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Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

The package would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers unveiled the plan on Monday.

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.

FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines

A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.

Q&A: How Is The Native College Experience Different?

For Native American students, getting ready for college can be thrilling, alienating, and downright infuriating.

Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today

Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

The deal will unite two of the United States' biggest discount stores. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 for each share of Family Dollar and said it would run the company as a separate brand.

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