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Congress Votes to Kick Killer Out of Cemetery

Bill passes House 398-1

(Newser) - The House voted overwhelmingly today on a bill that will evict a killer from a national cemetery, and give the Pentagon the power to disinter any future murderers it buries by mistake. Michael LeShawn Anderson shot three people and then himself at an Indianapolis apartment complex last year, killing complex... More »

Vets Protest Wife-Killer's Burial in National Cemetery

Raymond Sawyer died while serving sentence

(Newser) - A WWII veteran is scheduled to be buried in Denver's Fort Logan National Cemetery today, and plenty of people aren't happy about it. That's because former Marine Raymond R. Sawyer died in an Arizona state prison on Aug. 11, reports the AP, where he was serving a 13-year sentence for... More »

Busy Military Cemeteries Keep Customers Satisfied

1,800 vets a day are dying

(Newser) - With veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam dying at a record clip, US National Cemeteries are performing more than 100 burials a day—and often use assembly-line tactics to meet demand, AP reports. Despite the use of heavy machinery and the volume—1,800 veterans die... More »

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