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Red Cross

Red Cross to give Amazon gift cards to blood donors

During normal times, there was always a need for blood donors across America. During COVID times, that need shot through the roof. Not nearly as many people were going out to blood drives in their attempts to stay six feet apart. As a result, this meant the Red Cross reserves became very depleted. The American …

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Presumptives

VA Adding Three Agent Orange Presumptives

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently made a big announcement in regards to Agent Orange. Three new presumptives are now covered under the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The three afflictions are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and parkinsonism. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough stated, “Many of our Nation’s …

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Hero That Stopped Cop-Killer, Mistakenly Shot by Police

Arvada, Colorado mourns as a case of mistaken identity cost a hero his life. Johnny Hurley, 40, sprung into action when gunshots rang out. Witnesses told police that Hurley saw suspect, Ronald Troyke, 59, moments after using a 12-gauge shotgun to murder officer Gordon Beesley. Troyke then returned to his vehicle to grab an AR-15 style …

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southern ocean

Southern Ocean Officially Named 5th Ocean

National Geographic has announced the naming of a new ocean. Thus, making the Southern Ocean the world’s 5th ocean. The body of water surrounding Antarctica is certainly unique. However, there was a multi-decade long debate about if it was unique enough to warrant its own name. Many scientists simply considered it as the southern region …

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Adahy: Award Winning Marine Author’s New Book

Award winning poet, Justin Eggen, has released his long awaited new book, Adahy. This time, the former Marine sought to expand his literary repertoire with a delve into historical fiction. As a result, his book creates a sprawling world based loosely on colonial times. Eggen told us he had been working on the story for …

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children

Over $100k raised for children of slain couple

Last weekend, Gyovanny Arzuaga, 24, & Yasmin Perez, 25, were murdered in cold blood. They are survived by two young children. Although Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised justice, police have not announced any arrests. The delay in any apprehensions may be due to detectives making sure they get the right person. However, some fear this …

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Chicago

Chicago: Parents Pulled From Car and Executed in Street

Chicago mourns as tragedy struck Saturday night. Gyovanny Arzuaga & Yasmin Perez were attending a Puerto Rican Day Parade when a minor traffic incident became deadly. The couple were drug from their car by an angry mob and assaulted. Bystander footage shows Arzuaga attempting to shield an injured Perez. However, one of the attackers would …

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Wesley Black

“It’s too late for me.”- How the VA Failed SSG Wesley Black

There have been many lingering wounds from the War on Terror. Toxic exposure, traumatic brain injury, and post traumatic stress have claimed thousands of lives back home. Although a big push for post traumatic stress treatment has been seen recently, many toxic exposure illnesses are still left untreated. Consequently, these illnesses are mostly the result …

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Contest Being Held to Decide America’s Strongest Veteran

The United States Strongman (USS) has been monitoring herculean feats of strength since 2014. They provide structure for a contest of pure power. Men and women travel both near and far to show their strength, grit and determination at these competitions. Unfortunately, COVID-19 canceled many events in 2020. However, cases are thankfully falling, and many …

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Over 1,900 Military Weapons Went Missing From 2010-2019

Recently, the Associated Press reported a shocking statistic. At least 1,900 weapons have gone missing from the military from 2010-2019. The DOD managed to recover some of the weapons. However, some were not even known to be missing until they were recovered by law enforcement as part of a separate investigation. The AP has identified at least …

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