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Voting can be a perplexing process for overseas troops

JEANETTE MULLINAX / U.S. NAVY
| In 2000, the Florida ballots of overseas service members were a key point of controversy in the contested Bush vs. Gore election. Now, 16 years later, little has changed for most overseas troops, who still vote absentee mostly through international mail.

Seeking flexibility, military families turn to homeschooling

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As the number of homeschooling families in the U.S. has grown, a study conducted for the Army suggests military families are especially likely to homeschool.

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Bombs, birds, and butterflies co-exist as Pentagon protects rare species

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The U.S. military has joined forces with environmental groups to preserve natural habitats. More than 400 threatened and endangered species are benefiting, and so is the Pentagon.

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'Telemedicine' reducing wait times for vets in Ventura County

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is increasingly relying on "telehealth" services to connect vets in more rural clinics with specialists at larger hospitals.

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The VA wants to give advanced nurses more autonomy

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to allow specially trained nurses to do some things that doctors do now. That might reduce wait times for patients, but some doctors say it would worsen care for veterans.

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Some vets underwhelmed as Clinton, Trump plan to address VFW

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This week, the major presidential candidates will continue a longstanding tradition of speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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The 'invisible' military veterans: women

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More women are serving in the military than ever before. But many say they still feel "invisible" in the veterans health care system.

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An Army of om: Military embraces psychology, Zen traditions

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With biofeedback, breath control, and other mindfulness techniques, an Army unit hopes to help turn its paratroopers into more effective fighters.

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