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Native American veteran: 'Mob mentality' in students seen in viral video was 'scary'

Native American veteran: 'Mob mentality' in students seen in viral video was 'scary'In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Native American leader Nathan Phillips of Ypsilanti describes incident with students caught on video.



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Daughter's plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteran

Daughter's plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteranFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards.



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US government shutdown veteran analyzes current crisis

US government shutdown veteran analyzes current crisisPatrick Griffin worked in the White House for Democratic president Bill Clinton and participated in negotiations with Republican lawmakers during the 1995 government shutdown — the longest in recent US history. Now a professor at American University, Griffin analyzes the current shutdown — sparked by a dispute over funding for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall — that has paralyzed the American government since December 22. “The reality is now nobody is paying much attention to it in the middle of the holidays… but as the battle shifts to the more general public, I think the messaging on the Democratic side will be more aggressive,” Griffin said.



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Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack

Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attackHONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded.



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Navy Veteran Survived Las Vegas Shooting Only to Be Killed in the Borderline Bar 1 Year Later

Navy Veteran Survived Las Vegas Shooting Only to Be Killed in the Borderline Bar 1 Year Later'My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night,' said his mother, Susan Orfanos



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Navy Veteran Survived Las Vegas Shooting Only to Be Killed in the Borderline Bar 1 Year Later

Navy Veteran Survived Las Vegas Shooting Only to Be Killed in the Borderline Bar 1 Year Later'My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night,' said his mother, Susan Orfanos



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Neighbor claims Calif. bar shooter was a veteran who suffered from PTSD: 'I have no idea what he was doing with a gun'

Neighbor claims Calif. bar shooter was a veteran who suffered from PTSD: 'I have no idea what he was doing with a gun'A neighbor of California bar shooter Ian David Long told reporters that he was



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Homeless Veteran Will Get $400,000 Raised for Him No Matter What, GoFundMe Promises

Homeless Veteran Will Get $  400,000 Raised for Him No Matter What, GoFundMe PromisesThe homeless veteran fighting for the $ 400,000 raised for him by a Philadelphia couple will get the full amount, GoFundMe said Thursday.



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GoFundMe Gives Homeless Veteran $20,000 as Lawyers Fight Over $400,000 Raised for Him

GoFundMe Gives Homeless Veteran $  20,000 as Lawyers Fight Over $  400,000 Raised for HimJohnny Bobbitt's lawyer said the $ 400,000 raised on GoFundMe last year is all gone



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Judge orders US couple to hand crowdfunding money over to homeless veteran

Judge orders US couple to hand crowdfunding money over to homeless veteranA US judge has ordered a couple to hand over the money they raised for a homeless man through a crowdfunding initiative. Kate McClure, 28, and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, 39 have until Friday afternoon to transfer over the remains of the $ 400,000 (£307,000) they raised.  The couple started the crowdfunding attempt when homeless veteran Johnny Bobbit came to Ms McClure's aid when she ran out of petrol on a motorway. But Mr Bobbitt's lawyers claimed the couple had refused to hand over the majority of the funds to the homeless veteran. On Thursday,  the judge presiding over the case in New Jersey ruled that the remaining cash should be placed in an account controlled by Mr Bobbitt's lawyers and frozen pending a new court ruling. The couple deny Mr Bobbitt's claim they spent the money on themselves. The former marine's tale went viral last year when the couple launched an online appeal to thank Mr Bobbitt for giving his last $ 20 (£15) to Ms McClure after her car ran out of petrol. Had an amazing dinner!!! Best dinner I have had in years! Maybe ever!!!��������������!!! A post shared by Johnny Bobbitt Jr. (@johnnys__journey) on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:47pm PST The overwhelming response led to donations from more than 14,000 well wishers, but the couple's relationship with Mr Bobbitt eventually soured as they accused him of using the money to feed a drug habit. Judge Paula T Dow has now ordered the couple to transfer the money into an account and hire a forensic accountant to review financial records within 10 days, local media reported. Judge Dow said the court would decide how the money would eventually be managed. Jacqueline Promislo, Mr Bobbitt's lawyer, has said she estimates the couple spent about $ 75,000 on his care.  Mr D'Amico recently told US media around $ 150,000 of the fund remains. Mr Bobbitt's legal representatives have claimed the couple spent remaining cash to "fund a lifestyle that they could not otherwise afford". For their part, the couple allege the marine veteran had once spent $ 25,000 of his new wealth on drugs in a single fortnight.



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