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Medicinal marijuana buds are made available for patients at a medical marijuana dispensary in Long Beach, California. (GENARO MOLINA/LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT)
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Advancing veterans’ access to medical marijuana hinges on Monday vote

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July 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end...
Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students participate in Surf Passage at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, on Feb. 16, 2010. According to reports Friday, July 21, 2017, female candidates are vying for two elite special operations jobs previously closed to women. (U.S. NAVY)
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Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

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July 22, 2017
According to a report on National Public Radio, two female sailors are vying for Navy special operations jobs previously closed to women.
Deported veterans hold a U.S. flag in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 3, 2017 as seven members of Congress visited the Deported Veterans Support House. (ALEJANDRO TAMAYO/SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TNS)
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Congressman wants ‘second chance’ for veterans facing deportation

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July 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – One Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a second chance for veterans who were convicted of crimes and face the possibility of deportation.
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Laughing teens had no duty to rescue drowning man, experts say

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July 22, 2017
MIAMI — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead mocked...
Devawn Bledsoe, a local activist who has taken up a campaign to stop the open burns and who suffered from a thyroid disease she blames on the pollution, cries while she goes through papers outlining the issue at her home in Blacksburg, Va., on May 28, 2017. (ASHLEY GILBERTSON/VII PHOTO FOR PROPUBLICA)

Open burns, ill winds: Full extent of military-related pollution in US still a secret

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July 22, 2017
RADFORD, Virginia — Shortly after dawn most weekdays, a warning siren rips across the flat, swift water of the New River running alongside the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe are greeted at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on April 27, 2015. KEVIN WALLACE/U.S. AIR FORCE

Why Japan's first lady was probably not snubbing Trump

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July 21, 2017
President Donald Trump's exclusive interview with the New York Times on Wednesday touched on plenty of weighty topics, including the Republicans' unsuccessful attempts to pass a...