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Biden pivots to burn pits, veterans health care amid mounting crises at home and abroad

(Simon Klingert, AP)

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden began pivoting away from domestic and foreign crises on Tuesday to tackle a more personal issue: expanding health care for veterans who were exposed to toxicants while serving abroad.

Biden visited a Veterans Affairs clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, where he met with health care providers and veterans. The president spoke about the enduring health effects from exposure to burn pits, or massive, open-air ditches used to dispose of wartime waste that the president has linked to the death of his son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015....

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