Army's Flub Let Felon Become Foster Parent, Texas Families Distraught About Losing Children's Health Care: Your Monday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.How the Army's flub let a felon become a foster parent in TexasOn paper, Gregory McQueen must have seemed like a great candidate to become a foster-care parent in Texas.A married man and Army veteran, McQueen had served as battalion representative on a task force to prevent sexual harassment at Fort Hood in central Texas.But some important information didn’t show up in a state background check before a foster-care agency hired McQueen and his wife last March to care for abused and neglected children.Two years ago, former Army 1st Sgt. McQueen pleaded guilty to more than a dozen military charges for attempting to run a prostitution ring in Fort Hood. As part of the plea deal he was demoted to private, sentenced to 24 months in prison, was stripped of his retirement pay and received a dishonorable discharge.That record should have kept him out of the foster-care program, the state says. Read the full story from investigative reporter Terri Langford.Previously: The Air Force admits that a lapse allowed the Sutherland Springs shooter to buy guns.Commentary: Congress must shore up a criminal background check system, writes Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams.  Continue reading...

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