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President Barack Obama hugs Stg. Maj. James McGruder as he arrives to speak at about the new veterans health bill, in Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama hugs Stg. Maj. James McGruder as he arrives to speak at about the new veterans health bill, in Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) -- Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama.

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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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Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory
Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Poll: Veterans Struggling to Find Jobs in NJ [AUDIO]

A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Wednesday reveals that many New Jerseyans recognize the struggles military veterans are having finding a job.

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Vets on Iraqi Conflict: What Else Could We Do?

For an entire night, Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley crouched low atop a roof as U.S. artillery slammed insurgent hideouts in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

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On D-Day Remember Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice [VIDEO]

Today is a day that sometimes unfortunately gets lost in annals of American history but it is as important as any day in our history books.

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D-Day June 6th – A Forgotten Memory? [VIDEOS]

This is just something in case you may have forgotten the importance of today's date, June 6th. A day that should honor the fallen soldiers in Normandy France during World War II.

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Richard Crum poses near some of his military memorabilia at his home in Williamston, Mich. Crum landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Richard Crum poses near some of his military memorabilia at his home in Williamston, Mich. Crum landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
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D-Day Vets Reflect, Keeping a Fading Memory Alive

SEVEN LAKES, N.C. (AP) -- Seventy years later, Ray Lambert is still haunted by waves.

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The Phoenix VA Health Care Center, where federal investigators swept in last month amid allegations of a disturbing cover-up. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Phoenix VA Health Care Center, where federal investigators swept in last month amid allegations of a disturbing cover-up. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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NJ Lawmakers Support VA’s Decision [AUDIO]

It's deja vu for some Garden State lawmakers, who are learning what the federal government is planning to do to fix the nation's beleaguered Veterans Affairs health care system.

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Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, and Jeff Daniels, in a scene from season 2 of the series, "The Newsroom,"  among the shows the "Got Your 6" initiative is lauding for their depiction of veterans. (AP Photo/HBO,  Melissa Moseley)
Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, and Jeff Daniels, in a scene from season 2 of the series, "The Newsroom," among the shows the "Got Your 6" initiative is lauding for their depiction of veterans. (AP Photo/HBO, Melissa Moseley)
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Hollywood Reconsiders Its Portrayal of Veterans

When the Got Your 6 initiative was launched two years ago to enlist Hollywood in the effort to help military veterans, it focused on benchmarks in crucial areas including jobs, housing and education.

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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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