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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.... More »

'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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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