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Top Headlines This Week on Military.com: Agent Orange Ailments

A visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on April 2, 2015. Rich Pedroncelli/AP
A visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on April 2, 2015. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com:

Trump’s VA Chief to Decide on New Agent Orange Ailments

Bob McDonald won't be the VA secretary to decide if thousands more Vietnam War veterans -- those with bladder cancer, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism or Parkinson’s-like symptoms -- should be eligible for VA health care and disability pay because of research associating the ailments with possible exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides used in the war.

By Tom Philpott | Read more

Former Navy SEAL Wins Governorship as Vets Head to Congress

In an election night that proved to be an unexpected nail-biter for the presidential race, a number of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars found their own paths to victory.

By Hope Hodge Seck | Read more

Officer Testifies That Soldier Was Shot During Search for Bergdahl

A military officer testified that he saw another soldier shot in the head during the 2009 search for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

By Associated Press | Read more

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