Their remains sat, unmarked, in shallow graves at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va., for more than 150 years. Now, two centuries after the Civil War ended, the bodies of 40 Confederate soldiers discovered over the past two months will receive a proper memorial.
Combat veteran friends of Andrew Tahmooressi, imprisoned in Mexico since March 31, say had it not been for his bravery and leadership in combat during two tours in Afghanistan there would be many more military dead to honor this Memorial Day.
President Obama, back in the nation’s capital following a surprise trip to visit U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, said Monday the country “needs to do more to ensure veterans and families get the care and benefits they deserve.”
From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law. That's likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses.