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After 23 years, Cameron Cook (left) is leaving the service. Jarrad Turner (right) left in 2010. Courtesy of Cameron Cook/Courtesy of Jarrad Turner hide caption

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Been There: Lessons From A Shared Experience

Advice From A Vet On The 'Rude Awakening' Of Transition To Civilian Life

Cameron Cook just got his discharge papers after a 23-year career in the U.S. Army. He talks with retired Army medic Jarrad Turner about the ups and downs of returning to civilian life.

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Been There: Lessons From A Shared Experience

Advice From A Vet On The 'Rude Awakening' Of Transition To Civilian Life

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Advice From A Vet On The 'Rude Awakening' Of Transition To Civilian Life

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The three candidates, from left, Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks, who are vying to fill Montana's only congressional seat. Bobby Caina Calvan/AP hide caption

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Candidates Confront GOP Health Care Bill In Montana Special Election

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Joshua Vallum is sworn in before pleading guilty to state murder charges at George County Circuit Court in Lucedale, Miss., last July. On Monday, he was sentenced to 49 years in prison for a federal hate crime — the first such case brought for a crime specifically targeting a victim because of their gender identity. Biloxi Sun Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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1st Man Prosecuted For Federal Hate Crime Targeting Transgender Victim Gets 49 Years

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A test strip designed to help doctors check a patient's urine for fentanyl is being distributed in the Bronx to encourage users of heroin or other opioids to check what's in their syringe before they inject. Mary Harris/WNYC hide caption

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An Experiment Helps Heroin Users Test Their Street Drugs For Fentanyl

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Shots - Health News

Texas Wants To Set Its Own Rules For Federal Family Planning Funds

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Texas Wants To Set Its Own Rules For Federal Family Planning Funds

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The Salt

Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, right, takes to the stage Tuesday at the White House after being introduced by Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Both of them, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, have had their credibility damaged after issuing denials that President Trump later reversed. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Bit By Bit, Trump Is Shredding Credibility Of White House Officials

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The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, in Londenderry Township, Pa., was the site of a partial meltdown in 1979. The plant, with its one still-functioning reactor, is having trouble selling its power because it's more expensive than other resources, including natural gas. John S. Zeedick/AP hide caption

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Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help

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Sandro Botticelli's Venus was painted after his best known work depicting the goddess, The Birth of Venus. Sabauda Gallery/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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A Lesser-Known Venus Visits The U.S. In New Botticelli Exhibit

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