Filipino WWII soldiers sue VA in federal court, demanding same veteran benefits as Americans

Filipino WWII veterans sue feds over benefits

Ecuador in state of seige after soldiers rescue president; Correa calls revolt coup attempt

Ecuador calm after revolt; Correa alleges coup

Ecuador in state of seige after soldiers rescue president; UNASUR and US support Correa

Ecuador in state of seige, region supports Correa

Ecuadorean soldiers rescue president after firefight with rebel cops at hospital

Ecuadorean troops rescue leader from rebel police

Ecuadorean soldiers rescue president after firefight with rebel cops outside hospital

Ecuador troops rescue president from rebel cops

Senate confirms Gen. James Amos as Marine Corps commandant

Senate confirms Marine chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Gen. James Amos as the next head of the Marine Corps, with Lt. Gen. Joseph Dunford as his deputy.

Congress backs bill to let parents of fallen soldiers be buried next to their children

Mass. mom wins fight for burial near son

WASHINGTON — A Massachusetts mother who lost her only son in Iraq has won her nearly two-year fight for the right of parents like herself to be buried alongside their children in national veterans cemeteries.

Defense secretary says he’s sees a time when women will serve in special ops units

Gates: Day will come when women join special ops

Detailing his dad’s problems with VA, Albuquerque man chokes up while questioning Obama

Albuquerque man chokes up asking Obama about VA

AP-GfK Poll: Both parties disliked, Democrats struggle to overcome election enthusiasm gap

AP-GfK Poll: GOP more fired up as elections near

Federal judge in Washington state orders lesbian flight nurse reinstated to Air Force

Judge orders lesbian reinstated to Air Force

Feds: Court should not issue ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction, leave issue to Congress

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction now up to judge

NASCAR drivers Busch, Newman, Kenseth, others spend time with troops at Walter Reed hospital

NASCAR drivers visit Walter Reed hospital

WASHINGTON — NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth all have their moments of angst and frustration over the course of a racing season.

Feds object to injunction on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ being considered by federal judge

Feds object to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction

Bill to require more disclosure in political ads again blocked by Senate Republicans

Senate GOP again blocks campaign finance bill

VA defends decision to extend disability benefits to Vietnam vets who get heart disease

VA defends Agent Orange, heart disease links

Protesters pushing for AIDS funding, overturn of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ heckle Obama in NY

Obama heckled on AIDS, gay rights at fundraiser

Obama, Dems push issues, intensify efforts to get core backers fired up for elections

Dems’ plea to core voters: We need you fired up

Republicans block defense bill, ending Democrats’ push to legalize immigrant youth

DREAM Act dies with rejection of defense bill

Trial concludes in case of Wash. lesbian seeking Air Force reinstatement; judge to rule Friday

Judge to rule Friday on Witt’s return to Air Force

Obama honors Pennsylvania airman killed in Laos in 1968 with nation’s highest military honor

Obama awards posthumous Medal of Honor to PA man

Obama awards top military honor to airman killed on secret Laos mission 4 decades ago

Years later, bravery on a Laos mountain is honored

AP Interview: GOP Senate candidate Kirk talks up honesty, takes cautious line on most issues

AP Interview: Kirk touts honesty, stays cautious

Senate Republicans block bill that would have allowed gays to serve openly in military

Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban

A Senate bill to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in military appears headed for defeat

Senate repeal of ban on gays in military falters

Obama’s choice to head Marine Corps declares he against repealing ban on gays serving openly

Man chosen to lead Marines against lifting gay ban

Military’s gay ban pushed to forefront of election debate, moves to Senate

Military gay ban becomes election-year hot button

Lady Gaga visits Maine to pressure Sens. Collins, Snowe to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Lady Gaga fights ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in Maine

Lesbian suing for reinstatement to Air Force takes witness stand at federal trial in Wash.

Lesbian seeking return to Air Force testifies

Lady Gaga to visit Maine to lobby Collins, Snowe to support repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Lady Gaga to rally in Maine against ‘don’t ask’

Republicans propose to make it illegal to be gay in Montana

Montana GOP policy: Make homosexuality illegal

Group asks Calif. federal judge to halt US military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy worldwide

Group seeks halt to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Army Gen. Ham nominated to head Africa Command, has led review of military ban on gays

Pentagon nominates new Africa Command leader

Harry Reid’s staff says he’s not taking cues from Lady Gaga on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy

Gaga speaks, Reid acts on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Air Force colleagues of discharged lesbian testify in Tacoma she should not have been fired

Airmen: Lesbian should not have been discharged

Senate Democrats leader wants amendment to defense bill to help illegal immigrant youth

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