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.

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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

Edward Snowden won't see any of the proceeds from his new memoir — instead, the US government is entitled to seize the profits, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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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.

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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.

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Arturo Benavides (Courtesy photo)

Patricia Benavides, whose husband, Arturo, was killed in the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, is joining a lawsuit against Walmart with other families who lost loved ones.

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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.

Last week Task & Purpose published a story about a lawsuit alleging that America's largest military shipbuilder misled the government and falsified tests and certifications on stealth coatings of its submarines "that put American lives at risk." The story quickly made the rounds online. Within a week, major outlets had picked it up.

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.

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