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50 min ago | Daily World

Newest veterans like medical treatment they got from VA, survey shows

The newest generation of combat veterans is struggling with integration into civilian life, confronted by suicidal thoughts, mental-health issues, unemployment and the inability to get timely assessments of their disability claims, according to a nationwide survey of 2,089 members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

5 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reducing wait times.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Tammy Baldwin, US News, US Senate, Medicine, Tammy Baldwin, Democrat, Representative Mark Takano, Representative Dina Titus

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WHAS11

Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, US Governors, Andrew Cuomo, Rick Perry

The Las Vegas Sun

U.S. senator accused of plagiarism in thesis

Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors

WTOP-FM Washington

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, Republican, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

4029TV.com

Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Central America, El Salvador, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Paul Ryan, US News

ABC 33/40

Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, Death Penalty, US Politics, Republican, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KSWO

Oklahoma schools get boost in per-pupil funding

The state Department of Education announced Wednesday it has released its allocations to school districts for the 2015 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors

Northern Michigan News

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Prison, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors

Merced Sun-Star

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

This July 23, 2013, file photo provided by the office of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., shows Herrera Beutler, left, is with her husband, Dan Beutler, and their baby, Abigail Rose Beutler, at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Related Topix: Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, US Politics, US News, Republican, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, John Boehner

Yahoo!

Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Non-Profit, University of Georgia

The Town Talk

Social Security spent $300 million on 'IT boondoggle'

Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting, McKinsey & Company, US Politics, US News, Republican, Darrell Issa, Representative Jim Jordan, Representative James Lankford

US News & World Report

Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison

EDGE

LGBTs Connect at Netroots Nation

More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit this past week for a day-long discussion about the future of the LGBT movement and ways to effect progressive social change within it and beyond.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Blog News, US Politics, US News, Mike Rogers, Republican, Gay/Lesbian, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

Sunherald.com

Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

The mixed messages aim to cast Obama as being above the fray even as he embarks on one of his most intense fundraising sprees for the Democratic Party.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, Barack Obama

The Island Packet

Gov. Christie visits Colorado for fundraiser

Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor's Association, which Christie chairs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Chris Christie, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US Governors, Denver, CO, John Hickenlooper, Scott Walker, Nikki Haley

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

House, Senate chart separate courses on border

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, John Boehner, Republican

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, Patty Murray, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

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