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Public Officials Warn Texans of Health Threats in Harvey’s Wake

As floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey recede along the hard hit Texas Gulf Coast and Houston areas, public officials and medical experts warn residents of significant health threats they may face in the aftermath of the cataclysmic storm.

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Watch: Wounded Veteran Gifted with Service Dog at Dallas Hockey Game

Those attending the Dallas Stars hockey game on Monday night got a huge surprise when a former Navy SEAL repelled himself and a service dog down from the top of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Stars were honoring war veterans and “Patty”, the German Shepherd, was a gift for a wounded veteran.

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Texas Program for Jailed Vets Yields 8% Recidivism

HOUSTON, Texas — The “Stars and Stripes” program at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office jail in Texas boasts an eight percent recidivism rate among military veteran offenders.

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Neighbor Accused of Killing Veteran’s PTSD Dog, Another Family Dog

A Florida family is hurting after they say their neighbor shot and killed their German shepherd Buffy and pit bull mix Thor, WALB reports. “For someone to cause this family so much harm, not knowing what they’re doing to my husband or my children, it’s not

This May 19, 2014 photo shows a a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Texas Picks Up VA’s Slack with $20M in Mental Health Grants for Vets

The State of Texas renewed its commitment to serve veterans where Washington has failed them with a new round of grant opportunities for entities offering mental health care. Another $20 million is available to local nonprofits and governments to address needs “that are currently not being met.”

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Canadian Mountie Tortures ‘Possessed’ Son, Asks Priest to Perform Exorcism

In a bizarre and disturbing series of events, an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been put on trial for torturing and starving his 11-year-old son, whom he considered to be possessed by the devil. The officer also attempted to enlist his brother — a Catholic priest — to perform an exorcism on the child.

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Palestinian Activist’s U.S. Immigration Fraud Conviction Vacated

A U.S. appellate court on Thursday vacated the conviction of a Palestinian activist charged with immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people. Rasmieh Yousef

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White House: Track Palin Incident ‘Not A Joke’

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacted to Sarah Palin’s comments about her son Track Palin – who was recently ridiculed by critics of the family after police were called to respond to reports of domestic violence.

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Veterans March in Silkies for Comradery and Suicide Awareness

Over 260 veterans marched in their underwear “silkies” through Houston in the summer heat. The veterans marched for comradery and to raise awareness to the high rate of suicide and PTSD among service veterans and active duty military.

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Nonprofit Trains Rescue Dogs to Help Veterans with PTSD

Hounds and Heroes is a national nonprofit that specializes rescuing dogs from shelters to train them as service dogs and therapy pets for veterans suffering from PTSD, amputations, or other injuries.

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Prosecution Witness: Chris Kyle’s Killer May Have Been Inspired by Seinfeld

The prosecution presented its rebuttal case Friday in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused of killing “American Sniper” Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Routh has admitted to killing the two men but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The prosecution’s experts sought to challenge the credibility of Routh’s insanity claims, pointing out inconsistencies in his story and even a possible inspiration Routh may have drawn from the TV show “Seinfeld.”