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Kevin Gover, the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, says he hopes the memorial becomes "a sacred place." Alan Karchmer/National Native American Veterans Memorial hide caption

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New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans

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Will Veterans Vote For Trump This Year?

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join guests in singing "America the Beautiful" during a reception in honor of Gold Star Families on Sept. 27, in the East Room of the White House. Andrea Hanks/White House hide caption

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New Scrutiny On Trump's Gold Star Family Event After COVID-19 Outbreak

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Governor And De Blasio Split On Approach To Curbing Coronavirus Spread

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COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Homeless Veterans

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Comedian, writer and veterans advocate Jon Stewart speaks at a press conference on "The Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2020" at the House Triangle in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

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Some 1,892 American flags are installed on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2014. The Iraq and Afghanistan veterans installed the flags to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who committed suicide this year as part of the "We've Got Your Back: IAVA's Campaign to Combat Suicide." Jewel Samad / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House's New Suicide Prevention Plan For Veterans Addresses Access To Guns

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The Department of Veterans Affairs blocked the University of Phoenix and Perdoceo Education Corp. from enrolling GI Bill students after the Federal Trade Commission laid enormous penalties on them for deceptive advertising. Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Clears For-Profit Colleges To Register Veterans Again

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Female Marine Corps recruits train at the United States Marine Corps recruit depot June 21, 2004, in Parris Island, South Carolina. Some House Democrats and many veterans want the service of women and of all vets to be recognized in an updated motto for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The NYPD says officer David Afanador was arrested Thursday on charges of strangulation and attempted strangulation over the incident last weekend on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. NYPD via AP hide caption

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Protesters are arrested by NYPD officers for violating curfew beside the iconic Plaza Hotel on 59th Street, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, signs into law a sweeping package of police accountability measures on Friday that received new backing following protests of George Floyd's killing. Kevin P. Coughlin//AP hide caption

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