A vial of blood at an U.S. Air Force laboratory. (U.S. Air Force/J.M. Eddins Jr.)(
LGBTQ advocacy groups are celebrating a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding an injunction that prevented the Trump administration from firing two members of the Air Force because they were HIV-positive.
The United States government has agreed to pay $6.97 million to settle dozens of civil lawsuits filed by military veterans sexually abused during medical exams in Kansas, attorneys for the veterans announced Tuesday.
The license plate. (Shaun DeWaters via Lexington Herald-Leader)
Shaun DeWaters took pride in being called an infidel while serving in the Iraq War, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says he cannot display the term on his license plate, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
DeWaters was required by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to turn in his personalized plate with the letters "INFDL." Now, the Boone County man is suing the state's Transportation Cabinet in federal court, claiming the cabinet is violating his free speech rights.
How We Found Out explores recent reporting from Task & Purpose, answering questions about how we sourced our stories, what challenges we faced, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at how we cover issues impacting the military and veterans community.
Given the attention the story has gained, Task & Purpose's deputy editor, Jared Keller, spoke with senior reporter, James Clark, to ask how he found out about the allegations, how the story was sourced, and why he spoke to the people he did.
This is the first installment in the recurring column How We Found Out.