Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.


File photo of a homeless person. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homelessness Drops for Third Straight Year in US

The number of homeless people in the U.S. declined for a third straight year, helped by sharp dropoffs in veteran and chronic homelessness, according to a government survey released Thursday.


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Habitat for Humanity Builds Houses on National Mall

New houses are being built in the area, and while home construction in itself is not out of the ordinary, these are being erected on the National Mall.


File photo of a homeless man's hands holding a cup. Reports indicate that family poverty levels are defined as less than $22,000 per year for a family of four. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Assesses Childhood Poverty In Va.

The percentage of Virginia children living in poverty in 2010 was at its highest rate since 1998, an anti-poverty group reported Tuesday.



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