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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gay rights groups find unlikely ally in Georgia fight

Gay rights groups find unlikely ally in Georgia fight ATLANTA — Former Attorney General Michael J. Bowers of Georgia has already earned an enduring — his critics would say notorious — place in gay rights history. Hardwick, the 1986 Supreme Court decision that upheld such laws nationwide and, to many, gave cover for other kinds of discrimination against gays and ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - WorldNetDaily

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A 'misstatement' or a lie, Mr. Secretary?

That is what the Huffington Post reported on Feb. 23, which really distresses me, because I so admire the Honor Code of West Point – from which Robert McDonald graduated in 1975. The Huffington Post reported: “Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in the [...]

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FEB 24, 2015 - NPR

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VA Secretary Apologies For Exaggerating Military Service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was heard, in an exchange with a homeless vet, saying that he had been in a special forces unit, which he now admits is untrue. McDonald did however serve in the military: he is a West Point grad and was in the 82nd Airborne division.

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FEB 24, 2015 - NPR

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VA Secretary Apologizes For Making Special Forces Claim

The story drew attention late Monday, weeks after McDonald, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, made the claim during a conversation with a homeless veteran.

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FEB 20, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Fighting still rages in east Ukraine despite cease-fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and the separatist rebels blamed each other Friday for violating a fragile cease-fire dozens of times, sparking fears of wider hostilities in war-torn eastern Ukraine. The government claims, which followed the rebel seizure of the key rail hub of Debaltseve, raised the question of whether weeks of high-level diplomacy aimed at producing a ...

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