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After military service, these veterans face deportation

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| Some 11,000 non-citizens serve in the U.S. military. But if they commit crimes after discharge, these veterans can be deported.

Why so many more homeless vets in LA?

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A sharp rise in the number of homeless vets in L.A. County prompts advocates to question whether the crisis' root causes are being adequately confronted.

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For Hemet High ROTC cadets, Memorial Day hits close to home

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The Inland Empire city of 83,000 has lost five former students to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than any other high school in Southern California.

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Bills would help student veterans hit by ITT Tech closure

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The measures would restore federal education money veterans had spent at the school. One bill would also restore lost housing allowances.

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Serving their country, struggling to feed their families

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Thousands of military households rely on government food aid, but the Pentagon doesn't track exactly how many service members have trouble feeding their families.

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California bill aims to improve mental health care at VA facilities

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The measure aims to improve services for vets with "significant" mental or behavioral issues, after a report found a lack of resources at VA facilities.

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Comedy improv class helps veterans deal with civilian life

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Second City, known for producing top talent like Tina Fey, opens its doors to military veterans for a special class to build skills to deal with daily life.

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VA Secretary McDonald: I'd 'undoubtedly' stay if Trump asked

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The president-elect has yet to choose the next head of the VA. Many veterans groups have pushed to keep McDonald in place. The Secretary himself spoke to Take Two.

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