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Some Veterans Affairs Reforms Undermine Medical Recruitment Efforts

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In New Orleans, There's Hope That Veteran Homelessness Can Be Solved

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Daniel Harmon, a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, looks out the window of his room at the Hollywood Veterans Center in Los Angeles. The facility provides housing to homeless vets. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

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Obama Calls For More Veterans Affairs Spending At VFW Convention

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As Vet Group Grays And Ages, New Blood Tries To Inspire Change

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Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, speaks in April at the construction site of the VA hospital in Aurora, Colo. The unfinished hospital is more than $1 billion over its original budget and congressional funding runs out this week. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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The Unfinished VA Hospital That's More Than $1 Billion Over Budget

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When Civilians Accuse Troops Of Rape, Military Courts Often Decide

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President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

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9 Iraqi Interpreters Sue U.S. Government Over Visa Delays

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A hospital bed is draped with a flag after a veteran died in the hospice ward at St. Albans VA in Queens, N.Y. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

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George Murray, who served in Vietnam, was able to access his medical benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs relatively easily while living in Boston. But veterans living in other parts of Massachusetts, like Cape Cod, have more difficulty. Across the U.S., VA data show the unevenness in its benefit spending. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

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Military Policy Impedes Research On Traumatic Brain Injuries

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