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  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 in adjusted income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did the year before.


  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Congress clears bill to pay fallen troops' families

    Congress approved a bill Thursday that guarantees death benefits for families of service members killed in action during the government shutdown, and President Obama signed it despite the White House having said it already had found a solution and the legislation isn't needed.


  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, watches an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Pentagon to pay death benefits with help from nonprofit

    The Pentagon announced Wednesday it will provide family members of fallen service members with the full benefits they have been promised, including a $100,000 death gratuity despite a partial government shutdown that had halted such benefits.


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Fisher House II was opened at Naval Medical Center in San Diego in 2008. The first Fisher House was opened there in 1992.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Houses help wounded

    Army Maj. Andrew John "A.J." Tong, 33, of Yelm, Washington, is one of the more than 7,500 veterans who answers the roll call of those served by the Fisher House Foundation.


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