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Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

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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. bwilking/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts

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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Evaluating Afghanistan As More Troops Expected

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A Quarter Of South Sudan's Population On The Run From Brutal Civil War

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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. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Aleppo After The Fall

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The Science Of Identifying Soldier Remains

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VA Re-Evaluates Family Caregiver Program

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A soldier in the Old Guard places flags at graves in Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day, on May 29. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Say 'Thank You For Your Service' This Monday

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Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

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Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

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Pentagon To Detail Plans For Arming Syrian Kurds Fighting ISIS

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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 Mark Green has withdrawn his nomination to be secretary of the Army.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. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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