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Comedy improv class helps veterans deal with civilian life

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| Second City, known for producing top talent like Tina Fey, opens its doors to military veterans for a special class to build skills to deal with daily life.

VA Secretary McDonald: I'd 'undoubtedly' stay if Trump asked

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The president-elect has yet to choose the next head of the VA. Many veterans groups have pushed to keep McDonald in place. The Secretary himself spoke to Take Two.

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Researchers study injections as PTSD treatment

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A new study will test an unusual approach to treating symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder: injecting a local anesthetic into nerve tissue in the neck.

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A new benefit for vets: Fertility treatments

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Thousands of veterans have suffered combat injures that left them infertile. Now, for the first time, the VA will pay for treatments to help them have children.

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US veterans courts grow quickly but inconsistently

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The first veterans treatment court opened eight years ago in upstate New York. Now there more than 300 of them across the country, and hundreds more are expected to open in the next few years.

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Disabled and waiting: Veterans' appeals can take 5 years or more

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Veterans with denied disability claims wait an average of four to five years for appeals hearings. The VA predicts the delay will get worse if Congress doesn't streamline the process.

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Pentagon ordered to stop taking back National Guard signing bonuses

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to stop its efforts to collect repayment from members of the California National Guard who had received enlistment bonuses for signing during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Congress members attack policy forcing veterans to repay bonuses

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Members of Congress are asking the California National Guard to stop telling soldiers to pay back enlistment bonuses used to sign up soldiers at the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.