTSD?
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Female veterans are already more likely than male veterans to be homeless, divorced or raising children as single parents. Female vets under 50 are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to kill themselves.

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Why no one 'won' the shutdown
ABC News
Just after midnight Oct. 17, President Barack Obama signed a bill to end the 16-day government shutdown and extended the debt limit just in time to avert a fiscal crisis.

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Oracle sees the value of vets
BlackFive
It is easy for corporations to donate money to wounded warrior programs or veterans groups and pat themselves on the back for being good people. And doing that is certainly a good thing. But vets don't really want a handout as much as a hand up and Oracle has done a great job with that.

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Fallen soldier comes home to Los Angeles on unforgettable flight
Los Angeles Times
About 45 minutes before landing, the captain announced there was a fallen solider on board. "The plane went quiet as he explained that there was a military escort present," a passenger said. "A few minutes after touchdown, we did indeed have a water canon salute, which I’d previously only experienced on happy occasions like inaugural flights. This time, the water glistening on the windowpanes looked like tears."
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40 percent of NYC veterans need food assistance
RT USA
Roughly 40 percent of New York City's military veterans are finding themselves facing hunger with few options for help, and the problem may be get worse in the future. According to Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, about 95,000 veterans need food aid such as those offered by soup kitchens and other hunger-relief organizations.
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The long decline of veterans in Congress
The Washington Post
The U.S. Senate lost its last World War II veteran earlier this year when Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away at the age of 89. Lautenberg's death came as the ranks of veterans in Congress continue their long and slow decline.
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New documentary offers hope for veterans with PTSD
KOMO-TV
Seattle viewers were some of the first in the nation to see a new report about veterans and the volunteers who help them in the fight against post-traumatic stress disorder. Director Ellen Goosenberg-Kent says the piece looks at the only national crisis call center for veterans, and tells a story by simply listening in to half of the confidential conversation.
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Medication can be the new demon for some veterans with PTSD
The Wall Street Journal
Desperation drove Timothy Fazio, a former Marine, to turn up around midnight at a veterans' hospital near Boston. Fazio's post-traumatic stress disorder was causing flashbacks and blackouts. He had leapt from a balcony.
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