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Federal budgets raided to address border crisis

Federal budgets raided to address border crisis

WASHINGTON — Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.

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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating amo…

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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington at the State Department. A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concl…

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, says the reform is urgently needed in the wake of “the biggest scandal in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

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House easily OKs VA health-care  overhaul

House easily OKs VA health-care overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

In this July 29, 2014 photo, Yukari Akatsuka, left, and Usan Kurata of Kuentai-USA look at World Word II photographs of Saipan at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They are looking for information they hope will lead them to the burial places of U.S. MIAs killed du…

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

FILE - This July 1944 file photo shows U.S. Army reinforcement troops making an amphibious landing on the coral reef at Saipan beach, Mariana Islands. Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they ho…

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

In this July 29, 2014 photo, Usan Kurata, left, and Yukari Akatsuka of Kuentai-USA look at World Word II photographs of Saipan at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They are looking for information they hope will lead them to the burial places of U.S. MIAs killed du…

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by …

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veter…

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., take the stairs to a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' heal…

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Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya Monday, July 28, 2014. The latest violence to plague the country has so far kil…

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Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Up to 6,000 people have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia over the past few days, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in t…

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Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

WASHINGTON — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Victims of lending scam targeting military win settlement

WASHINGTON — At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn’t have the cash.

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Young stowaway's found in US cargo plane

WASHINGTON — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made stops in Africa.

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Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

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Senate unanimously confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Senate unanimously confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Former Procter & Gamble CEO takes on a monumental task.

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