Top 5 Top Veterans Stories in Today’s News – Dec. 09, 2017

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  1. Trump administration backtracks on cuts to program helping homeless veterans after outrage. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced Thursday that the department would not cut a program helping homeless veterans, that it previously had said it would end. “There will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless program”

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  2. U.S. cracks down on firms making predatory mortgages to veterans. The U.S. is taking steps to stamp out the practice of service members and veterans being pressured into taking mortgages they don’t need, a move that officials say will lower consumer costs and could lead to financial penalties for lenders.
  3. Douglas County Veterans Forum issues vote of no confidence against VA chief of surgery. The Douglas County Veterans Forum has issued a vote of no confidence Thursday against Dinesh Ranjan, the chief of surgery at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
  4. Veteran’s Park gets first statue depicting a woman with Rosie the Riveter. With swing dancers and “real Rosies” in attendance, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial organizers unveiled its first statue depicting a woman Thursday — 76 years after Pearl Harbor was attacked, launching the U.S. into World War II.
  5. College ranks among best for veterans. For veterans transitioning back into civilian life, Western Nebraska Community College is one of the best places for them to get the assistance they might need.

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