Military healthcare

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May, the husband of British Prime Minister Theresa May stand with school children during a visit to British military veterans known as "Chelsea Pensioners" at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in central London Friday, July 13, 2018. The pensioners, known for their scarlet coats and tricorne hats are a cherished British institution and are often seen parades, state events and other grand occasions. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, Pool)
July 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Her game face on, Melania Trump dutifully tried her hand at lawn bowls during a solo outing Friday to a historic London veterans' retirement home on her first visit to Britain as America's first lady. As President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May met just outside...
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In this June 21, 2018 photo, First lady Melania Trump pauses after signing an artwork of an American flag while visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. Melania Trump has made another secret trip, though this one was carried out a little closer to home. The first lady is visiting service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center who were injured during combat. She traveled to the Washington-area hospital on Tuesday for a visit that was not publicly announced until after she arrived. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 03, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has made another secret trip, though this one was carried out closer to home. The first lady is visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She traveled to the Washington-area hospital on Tuesday morning for a visit the White...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to sign separate measures in the coming weeks to give people with deadly diseases access to experimental treatments and to provide veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense, the president's liaison to Congress said Friday...
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Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., left, and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., arrive to vote on a bill to expand private care for military veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 24, 2018 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector...
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In this May 9, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed as he is surrounded by first lady Melania Trump, second from right, Karen Pence, right, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, third from left, Ivanka Trump, fourth from left, and others during a celebration of military mothers and spouses event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. It's part of an effort to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care for veterans. The long-awaited plan is set for a House vote later Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving medical care despite the concerns of some Democrats who cast it as a risky step toward dismantling the...
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May 16, 2018 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House vote on a bill that would expand private care for veterans (all times local): 6: 45 p.m. The House has voted to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system. It's a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Solano County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Heath J. Sommer. Sommer, a clinical psychologist who treated military veterans with post-traumatic stress, has been charged with raping female service members who were in therapy as victims of sex assaults, officials said Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Sommer was ordered Monday to stand trial on three felony sexual assault charges after authorities said he targeted female service members in 2014 and 2015 while working at Travis Air Force Base's David Grant Medical Center, about 50 miles (85 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. (Solano County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 12:06 am
A clinical psychologist who treated military veterans with post-traumatic stress has been charged with raping female service members who were in therapy as victims of sex assaults, officials said Tuesday. Heath J. Sommer was ordered Monday to stand trial on three felony sexual assault charges after...
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The entrance to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be hospitalized for the rest of the week, the White House said. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 14, 2018 - 6:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local): 6:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has departed a military hospital near Washington after visiting his wife, Melania, who underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The president spent a little over an hour at...
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In this May 7, 2018 photo, First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 14, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump underwent a "successful" procedure Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and was expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week, her staff said. President Donald Trump took a helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit...
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. to greet three Americans freed from captivity in North Korea, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 10, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump welcoming home Korean Americans released by North Korea (all times local): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says he will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong in Singapore on June 12. The president tweeted, "We will both try to make it a very...
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