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A vet's discharge papers can be the difference between hope and homelessness

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| Over a half-million veterans have received less-than-honorable discharges in the past 25 years. Activists call those kinds of discharges a path to homelessness.

Near Ft. Bragg, Trump defends position on torture

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Donald Trump held a boisterous rally just outside Fort Bragg, North Carolina this week. The event underscored a sharp divide in how service members and veterans view the Republican presidential front-runner.

New opera 'Fallujah' tells story of war from Iraqi, American eyes

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Marine Sgt. Christian Ellis came home from the bloody Battle of Fallujah, and his story inspired the opera 'Fallujah,' which premieres in Long Beach.

Eating disorders in military occur with 'surprising frequency'

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Military doctors have become more aware of eating disorders among service members. The highest risk group: young, female and under combat stress.

Senator says women should have to register for the draft now

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says now that females will be allowed in all military combat jobs, young women should have to register for the draft too.

UCLA stadium will stay on revamped West LA veterans campus

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Details of the final Master Plan for the V.A.'s overhaul of its Westwood campus emerged Thursday--including the fact that some commercial tenants will likely be allowed to stay.

VA chief pleads with LA landlords to rent to homeless vets

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V.A. Secretary Bob McDonald is in Los Angeles, asking area landlords to rent apartment units to homeless veterans. Some landlords may be getting on board.

After 14 months, VA names new head for LA healthcare system

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After four interim directors over 14 months, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System will finally have a permanent director.