The TAPS Daily - October 8, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Michigan Governor
    The Detroit News
    The FBI says it thwarted a plot to overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday.
  2. Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Is 2nd Top Military Leader to Contract COVID-19
    Military.com
    Gen. Gary Thomas was one of at least nine senior leaders who began self-quarantining after the Coast Guard's vice commandant, Adm. Charles Ray, tested positive for the illness this week.
  3. Hayes Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Deliver Stronger Benefits To Military Surviving Families
    House.gov
    Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Surviving Families Benefit Expansion Act, legislation to better support veteran families in Connecticut and across the country. This bill would expand monthly DIC benefits from the VA to more surviving spouses and family members. TAPS has consistently called on Congress to eliminate remarriage penalties on surviving spouses and we look forward to the passage of this important bill.
  4. 150 million people set to fall into 'extreme poverty' due to COVID pandemic, World Bank warns
    ABC News
    The head of U.S. Transportation Command offered a sneak preview Wednesday of the results of a Defense Department test of particulate spread on commercial aircraft — and they are surprising.
  5. McConnell says he's avoided the White House for months because of COVID concerns
    NBC News
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he hasn't gone to the White House since August because their approach to safety during the coronavirus pandemic "is different than mine."
  6. National Depression Screening Day
    MHA
    Today is National Depression Screening Day. Depression is a common condition we may all face now more than ever. Screenings are an early tool to taking care of your own mental health.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

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Military News

 

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Veteran News

 

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

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