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2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Veterans Club

Armed men walked in and began firing: report

(Newser) - Police say two people are dead and another is injured after a shooting at a central Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Winter Springs Police said a charity motorcycle ride was supposed to depart from the post when the shooting broke out this morning while the riders were eating breakfast....

'Vets for Weed' Swipes Logo, Sparks Melee
 'Vets for Weed' 
 Swipes Logo, 
 Sparks Melee 

'Vets for Weed' Swipes Logo, Sparks Melee

And group has no intention of ceasing its use: rep

(Newser) - The VFW is stirring up quite a bit of controversy—no, not Veterans of Foreign Wars, but Veterans for Weed. In addition to co-opting the VFW acronym, the pro-marijuana-legalization group also uses a logo that looks like the POW/MIA icon, except with the soldier smoking a joint. The real VFW...

VFW Accuses President Obama, White House of 'Insult of Highest Magnitude'
 VFW: White House Insulted Us 

VFW: White House Insulted Us

Group accuses President Obama of snub

(Newser) - The VFW is not happy with President Obama: In what it's calling a first, the group’s annual convention this week will not feature a top-tier official from his administration. Obama himself addressed the VFW two years ago, and Joe Biden did so last year. This year the president...

Obama to Vets: Afghan War Is 'of Necessity'

Prez also assures VFW confab that medical benefits won't change

(Newser) - President Obama defended the war in Afghanistan, spoke optimistically about Iraq, and tried to iron out misconceptions about health care reform today in a speech at a VFW convention, the Washington Post reports. “The insurgency in Afghanistan didn't just happen overnight. And we won't defeat it overnight,” he...

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