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Letters to the Editor: Why won't the federal government just pay to build veterans housing?

A former member of a veterans affairs board expresses disgust over the federal government's inability to fully cover the cost of housing construction.

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Dems threaten Supreme Court over abortion – their 'revolution' will destroy fair, impartial judicial system
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., joined the growing ranks of members of Congress in issuing a warning to the Supreme Court: reaffirm Roe v. Wade or else.
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Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Doubling Hours to Treat Women from Texas, Louisiana
The only abortion clinic in Mississippi is now open six days a week to help women from Texas and Louisana after Texas passed the new abortion law in September.
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Video Captures Moment Man and Woman Run Into House Fire to Save Family
Nathan Wright and April Spell were recording a TikTok when they noticed a burning house on the street. The heroic pair rescued a paralyzed man and his wife.
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European Union President Suggests Countries Within Bloc Make COVID Vaccines Mandatory
A surge of cases has caused many member nations to again increase their restrictions and mask requirements. The EU's current vaccination rate is 66 percent.
This company wants to cut your grocery bill in half
The company Flashfood works with supermarkets to sell groceries that are approaching their sell by date at steep discounts
Incredible Video Shows Farmer Rescuing Sheep From Deep Snow After Storm
The U.K. farm described the rescue efforts over the weekend as a "whirlwind of emotions" after it was covered in a blanket of snow.
Experts Warn Against Christmas Trend to 'Traumatize' Cats on TikTok: 'So Cruel'
Owners are chasing their pets while brandishing a Christmas tree, but experts have told Newsweek this "tip" to dissuade cats from climbing the tree won't work.
Ben Affleck: It’s important to have 2 parents for the upbringing of a child
The Oscar-winning actor, who shares three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, opened up about his parenting philosophy in light of having an "absent" father.
Trump Tested Positive for Virus Days Before Debate, 2 Ex-Officials Say
The former president first received a positive coronavirus test days ahead of his first debate with Joseph R. Biden Jr., and then received a negative result, two former officials say.
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler on "The Takeout" — 6/12/2020
Author and Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler talks about President Trump's exaggerations, misstatements and lies, as well as his new book, "Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth," on this week's episode of the "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
Charlie Baker Exiting 2022 Race Gives Democrats 'Remarkable Chance' at Mass. Governorship
"There's not an obvious Republican with statewide prominence who could step up and fill those shoes at this time," a political science professor told Newsweek.
Chris Cuomo addresses CNN suspension: ‘It hurts to even say it, it’s embarrassing, but I understand’
Embattled CNN star Chris Cuomo addressed his suspension publicly for the first time on Wednesday, admitting he’s "embarrassed" but understands why people think his actions violated journalism ethics.
Zapping cow dung with lightning is helping to trap climate-warming methane
A Norwegian technology company has found a way to stop livestock slurry from releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that has around 80 times more global warming power than carbon-dioxide.
Representative Karen Bass on "The Takeout" — 6/5/2020
California Congresswoman Karen Bass joins Major to talk about her draft legislation to hold police accountable in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and how the 1992 Los Angeles riots compare to what's happening now, on this week's episode of the "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
Mom of 14-Year-Old Shot 18 Times Waiting for Bus Doesn't Care About 'Justice'
Desiree Goodson said, "I just want my son back," after 14-year-old Samir Jefferson was fatally shot 18 times waiting for the bus after school.
Heartwarming Video Shows Dogs Rescued From Meat Slaughterhouse Receiving Care
"We are giving them all the time and love they need to heal," said Lola Webber from Humane Society International.
"The Great Influenza" author John M. Barry on "The Takeout" — 5/29/2020
"The Great Influenza" author John M. Barry compares the COVID-19 pandemic with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak and explains how American troops carried that earlier virus into Europe during World War I, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
The Supreme Court May Elevate the Second Amendment Above the First
Why should the Second Amendment’s protection extend to more places than the First?
Internet Determines George Jetson Was Likely Conceived This Week in Viral Posts
Based on his understood birthday, the fictional character would have been born next year making him a "Gen Alpha."
CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge on "The Takeout" — 5/22/2020
CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins Major to talk about the events surrounding Michael Flynn and the FBI's work investigating Trump campaign officials' ties to Russia on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
While Hearing the Case that Could Overturn Roe, Amy Coney Barrett Suggests Adoption Could Obviate the Need for Abortion Anyway
“It doesn’t seem to me to follow that pregnancy and then parenthood are all part of the same burden.”
Russia Plans to Make 'Aggressive Moves' to Destabilize Ukraine, U.S. Official Warns
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said if Russia moves against Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO would respond with "a range of high-impact economic measures."
Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi on "The Takeout" ⁠— 5/15/2020
Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler and Provo, Utah Mayor Michelle Kaufusi join Major to talk about how they have dealt with the coronavirus crisis on the homefront and finding the safest way to reopen, on this week"s episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
'You Don't Belong Here': Woman and Son Call Police on Black Employee in Viral Video
"I filed a police report and will be pressing charges. The Karen had also called the police and conveniently left out the fact her son assaulted me," the caption of the employee's video read.
4th student dies in Michigan school shooting; police investigating motive: What we know
Officials said Wednesday that another student had died after a school shooting in Oxford Township, Michigan, bringing the death toll to four with seven injured.
Representative Ro Khanna on "The Takeout" — 5/8/20
Congressman Ro Khanna joins Major to talk about a whistleblower complaint about Jared Kushner, California's response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Joe Biden's candidacy on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
Wife of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Clarence Avant shot, killed in home invasion
Clarence Avant, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, is the subject of the Netflix original documentary, "The Black Godfather."
Chicago's Cook County surpasses 1K homicide for first time since 1994
The number of homicides in the Chicago area so far this year surpassed 1,000 during the holiday weekend after Thanksgiving – as Cook County achieved the grim milestone again for the first time in 27 years.
1/1: Chicago breaks 96-year-old snow record; Low-income Minn. drivers get lift from social worker with flair for repairs
Chicago broke a New Years Day record with more than five inches of snow. Chris Martinez, of CBS Chicago station WBBM, reports on the challenge for travelers and the additional snowfall expected; and, it's a social worker's job to improve the lives of his or her clients -- in short, to give them a lift. Manuel Bojorquez shares the story of a social worker in Minneapolis who has a unique way of doing that.
1/11: A-Rod's alleged supplier speaks out publicly; West Virginia residents unsure when water will be safe again
Anthony Bosch ran a secret doping operation for pro athletes out of his clinic in Miami. He testified that Alex Rodriguez was his client and spoke publicly for the first time to Scott Pelley for "60 Minutes."; and, A chemical spill that contaminated and caused a shutdown of the water system in nine West Virginia counties has residents unsure when their water will be safe to use again.
1/6: Dangerous cold grips the Midwest; Photographer conquers waves with flippers and a camera
It's colder in Chicago than it's been in two decades, with frigid temperatures forcing schools to close and freezing up critical parts of public transport; and, Clark Little used to head into the ocean on a surfboard, but he's been shooting waves full time for the past seven years as a shorebreak photographer.
1/17: Smoking linked to more diseases; On the Road: couple together after 26 years
The surgeon general's new report adds colorectal and liver cancer to the new list of diseases caused by smoking. Others include rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, erectile dysfunction, certain birth defects and Type-2 diabetes; Steve Hartman meets Mark and Mia Schand, who prove one of the most famous teachings about love -- that it is patient, endures all things and never loses hope.
1/16: Wildfire started by campfire, police say; Michelle Obama turns 50
A fast-moving brush fire is burning out of control, threatening homes east of Los Angeles. Hundreds of firefighters are trying to contain it, but strong winds are making that difficult; and, The first lady is about to turn the big 5-0. Chip Reid discusses Mrs. Obama's years in the White House with Robin Givhan, a Washington Post contributor, who covered the first lady during the president's first term.
1/15: Air Force cheating scandal leaves cloud hanging over missile force; How prepared is Calif. for next big quake?
Thirty-four U.S. nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal the Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh says may be the worst cheating scandal ever to hit the nuclear forces; and, as the 20th anniversary of the devastating Northridge earthquake nears, Ben Tracy takes a look at California's earthquake preparedness.
1/2: Boston works to keep pace with snow; Bikers ride to the rescue of abused kids
The governor of Massachusetts sent state workers home early and activated the National Guard to help evacuate those who lose power and need to get to shelters; and, a 3,000-member group called Bikers Against Child Abuse is helping abused children by providing a support network and pledging 24-hour protection.
1/10: Target security breach much worse than first reported; America's oldest teacher has no plans to retire
Officials at Target are apologizing to their customers for the second time in a few weeks after the retailer revealed the same group of hackers that stole 40 million credit card numbers also pulled off another, much larger theft; and, Steve Hartman meets Agnes Zhelesnik, America's oldest living teacher.
1/9: Christie "embarrassed and humiliated" over traffic scandal; Snowy owl changes its flight plan
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a lengthy apology for a massive traffic jam engineered by one of his top aides as a form of political payback; and, A sudden influx of snowy owls in the Northeast has birdwatchers wondering what's going on.
1/12: Iran nuclear deal: Details released; Whales make a comeback in California
Iran has agreed to stop all enrichment of uranium starting Jan. 20. In exchange, the U.S. and its allies will provide gradual relief from economic sanctions, valued at about $7 billion; and, Despite ongoing threats of extinction, sightings of whales of all kinds have been on the increase in the Pacific coastal waters off California, but scientists say this doesn't mean the whale population is rebounding yet.
1/3: Snow and bitter temperatures slam the northeast; Grand theft donut
Boston is shoveling out of a record snowfall, and now a deep freeze is taking hold across the Northeast; and, Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati, a man with Lou Gehrig's Disease who cooked up a plan to steal a Krispy Kreme truck and give away its contents.
1/4: Midwest braces for historic cold; New rules on pilot breaks could cause more travel headaches
Schools have already been ordered closed throughout the state of Minnesota in anticipation of record-breaking cold that's expected to bring wind chills in parts of the upper Midwest to minus 60 degrees; and, New rules governing rest breaks for pilots of commercial airliners have begun to take effect and could cause added delays to an already complicated travel weekend.
1/8: Christie "outraged" aide was involved in bridge scandal; Pot prices skyrocket as demand soars in Colorado
Emails and text messages reveal a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have conspired to create traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as political punishment against a Democratic mayor who did not endorse Christie for governor; and, marijuana prices have doubled to $400 an ounce in Colorado as people continue to flock to the only stores legally allowed to sell it
1/7: Record-breaking cold grips Northeast as polar vortex sweeps in; NYC disability fraud could reach $400 million
New York City broke a 118-year-old record, but it was just one of 45 places setting cold weather records as arctic air pushed into the Northeast; and, more than 100 former New York City workers, including dozens of retired police officers and firefighters, are accused of faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal disability benefits.
1/13: A-Rod lawyers argue arbitrator who heard case was biased; Respiratory virus putting newborns at great risk
The battle between Major League Baseball and Yankees' Alex Rodriguez moved into a new arena -- a federal court in New York; and, an increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, has parents of newborn babies on edge.
1/5: Dangerous cold invades upper Midwest; deadly plane crash in Aspen
As a historic cold snap grips the Midwest, the worst of the cold is affecting Minnesota and North Dakota, where wind chills of 60 below zero have been recorded; and, A small private jet carrying three people crashed as it was attempting to land at the resort town of Aspen, Colo. Investigators say one person died and the other two were injured.
1/18: W.Va. residents skeptical of water safety reports; Iraqis pray for peace, brace for more violence
Nine days after a chemical spill contaminated the water system for 300,000 West Virginia residents, the water company has given them the all-clear, saying the water is safe once again. Many, however, say they can still smell the chemical odor in the water; and, CBS News foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer covered Iraq for more than a decade during the U.S. occupation and reports that many Iraqis feel the despair of broken promises and the onslaught of another war.
1/19: Bitter cold returns to the Midwest; Sochi Olympics ticket sales dented by terror threat
After a relatively mild stretch of weather, cold, wintry weather is returning to areas that were hard-hit by a record cold snap less than three weeks ago; and, Ticket sales to the Sochi Olympics have taken a hit, especially among Americans, amid security threats made by terrorist groups who've vowed to attack the Games, as well as the remoteness of its location.
Roe v. Wade's future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court
The fate of abortion in the U.S. appeared to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court weighs a Mississippi law. A decision in the case is expected by summer.
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Three killed, eight injured in Michigan high school shooting; Prince Charles visits Barbados to witness historic ceremony