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'Never too late to pay tribute': Arizona ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

Vietnam veterans were honored Tuesday - National Vietnam War Veterans Day - by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with a private wreath-laying ceremony.... Read more»

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The veterans will tell their stories—shaping the narrative of the forever wars

The veterans will tell their stories: the individual, poignant bits that help people to understand and to care. They already tell the tales, stories with beginnings, middles, and endings, stories that will need to be sorted into something we can bear, that will help us heal. Stories told to friends’ parents, and to their own. To lovers, bosses, and acquaintances.... Read more»

Analysis

4 reasons Americans are still seeing empty shelves and long waits

Shortages of virtually every type of product – from toilet paper and sneakers to pickup trucks and chicken – are still showing up across the country - and unfortunately for many, they won’t be resolved by the holidays. ... Read more»

Capitol Police prepare for return of Jan. 6 insurrectionists to Washington D.C.

The groups involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried a variety of political and ideological flags and signs, and as many of the same groups who participated are expected to return to the nation’s capital, scholars explain what those symbols mean.... Read more»

Az’s undocumented population declines 14% since 2009

Arizona's undocumented population has declined by 14% in the last decade, according to new data released by the Center for Migration Studies.... Read more»

A year after death, some efforts to honor McCain move forward but others stall

While former colleagues have added John McCain’s name to legislation and one Arizona district plans to name an elementary school for him, other tributes have stalled. Among those are a measure to name a human rights commission for the late senator.... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Left behind: Vietnam Wall collects almost 250,000 mementos to fallen

Visitors leave items at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial every day to honor a loved one whose name is etched here among the fallen from that war. And every day, the National Park Service picks up those mementos and ships them to a nondescript warehouse, where they will be cataloged and stored for historical purposes.... Read more»

‘Hard choices’ at VA could include cut to unemployability benefit

Faced with a “hard decision” on the budget, the Department of Veterans Affairs is again considering new limits on the Individual Unemployability benefit that currently helps more than 200,000 disabled veterans.... Read more»

As McCain begins treatment, fellow POW reminisces, expresses hope

When Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor recently to lecture his colleagues about governing, it reminded John Fer of similar conversations he’d had with McCain – in a North Vietnamese prison.... Read more»

McCain’s brain cancer renews attention to possible Agent Orange connection

For years, Vietnam vets and their widows have been pushing the VA to extend benefits to those exposed to the toxic herbicide and later stricken with glioblastoma. The VA has said no, but advocates hope the agency will now revisit the issue. ... Read more»

'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many

One of the biggest cheers President Trump received from supporters Friday was for his call to "buy American and hire American." In a moment rich in irony, many of those supporters were sporting Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s attack on McCain

Donald Trump distorts the facts in a recent op-ed in which he says Sen. John McCain has “abandoned our veterans” and “failed the state of Arizona and the country.” ... Read more»

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pacific trade deal has lots of protections for businesses — but not for workers

The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.... Read more»

McCain to discuss security, economic issues on Vietnam trip

U.S. Sen. John McCain will meet with officials in Vietnam to discuss "a range of vital security and economic issues" this week. McCain and three other senators will travel to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the U.S. and it former war foe mark the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations.... Read more»

U.S. Teacher of the Year got 'master class in culture' from refugees

Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher in Amarillo,Texas — which has seen an influx of refugees from countries like Myanmar in recent years. ... Read more»

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