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Sen. McCain and others weigh in on President Trump's decision on transgender troops.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.

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President Trump holds Veterans listening session March 17, 2017. Pictured President Donald Trump, American Legion ED Verna Jones, and AMVETS ED Joe Chenelly

WASHINGTON - Eight major Veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients.

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Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It's the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

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President Trump at Amvets Post 44, Struthers, OH, Photo from ABC News

Prior to his rally at Covelli Centre in Youngstown, OH Tuesday night, President Donald Trump spoke at AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers.

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Dogs play outside the Warrior Canine Connection in Maryland in February 2015. Running towards the frame, from left to right, is Derek, Olive, Ron and Huff. Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes


Meet Ron.

He has helped hundreds of servicemembers suffering from PTSD. He works at Walter Reed National Medical Center in a Navy camo harness. His title? Animal co-therapist.

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