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From left, Vice President Mike Pence, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Mike and Sarah Verardo watch as President Donald Trump speaks on Thursday, April 27, 2017 before signing an executive order creating a new accountability office within the Department of Veterans Affairs. NIKKI WENTLING/STARS AND STRIPES
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Some veterans celebrate VA accountability bill as a promise kept

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June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — Mike and Sarah Verardo had a reason to be angry with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In a July 7, 2016 file photo, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, arrives with his military lawyer, Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt, for a legal hearing at the courtroom facility, on Fort Bragg, N.C. ANDREW CRAFT/THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER
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Bergdahl lawyers want to ask potential jurors if they voted for Trump

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June 22, 2017
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday they want to ask prospective jurors in the soldier’s court-martial about their opinions on President Donald...
President Donald Trump waits to enter Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington, Va., May 29, 2017. ELIZABETH FRASER/U.S. ARMY
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Trump may be signaling North Korean policy shift with China tweet

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June 22, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — President Donald Trump told China thanks for trying to help with North Korea but “it has not worked out,” in what analysts said may signal a possible policy...
A locked gate bars entry to a former U.S. base in Darmstadt, Germany. As President Donald Trump pushes a plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent, some members of Congress say it’s time to save money by closing military bases. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Policy experts urge Congress to back new round of base realignments and closures

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June 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of policy experts issued an open letter Monday urging members of Congress to drop their opposition to what would be the first round of base...
A Japanese canon stands on a Guam mountainside and is now part of a National Park Service display of World War II artifacts. Local Guam residents were forced to help build this and other defense emplacements in advance of the anticipated invasion by American forces in 1944. WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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Compensation claim period opens for Guam victims of WWII Japanese occupation

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June 22, 2017
Living survivors of the Japanese occupation of Guam during World War II have one year to file a claim for compensation if they suffered rape, injury, forced labor, internment or...

Independent Guåhan’s June General Assembly focuses on military dumping and vandalism in the village of Toto June 29

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June 21, 2017
Independent Guåhan (IG) has continued to bring decolonization outreach and education to Guam’s villages with two successful forums in Malesso’ and Chalan Pågo.