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Chained CPI equals benefit cuts for retirees, veterans

The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.

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GOP Grinches trying to steal Christmas

"Anyone who wants to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits to finance tax giveaways for the rich must have a heart two sizes too small."

U.S. Army stands down worldwide to focus on suicide prevention

More U.S. soldiers are now killing themselves than are being killed in the wars in the Middle East. The Army brass ordered the stand down after July figures showed a record high 26 soldiers died in probable suicides. Find out what GIs and veterans are doing to prevent it.

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Group sees the disabled as their own best spokespeople

Marian Bacon has worked at The Memphis Center for Independent Living, an action and advocacy organization for people with disabilities, for over five years.

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Rally demands banks stop foreclosing on veterans

Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.

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Vets, military families rally for Obama

Military families gave Tammy Duckworth a hero's welcome as the congressional candidate who lost both legs walked to the speakers platform.

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There is HOPE for Memphis homeless

The Shelby County Commission, in a 9 to 1 vote, agreed to provide $450,000 to help fund programs and housing for people currently experiencing homelessness.

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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return medals at NATO protest

U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars threw their medals towards the site of the NATO Summit May 20 in what was called the most dramatic antiwar action by ex-GIs since Vietnam.

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Protesters shut down recruiting center

They protested the killing of 17 civilians by a U.S. soldier earlier in the month and other atrocities against Afghan civilians, and demanded an end to nearly eleven years of war.

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Veterans say: We are part of the 99 percent

Veterans are observing Veterans Day by joining the "99 percent" in Occupy Wall Street and denouncing deadly wars fought to enrich the wealthy.

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