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VA Suicide Hotline Workers Ignore One-Third of Calls

The former head of the VA’s suicide hotline said that more than one-third of the VA suicide hotline’s calls roll over to undertrained staff at backup centers because workers want to “leave early.” Greg Hughes, former director of the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line, said that poor work habits and other problems at the VA are to …

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Shooting At Houston Strip Mall Leaves 9 Wounded

At least nine people were injured on Monday morning when a disillusioned lawyer opened fire at a Houston shopping mall.  The shooter was later killed during a confrontation with police officers. The shooter was identified as Nathan DeSai, who had previously worked at McDaniel and DeSai LLP, although the practice closed down at some point …

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Gun Owner Defends Herself Against Armed Attackers [Video]

A woman in Atlanta, Georgia fought off three armed attackers inside of a friend’s home and the entire firefight was captured on surveillance cameras. The woman, who lives in Gwinnet County, “exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,” said Cpl. Deon Washington of the Gwinnet County Police Department. Surveillance cameras shows the three …

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Cop Comforts Suicidal Man Through Mutual Hatred of Dallas Cowboys [VIDEO]

There are few things that bring two humans together like the mutual hatred of something else. This cop utilized that truth to talk a man out of taking his life. Body cam footage shows the cop attempting to connect with the man sitting on the edge of a bridge as he contemplates suicide. The officer …

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VA Hospital May Have Exposed 1,800 Veterans To HIV

A St. Louis Veteran’s Administration hospital may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to HIV and other diseases in 2010. The story, which broke six years ago on CNN, has been trending widely today and yesterday throughout the veteran community because it appears that many veterans never knew that it had happened. The John Cochran VA …

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Kurt Busch’s Ex Allegedly Stole $600,000 From Military Charity

The former girlfriend of NASCAR star Kurt Busch is accused of stealing $600,000 from a military charity she was president of for 12 years. Patricia Driscoll was charged Tuesday with embezzling money from the Armed Forces Foundation, whose mission is to support service members, veterans and their families, is a D.C.-based nonprofit.  Its work includes …

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Just Three Percent of Americans Own Half of All Firearms

The top three percent of Americans own an average of 17 guns each, while 78% don’t own any guns, say researchers. The findings come out of new research from Harvard and Northeastern University.  A joint study by the two private colleges found that while overall rates of gun ownership have gone down, the number of firearms …

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ISIS is So Broke, They’re Selling Their Organs for Cash

Get more Grit! Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. With the oil money they were receiving decreasing, ISIS has gone to different measures to fund their operations. They’ve started stealing organs from their own soldiers and selling them on the black market. And it’s not just the fighters that have died that are loosing kidneys; it’s also …

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World’s First Beer Pipeline Opens in Bruges, Belgium [VIDEO]

Get more Grit! Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Beer lovers of the world, rejoice! A two-mile beer pipeline now connects the Halve Mann Brewrey in the Bruges’ historic center with a bottling plant in the suburbs. The pipeline was created to solve the logistical nightmare of heavy truckloads of beer rumbling down the cobblestone streets …

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