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House nears approval of bill improving vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — United and in a hurry, the House pushed toward passage Tuesday of legislation to allow patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. It's Congress' latest response to the outcry over backlogs and falsified data at the agency.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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Morgan crash underscores danger of tired truckers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey highway crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian is drawing attention to the dangers of tired truckers just as the industry and its allies in Congress are poised to roll back safety rules on drivers' work schedules.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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5 US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five American troops were killed in an apparent coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in one of the worst friendly fire incidents involving United States and coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14 year war.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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Bergdahl's return causes clash in US values

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — We never leave troops behind. We don't negotiate with terrorists.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. An additional 64,000 who enrolled for VA health care over the past decade have never been seen by a doctor, according to the audit.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Auto industry gets serious about lighter materials

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Philly-area school has 14 sets of graduating twins

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — Those attending a suburban Philadelphia high school commencement ceremony this month will see a lot of familiar faces: The school plans to graduate no fewer than 14 pairs of twins.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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