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President Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday. His speech included a five-minute attack on the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Among False Claims, Trump Attacked McCain For Failing Veterans

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GOP Sen. Martha McSally Says She Was Raped While Serving In The Military

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VA Releases Rules For Law That Would Increase Access To Private Care

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New York Jury Considers Allegations In Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Case

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Jury In New York To Decide Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's Fate

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Closing Arguments Heard In Trial Of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán

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U.S. Navy armorers wheel out 500-pound bombs for the wing racks of jets aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk in March 1971 off the coast of Vietnam. Rick Merron/AP hide caption

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U.S. soldiers traverse fields on the way to conducting house-to- house searches in 2007 in Mukhisa, Iraq. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

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Militant Suspected Of USS Cole Bombing Is Killed In U.S. Airstrike

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Retired Sgt. Chris Kurtz wheels himself up to his front door as his wife and caretaker, Heather Kurtz, follows behind. The Department of Veterans Affairs told him last summer that he no longer needs a caregiver. Erica Brechtelsbauer for NPR hide caption

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VA Says It Will Stop Arbitrarily Dropping Caregivers From Program

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Ret. Sgt. Chris Kurtz and his wife Heather Kurtz pose for a portrait on the couch in their living room. Erica Brechtelsbauer for NPR hide caption

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VA Still Arbitrarily Cutting Caregivers From Program, Even As It Aims To Expand

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Veterans gather at the site of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington in Manhattan. They are calling on the VA to rename the Manhattan VA Medical Center in honor of Margaret Corbin, who took her husband's place during the battle after he was killed. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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'To Care For Him': Female Veterans Ask VA To Include Them In Its Motto

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Burke deployed to southern Afghanistan in 2009. Based in a remote village, he was friendly with the local children and then scarred when several died when they found a piece of unexploded ordnance. Courtesy of Thomas Burke hide caption

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Connecticut VA Opens Its Doors To 'Bad Paper' Veterans

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