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Congress considers new outpatient veterans facility in Raleigh

North Carolina could gain a 29th medical facility run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, if Congress approves legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including U.S. Sens. … Click to Continue »
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