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4/13/18 | NBC News

Deported veteran speaks out before becoming US citizen

Hector Barajas-Varela is set to become the first deported veteran that will become a U.S. citizen. Barajas-Varela was deported to Mexico in 2010 before receiving a full pardon from California Governor Jerry Brown in 2017.

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4/2/18

Questions surround VA Secretary’s exit

Was VA Secretary David Shulkin fired? Or did he quit? Conflicting stories from Shulkin and the White House are causing uncertainty among the public. And what implications does his departure hold for the veterans? Will Fischer, Director of Government Relations for VoteVets dot Org, Iraq War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, joins Katy to discuss.

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4/1/18

Full Shulkin: Trump tweet firing ‘somewhat of a surprise’

In an interview with Meet the Press, recently fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin says that President Trump firing him over Twitter came as a surprise.

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3/29/18 | NBC News

Trump on changes at Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ‘I wasn’t happy’ with speed of care

During a speech to Ohio union workers, President Trump referenced the latest staff shake-up at the Department of Veterans Affairs, adding, “They had sadists that treated our vets horribly.”

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3/29/18

Trump on changes at Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ‘I wasn’t happy’ with speed of care

During a speech to Ohio union workers, President Trump referenced the latest staff shake-up at the Department of Veterans Affairs, adding, “They had sadists that treated our vets horribly.”

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3/29/18

Purple Heart recipient: ‘We don’t know’ if Trump personal doctor can lead Veterans Affairs

Will Fischer, Purple Heart recipient and director of government relations for VoteVets.org, expresses his concern over President Trump’s appointment of his personal doctor, Ronny Jackson, as Veterans Affairs Secretary. Fischer questions Jackson’s management experience for the organization and outlines the struggles the department faces.

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3/29/18

Fmr. RNC Chair: Jackson ‘won’t have a clue what to do in this job’

United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is out and the White House physician who lavished extravagant praise on the president’s health is in. NBC’s Chris Jansing and her panel discuss if Ronny Jackson is a good fit to led this agency.

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3/29/18

The VA Secretary is out, meet Trump’s pick to replace him

David Shulkin who had been on thin ice with this administration for some time was officially fired and President Trump says he’ll nominate his White House doctor Ronny Jackson as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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3/7/18 | NBC News

Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

At one of the nation's largest VA medical centers, officials knew of staggering problems for years, but did not fix them, according to a new report. Patients were put under anesthesia before doctors realized they didn't have the right equipment for surgeries.

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2/25/18 | NBC News

Life well lived: Navy Lt. Jim Downing dies at 104

Navy Lt. Jim Downing was the second oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On that fateful day, he did his best to prevent ammunition from exploding, but it’s what he did next that makes his story unique. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers another life well lived.

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