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Dallas sniper followed black militant groups on Facebook

The Army veteran who gunned down five Dallas police officers Thursday evening subscribed to updates from black nationalist groups on social media and had been sent home from Afghanistan following a sexual harassment allegation.  Micah X. Johnson, 25, shot 14 people, including 12 officers, at the end of an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas. He

Top VA health official resigns under fire

 The top official for veterans’ health care resigned Friday amid a firestorm over delays in care and falsified records at veterans’ hospitals. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he has accepted the resignation of Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for health care. Shinseki had asked for the resignation, a department official later said on condition