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President Barack Obama speaks to the Catholic Hospital Association Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Government, energy groups pair up to find jobs for veterans

- The Washington Times

Staggering veteran unemployment rates following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the scandals involving the Veterans Health Administration in 2014 tarnished the reputation of the government's treatment of America's former servicemen, but now a government agency and a major U.S. industry are teaming up on a new program to link returning vets with employers.

Battle sharpens as Ex-Im Bank awaits its fate

- The Washington Times

The clock is ticking once again in the battle over the Export-Import Bank, with Congress facing an end-of-the-month deadline on whether to reauthorize the agency or close it down after 81 years in business.