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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Hassan calling for VA to help veterans' mental health

Sep. 04, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has helped lead a bipartisan group of senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the impact of U.S. troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan on veterans' mental health. A letter signed by...

Nepalese Gurkhas end hunger strike over UK military pensions

Aug. 19, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 13-day hunger strike by former Nepalese Gurkha soldiers came to an end Thursday after the British government agreed to enter talks with the Nepalese Embassy over equal pensions for veterans. The agreement came a day after one of the veterans, 60-year-old...

State's top court: Detroiters can vote on city constitution

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for a vote next week on major changes to Detroit's constitution that critics claim could ruin the city's delicate finances. The state Supreme Court, in a 4-3 order, said the ballot question isn't doomed...

Bill proposes LGBTQ veterans advisory committee at VA

Jul. 29, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire has introduced a bill to establish an LGBTQ Veterans Advisory Committee at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “LGBTQ+ veterans, whether they served during the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ era, in the...