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Fixing the V.A. and other headlines

Morning headlines: Senate votes for new V.A. Secretary today, will House Republicans go along with the V.A. reform bill? U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms

Senate votes to confirm the new Sec. of Veterans Affairs today. (The Hill)

Rep. Jeff Miller thinks he can sell the new V.A. reform bill to his fellow Republicans. (AP)

NC to stop defending amendment outlawing same-sex marriage. (WRAL)

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a resolution acknowledging the reality of climate change. (The Hill)

Doctor held for pointing AR-15 rifle toward women at Phoenix airport. (

The U.S. says Russia has violated the 1987 arms-control treaty. (NY Times)

Israel strikes fuel tanks at Gaza's only power plant. (NBC News)

What are you reading this morning? Let us know in the comments, please.