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Less than half of the 22 million veterans in the U.S. get their health care through the Veterans Affairs system. Many rely on Medicaid, which is slated for reductions under the health plan making its way through the U.S. Senate.
James Comey at a news conference in 2014. On Thursday, Comey is expected to tell Congress that, yes, he did tell President Trump he wasn't under investigation — but that Trump also asked him not to pursue investigating Michael Flynn.
Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green has withdrawn his nomination to be secretary of the Army. Opposition was building against Green among Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee over statements Green made that critics called insensitive toward Muslims.