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Robert Wilkie Sworn In As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

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North Korea Turns Over 55 Boxes Of Possible Remains Of U.S. Serviceman

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Robert Wilkie testifies during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 27, 2018. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Senate Confirms Pentagon Official To Head Veterans Affairs Department

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Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Robert Wilkie (right) speaks with Marion Polk, national commander of AMVETS, before testifying at a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing Wednesday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump's Uncontroversial VA Pick Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

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Robert Wilkie, Trump's Nominee To Lead VA, Has Relatively Smooth Confirmation Hearing

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What To Know About Trump's VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie

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News Brief: Primaries Roundup, VA Secretary Hearing, War In Syria

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Immigration lawyer Margaret Stock displays a document sent to U.S. Army enlistee Shu Luo, threatening him with deportation. Courtesy of Margaret Stock hide caption

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ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

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North Korea To Help Identify, Return Remains Of U.S. Troops From Korean War

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A casket team carries the remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Robert E. Meyers, a Korean War soldier, at Arlington National Cemetery in 2015. Meyers' remains were identified decades after his unit was involved in combat operations near Sonchu, North Korea. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Noncitizens Recruited For An Army Program Are At Risk For Deportation

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Gen. Robert Neller, front row fourth from left, at Bait-us-Samad (House of the Eternal) mosque outside Baltimore, Md., Thursday night. The Marine Corps' top general was an Iftar guest at the invitation of Marine veteran Mansoor Shams, fifth from left. Courtesy Mansoor Shams hide caption

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Marine Corps' Top General Joins Ramadan Meal

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Heath Phillips says the trauma of being sexually assaulted drove him to alcoholism and to go AWOL. Three decades later, the military has agreed to upgrade his discharge to honorable. Courtesy of Heath Phillips hide caption

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More Vets Who Are Coping With PTSD From Sexual Assaults Get Honorable Discharges

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A Veterans Affairs Department hospital in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Senate Passes $55 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill

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