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Ft. Lauderdale massacre caps a miserable week for the military

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Last week’s news was overstuffed with upsetting reports about the mental health of military people. And that was before “troubled Army veteran” Esteban Santiago opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The armed forces have shrunk by 10 percent in recent years, but child abuse and neglect in military families are up. Way up. Some of our “heroes” will be spending time in the stockade, but at least they’ll have a roof over their heads. That’s more than we…

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Airbnb reaches out to help travelers affected by Ft. Lauderdale shooting

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Airbnb is activating its local Disaster Response Tool to assist travelers impacted by the shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. On Friday, a lone gunman –  identified as former Army veteran Esteban Santiago, 26 — pulled a gun from checked baggage after landing, loaded it in a restroom and began shooting, killing five people and injuring eight others. As part of the response, Airbnb is asking hosts to offer housing to displaced neighbors and relief workers deployed to help during the tragedy. Authorities…

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