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The 2 million-member American Legion has launched a campaign to reduce marijuana restrictions, which it says hurt veterans and may aggravate a suicide epidemic. TRANDALL BENTON/SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS

As administration wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

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July 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) -- The Trump administration's attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increasingly...
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks in Mexico City on February 23, 2017. Kelly told a group of Latin American leaders on Friday, May 5, 2017. CARLOS TISCHLER/NURPHOTO/SIPA USA/TNS

Trump's immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

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July 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) -- President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants is having the dangerous, unanticipated effect of putting additional stress on U.S.
The Navy Special Warfare Command insignia. U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Member of elite Navy unit has come out as transgender

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July 24, 2017
NORFOLK, Va. — A member of an elite special warfare unit in the Navy has come out as transgender.
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Laughing teens had no duty to rescue drowning man, experts say

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July 22, 2017
MIAMI — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead mocked...

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

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July 24, 2017
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump in Romania.
Deported veterans hold a U.S. flag in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 3, 2017 as seven members of Congress visited the Deported Veterans Support House. (ALEJANDRO TAMAYO/SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TNS)
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Congressman wants ‘second chance’ for veterans facing deportation

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July 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – One Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a second chance for veterans who were convicted of crimes and face the possibility of deportation.