Once-homeless vet to be among Michelle Obama's speech guests

In this Jan. 9, 2016, photo, Cynthia Dias holds Copper, a friend's dog who she looks after, at her apartment in Las Vegas. Dias lived at a homeless shelter before moving into Veteran's Village, a former motel in downtown Las Vegas that was renovated to provide housing for veterans. Dias will sit in First Lady Michelle Obama’s visitor box during the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. (AP Photo/John Locher)WASHINGTON (AP) — A formerly homeless veteran from Las Vegas will sit in first lady Michelle Obama’s visitor box during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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