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National Edition News cover for June 24, 2014 - Report: Poor VA care killed 1,000: Three statues portraying a wounded soldier being helped, stand on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital, Monday, June 9, 2014. An audit of 731 VA hospitals and clinics found that a 14-day goal for seeing first-time patients was unattainable given increasing demand for health care. The VA said Monday it was abandoning the scheduling goal. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

National Edition News cover for June 24, 2014 - Report: Poor VA care killed 1,000: Three statues portraying a wounded soldier being helped, stand on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital, Monday, June 9, 2014. An audit of 731 VA hospitals and clinics found that a 14-day goal for seeing first-time patients was unattainable given increasing demand for health care. The VA said Monday it was abandoning the scheduling goal. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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