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On VA Scandal, No Partisan Divide, Just Universal Outrage

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Anger is a widespread reaction in Washington as systemic problems in the veterans health care system come to light. But there's disagreement among politicians and veterans on how to fix the problems.

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Politicians On Both Sides Of The Aisle Outraged Over VA Scandal

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

A preliminary review by the Veteran Affairs' inspector general has found that inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem. The scandal is a serious political problem for the White House.

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Transcript And Audio: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:02am

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed President Obama on Wednesday about foreign policy, including his approaches to Syria, Ukraine and China, as well as his effort to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 8:02pm

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.

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Georgia Looks To Reopen Some Closed Hospitals As ERs

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:21pm

Financial problems have led many hospitals to shut down completely. Georgia is issuing licenses to rural hospitals that would allow them to become nothing more than freestanding emergency rooms.

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America's Strength Extends Beyond Its Military, Obama Says

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:44pm

"We don't face an existential crisis," the president told NPR in an exclusive interview. He said the U.S. is blessed with a growing economy and no prospect of war with another nation-state.

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