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Veterans Affairs Audit Prompts Secretary’s Resignation

A Veterans Affairs audit cites a failure of VA leadership for widespread problems with the health care system for veterans and the apparent cover-up of scheduling delays.

The audit concludes that VA schedulers were pressured to use bad practices to make waiting times for medical appointments look more favorable

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Julian Castro / photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Julian Castro Named Sec. Of Housing and Urban Development

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is getting President Obama's nod to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  He'll replace Shaun Donovan, who will become Obama's new budget director

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Kerry Addresses Law School Grads At Boston College

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Boston College graduates to take the values of service instilled in their education and pass them on to the world.

The 1976 Boston College Law School graduate told the packed stadium at the 138th commencement Monday that a world-class degree comes with the ``profound responsibility to be leaders of change within these borders and beyond

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Sec. Moniz Stresses Clean Energy During Commencement Address

The United States Secretary of Energy returned home on Saturday and delivered a commencement address at UMass Dartmouth.

Ernest Moniz attended Durfee High School and is a Boston College Graduate

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Saturday Marks Armed Forces Day

It's Armed Forces Day and Americans across the country are honoring our military heroes this weekend.  Parades, speeches and other celebrations are being held in many cities to pay respect to all branches of the military

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September 11 Memorial And Museum Dedicated

President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, ``Nothing can ever break us.''

Obama spoke at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum

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Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor

President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.

In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province

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Saul Loeb / Getty Images - President Obama hails April Jobs Report

Jobs Climb In April

There are fresh signs today that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

The Labor Department says employers added 288,000 jobs in April.

The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 6

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President Obama Urged To Intervene In Zohydro Controversy

Fall River Mayor William A. Flanagan is asking President Obama to intervene in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro.

In a letter released Monday, Flanagan urged the president to ask FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to either order San Diego-based drugmaker Zogenix to reformulate the drug or mandate its removal from the market entirely

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Obama and Biden Announce Job Training Program

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are touting job training programs. Speaking at a community college in Pennsylvania, the President said more people need to be trained for better jobs. He unveiled plans to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for job training programs

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