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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. (AP Photo/File)
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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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President Barack Obama shaking hands June 10 with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama shaking hands June 10 with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Report: Retaliation by VA supervisors common

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

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A closed desk of Malaysian airlines is seen at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
A closed desk of Malaysian airlines is seen at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
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Why didn’t airlines avoid risky Ukraine airspace?

The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines.

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National Guard Sgt.’s surprise homecoming

Bill Modica thought he and his wife would take in a Trenton Thunder game and forget the stresses of life for a little while, the biggest of which being that his daughter was halfway around the world have spent the last nine months in Afghanistan. Only New Jersey National Guard Sgt. Ellen Modica wasn't there anymore.

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Houston police officers learn learn how to apply a tourniquet to a leg at the police academy in Houston. Cities across the country are training and equipping police officers to use tourniquets and combat gauze. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Houston police officers learn learn how to apply a tourniquet to a leg at the police academy in Houston. Cities across the country are training and equipping police officers to use tourniquets and combat gauze. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Tourniquets make comeback with American police

HOUSTON (AP) -- Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away.

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Robert McDonald, CEO and president of Procter & Gamble, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Robert McDonald, CEO and president of Procter & Gamble, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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This June 27, 2004, file image from a video broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network, shows a man identified as US Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun.  (AP Photo/ Al-Jazeera via APTN)
This June 27, 2004, file image from a video broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network, shows a man identified as US Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun. (AP Photo/ Al-Jazeera via APTN)
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Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.

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