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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

Two groups bound by a history of violence and trauma — on distant battlefields, nearby street corners or both.

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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Fernando, 14, poses for a photo behind a painting he made to honor a dead friend Johnny in Chicago. When he was just 12, he witnessed a drive-shooting where one friend survived a bullet to the head and another died on Fernando's couch, awaiting an ambulance. Fer…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meeting…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo, Anderson Chaves poses for a portrait near his boyhood neighborhood in Cicero, Ill. Anderson, 17, saw his first dead body, a gang shooting victim, when he was just six. "I always felt like deep inside there was something better out there for me, but I felt like i…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meet…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, Angel Herrera poses for portrait on a Chicago Transit Authority train station near his boyhood home in Chicago. Herrera, who served in Iraq, said he was forced to confront the wrong-headed decisions he’d made as a teen where he used drugs, hung out with and adm…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meet…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 6, 2014, photo, Jorge Maya poses for a portrait with a hand print tattoo of one of his two daughters on his forearm in Chicago. As a soldier, Maya fought the enemy from the hills of Kunduz Province of Afganistan. As a teen, he waged a different kind of battle in his neighborhoo…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait under a painting on the side of a building across the street from his office in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meeting when …

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, Angel Herrera poses for portrait on a Chicago Transit Authority train platform near his boyhood home in Chicago. Herrera, who served in Iraq, said he was forced to confront the wrong-headed decisions he’d made as a teen where he used drugs, hung out with and ad…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo, Anderson Chaves poses for a portrait near his boyhood neighborhood in Cicero, Ill. Anderson, 17, saw his first dead body, a gang shooting victim, when he was just six. "I always felt like deep inside there was something better out there for me, but I felt like i…

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White House fence jumper shows we’ve failed veterans

White House fence jumper shows we’ve failed veterans

Over 650,000 veterans on disability with PTSD are casualties of dangerous epidemic.

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Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

At least one study shows the drug can be helpful, state decides.

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SaddleBrooke group selflessly supports troops, vets

SaddleBrooke group selflessly supports troops, vets

SaddleBrooke organization goes beyond the call of duty to help service members.

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Iraq veterans disheartened by insurgency's gains

Iraq veterans disheartened by insurgency's gains

As the US considers new military action in Iraq to combat growing insurgency in the region, veterans from the war in Iraq express concern that their work in the country was for nothing.

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Melissa Vito: After vets have served, UA reaches out to serve them

Melissa Vito: After vets have served, UA reaches out to serve them

A powerful tribute to the fallen soldiers we remember this Memorial Day is how we support those who made it back.

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Veterans who want to start small businesses have ‘wingmen’

“We’ll be their wingman … offering free counseling, contracting opportunities and access to capital,” said the new administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, after visiting a “Boots to Business: From Service to Start-Up” class recently.

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Tucson raising money to get Fisher House for veterans

Tucson raising money to get Fisher House for veterans

When she was told her youngest daughter had been shot in Iraq, Maria Herrera dropped everything and went home to wait by the phone for more news.

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