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July 24, 2012
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Obama vows better care for vets in Reno speech

RENO - President Barack Obama told veterans Monday in Reno that he has kept his promises to them and will continue working to expand and improve their benefits and services.

"Our nation only endures because there are patriots to protect it," he said.

Obama addressed a crowd of several thousand attending the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. He also signed the Veterans' Skills to Jobs Act to help veterans leaving military service turn the skills learned in the service into credentials that get them jobs.

He also said he is overhauling the Transition Assistance …

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