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Attorneys defending Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl say the public deserves the whole story about the former Taliban captive's criminal case. The lead defense attorney believes military proceedings should be more transparent. 

Bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Now, his attorneys have created an online bulletin board to post court documents that his attorneys hope will answer the public's questions.

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Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are waiting to hear from Donald Trump regarding his campaign-trail remarks about Bergdahl's case.

Attorney Gene Fidell told TPR News on Sunday that Trump has been criss-crossing the country making comments about Bergdahl and that he should make time in his schedule to answer a legal request from the Army. 

Trump told supporters in Last Vegas last October that 30 years ago, Bergdahl would have been shot. 

Coast Guard Band Goes Hollywood

Jan 25, 2016

Members of the United States Coast Guard band, based in New London, Connecticut, are in California today. As Lori Mack from Here & Now contributor WNPR reports, they plan to march up the red carpet for the premiere of film “The Finest Hours.”

The Disney movie is based on a true story about a harrowing rescue by the Coast Guard in 1952 when two oil tankers were broken in half by a nor’easter off the coast of Massachusetts.

The Challenge Of Housing Homeless Vets

Jan 25, 2016

Last year a number of cities, including New Orleans and Houston, made a huge effort to end homelessness among their population of veterans. Portland, Oregon, also took up the challenge to find housing for its estimated 690 homeless vets. Amelia Templeton from Here & Now contributor Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on the outcome.

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The city of San Antonio says it’s on track to end veteran homelessness by March 31. The biggest push for the year-long effort came from USAA today.

In January 2015, Mayor Ivy Taylor joined the national mayor’s challenge to end veterans homelessness. She says San Antonio is to reach a ‘functional zero’ within the next two and a half months.

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