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House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. is joined by Republican members and veterans in calling for reforms in the wake of allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. is joined by Republican members and veterans in calling for reforms in the wake of allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Support Falters as Shinseki Fights to Keep VA Job

Support for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki eroded quickly Thursday, especially among congressional Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns, even as Shinseki continued to fight for his job amid allegations of delayed medical care and misconduct at VA facilities nationwide.

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West Point graduates Michael Lesmeister, left, and brother Jeffrey Daniel Lesmeister, of Anoka, Minn. stand with their mother Lynn Sheree Lesmeister Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
West Point graduates Michael Lesmeister, left, and brother Jeffrey Daniel Lesmeister, of Anoka, Minn. stand with their mother Lynn Sheree Lesmeister Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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West Point Grads Ready for Post-Afghanistan Future

With combat in Afghanistan winding down, members of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2014 insist they're equally prepared for the alliance-building future outlined by President Barack Obama at their graduation ceremony Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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US Afghan Commander: Obama Ended Uncertainty

The top U.S. and coalition commander in Afghanistan says that President Barack Obama's decision to keep about 10,000 American troops in the country past 2014 has eliminated any uncertainty Afghans may have had about America's commitment.

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President Barack Obama speaking during commencement ceremonies in West Point, N.Y. May 22.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
President Barack Obama speaking during commencement ceremonies in West Point, N.Y. May 22. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Obama Seeks to Recast Postwar Foreign Policy

As the nation emerges from more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama is seeking to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeavor aimed at building international consensus and avoiding unilateral overreach.

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Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., above, and three prominent veterans groups are hurling accusations at each after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., above, and three prominent veterans groups are hurling accusations at each after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Veterans Groups Cry Foul at Senator’s Criticism

Four prominent veterans groups are exchanging accusations with Republican Sen. Richard Burr after he criticized the groups for declining to embrace his call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.

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President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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US to Keep 9.800 Troops in Afghanistan as Year Ends

President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as he arrives at Bagram Air Field
President Barack Obama is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford as he arrives at Bagram Air Field (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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White House Error Reveals CIA Official’s Name

In an embarrassing flub, the Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.

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India's new prime minister Narendra Modi, center, greets President Pranab Mukherjee, left, after taking oath of office at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
India's new prime minister Narendra Modi, center, greets President Pranab Mukherjee, left, after taking oath of office at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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Modi Becomes Indian PM as Pakistani Leader Watches

Narendra Modi took the oath of office as India's new prime minister at the sprawling presidential palace on Monday, a moment made more historic by the presence of the leader of archrival Pakistan.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves as he arrives to attend the swearing in ceremony of India’s prime minister elect Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves as he arrives to attend the swearing in ceremony of India’s prime minister elect Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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Pakistan PM Arrives for India PM’s Inauguration

Pakistan's prime minister arrived in the capital of his country's archrival Monday to attend the inauguration of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, a historic moment that could signal a thaw in relations between the often hostile neighbors.

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