The Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.
New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits.
Veterans groups are rallying to fight any proposal to change disability payments as the federal government attempts to address its long-term debt problem. They say they’ve sacrificed already.
From museums and trolley tours to distilleries and art galleries, there’s always something to do in Fredericksburg, Va., and all of it lies less than a tank of gas away. Head just an hour south to discover everything historical Fredericksburg has to offer, including an old-fashioned plantation and historic battlefield.
Rolls-Royce is looking at expanding its manufacturing operations in Virginia.
Virginia Republican chairman Pat Mullins and the party’s executive director, Dave Rexrode, polled the state party’s governing central committee by phone and e-mail.