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Robert "Bob" McDonald, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., with a copy of the "Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan Framework" while testifying during a nomination hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2014.

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Robert "Bob" McDonald, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., with a copy of the "Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan Framework" while testifying during a nomination hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $17 Billion

That’s the cost of a compromise bill that would address problems in the Veterans Administration’s health-care service. The legislation “makes certain that we address the immediate crisis of veterans being forced onto long waiting lines for health care,” Sen. Bernie...

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A couple cools off with ice cream in front of a display of a butter cow and calf, made from 2,100 pounds of butter, at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, in this Aug. 3, 2006 file photo.

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A couple cools off with ice cream in front of a display of a butter cow and calf, made from 2,100 pounds of butter, at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, in this Aug. 3, 2006 file photo.

Butter Cow Has Competition: Butter Menagerie

Even better than the fried salad on a stick and funnel cakes on sale at the annual Iowa State Fair: The display of the legendary Butter Cow. This year, the theme is “Field of Dreams” - honoring the 25th anniversary...

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White House chefs grill corn-on-the-cob on a barbeque for a Fourth of July celebration at the White House on July 4, 2012.

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White House chefs grill corn-on-the-cob on a barbeque for a Fourth of July celebration at the White House on July 4, 2012.

July 4 BBQ: Up 29% (Over 10 yrs)

Fourth of July barbeques are seldom remembered for their food-price sticker shock. But they can feel plenty painful at the time. Examining that pain is Rabobank Group, releasing its first BBQ Index. This is a timely year to start it...

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

Taking Hobby Lobby to the Bank

Updated at 10:30 pm EDT Republicans are attempting to take Hobby Lobby to the bank. The Supreme Court ruled today that family-run businesses, including the chain of craft stores that brought the complaint, can claim a religious exemption from the...

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Pelosi’s Campaign Against AIDS

While last night’s primary election votes were coming in, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was focused on an issue that has been a trademark since entering Congress in 1987: Eliminating AIDS. “We were having two or three funerals a day,”...

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