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Veterans’ Health Bill Set for Passage; Border Funds Stall

Congress, facing twin emergencies over military veterans’ health care and the surge of children at the U.S.-Mexico border, plans to act on one and leave the other unresolved before taking a five-week break. Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Congress on the Verge of Major Veterans Affairs Deal

With only days left before the start of Congress’s five-week summer vacation, House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative deal to bolster spending by the Department of Veterans Affairs to address many of the scandalous conditions that contributed to the deaths of dozens of veterans, according to media reports. For a while, it looked […]

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U.S.: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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For Germans, death penalty is concern in U.S. airman’s murder trial

Nearly a week after German police discovered the lifeless body of a U.S. sailor inside a car in Kaiserslautern Dec. 14, the remains were turned over to the U.S. armed forces regional medical examiner. Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Veterans’ response to senator’s PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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