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Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

| The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.

Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video


Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury for criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars


After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: two sisters behind the counter.

Nebraska Prepares To Carry Out First Execution Using Fentanyl


A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution set for Tuesday morning over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.

Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Man


The Baltimore Police Department said it suspended the unnamed officer within hours of Saturday's incident, and that late Sunday the police commissioner accepted had accepted the officer's resignation.

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military


Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.

After Charlottesville, Alt-Right Groups Splinter, Distance From White Supremacy


One year after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., experts who monitor domestic extremism in the United States are taking stock of where the far-right movement stands.

Judge Pleased With Government Effort But Hundreds Of Children Still In Custody


About 550 immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 are still separated from their families. The government has presented a framework that outlines steps to reunite them.

Census Citizenship Question Lawsuits In California Likely To Proceed, Judge Says


Dozens of states, cities and other groups are trying to get a question about U.S. citizenship status removed from the 2020 census. Two cases in New York are already heading toward a potential trial.