Russian Bounties Strain Veterans’ Support for Trump

They didn’t like it when candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again in June when he threatened to deploy troops against American protesters.

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Veterans’ Records

A federal court in New York granted summary judgment to a genealogical activist group, ordering the release of death files from the Department of Veterans Affairs database in a dispute brought after Ancestry.com posted information provided to it by the Veterans Health Administration, which had erroneously included 5,223 living veterans among the 14.4 million records of purportedly deceased veterans.

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Terroristic Threats

A Marine veteran who posted on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Facebook page that he would “pay an ISIS terrorist with a nuke” to “burn the v.a. at 10 million degrees Fahrenheit,” was properly convicted of terroristic threatening, an appeals court in Arkansas ruled, finding that it was reasonable for the VA to take the statement and other parts of the post as a true threat.

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