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  • First lady Michelle Obama greets RyAnne Noss at the Labor Department in Washington on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, where Mrs. Obama announced a proposed rule to help caregivers of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Mrs. Noss left school to take care of her husband, SFC Scot Noss, who was injured in Afghanistan in February 2007 during his eighth tour of duty as an Army Ranger. At right is Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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  • Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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  • Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called the decrease encouraging and pledged to continue her agency's stepped-up enforcement of workplace safety laws.

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  • "Stand Down events across the country will reach thousands of homeless veterans -- including homeless female veterans -- with opportunities to re-enter America's workforce," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, who is also chair of the Interagency Council on Homelessness. "Through these grants, the federal government will engage states and local communities as active partners in readying those who have served our nation for civilian jobs."

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