Native Americans

Warren proposes revoking Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee veterans

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2020 competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation on Wednesday to revoke Medals of Honor from 20 American soldiers who took part in the Wounded Knee Massacre, per the New York Times.

The big picture: Congress has revoked more than 900 Medals of Honor — the highest military decoration — since a bill in 1916 developed a review board for previously awarded medals.

Nearly 70 patients died in Indian Health Service's care

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At least 66 Indian Health Service patients died as a result of alleged malpractice since 2006, according to a sweeping report from the Wall Street Journal.

By the numbers:The U.S. government has paid out about $55 million in settlements in 163 malpractice cases at IHS hospitals.