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A Prominent Location to Remember Veterans Who Were Wounded

A Prominent Location to Remember Veterans Who Were WoundedA Prominent Location to Remember Veterans Who Were WoundedJust southwest of the Capitol, a 2.4-acre memorial for the millions of wounded veterans will debut on Oct. 5....

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In the Valley, High Hopes For a V.A. Voucher Effort

In the Valley, High Hopes For a V.A. Voucher EffortIn the Valley, High Hopes For a V.A. Voucher EffortIn the Rio Grande Valley, where the closest veterans hospital is more than 250 miles away, veterans have long had to seek specialty care in the private sector by using vouchers....

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New V.A. Chief Promises to Mend Practices

New V.A. Chief Promises to Mend PracticesNew V.A. Chief Promises to Mend PracticesIn his first public address since taking the helm of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Robert A. McDonald vowed on Saturday to restore trust in the agency....

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Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. Shortfalls

Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. ShortfallsObama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. ShortfallsAt an Army base outside Washington, the president promises the bill will allow for a major change in the “way the V.A. does business.”...

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Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since Vietnam

Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since VietnamCombat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since VietnamResearch on post-traumatic stress disorder among members of the armed forces beginning a generation ago has implications for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars....

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In El Paso, a New Homeless Shelter With Female Veterans in Mind

In El Paso, a New Homeless Shelter With Female Veterans in MindIn El Paso, a New Homeless Shelter With Female Veterans in MindHope Jackson, a former lieutenant colonel in the Army who builds homes for female veterans who have fallen on hard times, seeks help to improve facilities for families in need....

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Senate Approves Veteran and Highway Bills

In something of a consolation prize in a year marred by gridlock, the Senate approved expanding veterans’ health care and replenishing the Highway Trust Fund....

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Lifted by Economic Growth, Obama Speaks Optimistically of Policies

Lifted by Economic Growth, Obama Speaks Optimistically of PoliciesLifted by Economic Growth, Obama Speaks Optimistically of PoliciesThe president said that his policies had reaped rewards despite a lack of cooperation by Congress....

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House Approves Bill to Expand Veterans’ Access to Care

The 420-to-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where final passage is all but assured before Congress leaves Friday for a five-week summer recess....

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V.A. Chief Spent Career Seeking Out Tough Tasks

V.A. Chief Spent Career Seeking Out Tough TasksV.A. Chief Spent Career Seeking Out Tough TasksRobert McDonald, a former Army officer and Procter & Gamble executive, has held increasingly demanding leadership roles in his career. With his confirmation as secretary of veterans affairs, he may have been handed his biggest challenge....

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Senate Confirms Obama’s Choice to Lead V.A.

Senate Confirms Obama’s Choice to Lead V.A.Senate Confirms Obama’s Choice to Lead V.A.Robert A. McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and West Point graduate, was confirmed 97 to 0....

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