Veterans

Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, center, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, to appear before a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform joint interview with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 29, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Soviet-era immigrant who became a decorated soldier and later a White House aide is in the red-hot center of the House impeachment inquiry. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is a National Security Council adviser in the Trump White House. He testified Tuesday about his concerns that...
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In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019, US Ambassador in Ukraine William Taylor speaks during a briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine. William Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, is set to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in U.S. Congress, joining a parade of current and former diplomats testifying about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.(AP Photo/Inna Sokolovska)
October 21, 2019 - 3:20 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely hero in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The former Army officer and retired career civil servant holds a position many Americans can't even pronounce as charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. But he was...
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In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019, US Ambassador in Ukraine William Taylor speaks during a briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine. William Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, is set to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in U.S. Congress, joining a parade of current and former diplomats testifying about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.(AP Photo/Inna Sokolovska)
October 21, 2019 - 2:58 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, is scheduled to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in Congress. Taylor, a former Army officer and retired career civil servant, has emerged as an unlikely hero in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump...
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In this Oct. 15, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. As Buttigieg attempts to climb into the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates, voters will be taking a measure of him in all ways, including whether he can make the kind of personal connection they have come to expect (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 18, 2019 - 9:34 am
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Veterans Administration. The Democratic presidential hopeful offered a respectful, if...
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In this Oct. 15, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. As Buttigieg attempts to climb into the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates, voters will be taking a measure of him in all ways, including whether he can make the kind of personal connection they have come to expect (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 18, 2019 - 7:17 am
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Veterans Administration. The Democratic presidential hopeful offered a respectful, if...
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FILE - In tjhis Aug. 2017 file photo then Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J. The book by former VA Secretary David Shulkin, obtained by The Associated Press, describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where the president explored ways in which the administration could act quickly in shuttering the government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 16, 2019 - 10:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...
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FILE - In tjhis Aug. 2017 file photo then Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J. The book by former VA Secretary David Shulkin, obtained by The Associated Press, describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where the president explored ways in which the administration could act quickly in shuttering the government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 16, 2019 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2016 file photo, former DeKalb Police Officer Robert Olsen stands during his arraignment in Decatur, Ga. Jurors have found the former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder. Jurors on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, found Olsen guilty of the other three crimes. A judge freed Olsen on bond until sentencing on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 14, 2019 - 1:28 pm
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder on Monday. Jurors did convict Robert "Chip" Olsen of aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement. His wife began sobbing when she heard the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens to a question during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H. While Gabbard is campaigning for her party's presidential nomination, she faces a strong primary challenge back home for her congressional seat from Democratic state Sen. Kai Kahele. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 12, 2019 - 1:29 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — In recent days, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has talked to voters over chili and pumpkin bars at a house party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She sat down with students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She packs her schedule with gatherings in both states as she tries to...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on his future budget request, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A business executive Perry recommended as an adviser to Ukraine’s government exaggerated his military credentials, according to veterans who examined his record. Robert Joseph Bensh claimed to have been a member of the U.S. military’s most elite units: Army Rangers, Special Forces and Delta Force. But a summary of his military career shows he spent less than five years in uniform, almost all of it with the Army National Guard. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File )
October 11, 2019 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were...
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