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The Senate passes help for veterans exposed to toxins, after a reversal drew fury

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Senate, in a bipartisan 86-11 vote, approved a measure to provide health care and benefits for millions of veterans injured by exposure to toxins, from Agent Orange in Vietnam to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Known as the PACT Act, the bill no longer would force generations of… Read More