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Lawmakers reach deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on legislation to boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The agreement paves the way for passage of a bill that...

US panel to focus on Native American missing, slain cases

May. 05, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 40 law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, social workers and survivors of violence have been named to a federal commission tasked with helping improve how the government addresses a decades-long crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 04, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 1, 2022. Editorial: March tornadoes raise questions about building standards Central Texans received another cruel reminder of the devastating power of tornadoes this week with news that last month’s twister in Round Rock caused $32...

California reps ask US for new water study at former base

Feb. 25, 2022 21:27 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Two California congressmembers are asking the federal government to study whether there’s evidence that potential toxic and contaminated drinking water at Fort Ord can be tied to specific cancers and other diseases. “Our nation owes a debt of gratitude...