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Trial Begins Over Claim That Roundup Causes Cancer

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SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A lawyer for a Bay Area man dying of cancer told a jury Monday that agrochemical giant Monsanto has known for 40 years its popular Roundup weed killer is carcinogenic, but didn’t warn users and “bullied” independent researchers to safeguard its flagship product.

Oklahoma program helps Veterans exit homelessness with options for housing, food stability

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OK Homeless


Moving usually comes at a cost. And when transitioning out of homelessness, that cost — which can include basic necessities like food — can be insurmountable. As homeless program coordinator for the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, I recognized that recently housed Veterans needed better access to these necessities. I presented the challenge to VA partners and, together, we created a solution.

Construction company swoops in to help former Army paratrooper

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When he left the Army, Robert Dandridge never imagined that health and employment challenges would eventually lead to chronic homelessness. He navigated years of housing instability until seeking and receiving help from VA. And then Turner Construction stepped up to help make his new apartment a home.

National League of Cities finds what works to help more Veterans secure housing: strategic landlord engagement

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In May, National League of Cities (NLC) will host a landlord engagement event in Oakland, California, in cooperation with VA’s Homeless Programs Office. This is the last in a series of 10 events across the country hosted by NLC and its corporate partner, Wells Fargo, as part of their effort to help end Veteran homelessness. Through this event and the others like it, NLC and VA engage landlords to help remove barriers Veterans face in securing permanent housing, such as poor housing records, application fees and background checks. The approach involves educating landlords on VA services available to homeless Veterans as well as identifying available units.

VA Shuffles Leadership; Former Acting Secretary Retained as Senior Adviser

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WASHINGTON -- Peter O'Rourke, who became embroiled in multiple controversies during his short time as acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will stay on as a senior adviser to new VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, the VA announced Monday.

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