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    Veterans' Health Care System

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the overall state of the VA health care system and the findings of an investigation into the Phoenix, Arizona, VA medical center center where employees altered patient waiting lists.

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    Senator Bernie Sanders at Labor Day Event

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire. He talked about the the lack of congressional action to solve the country’s problems and said that the U.S.needed an economic plan that would benefits all Americans, not just the rich. Senator Sanders also spoke about U.S. trade policies, raising the minimum wage, education, and other issues such as campaign financing.

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    Jimmy Carter at the Islamic Society of North America

    Former President Jimmy Carter delivered the Keynote address at the Islamic Society of North America’s Annual Convention.

    The Islamic Society of North America’s 51st Annual Convention took place from August 29-September 1, 2014 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious financial problems. A study estimated that 440,000 people died from preventable medical errors. This made medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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    President Nixon's Resignation Address

    President Nixon addressed the nation saying that he would resign effective at noon on August 9, 1974. The speech was delivered on television from the Oval Office on August 8, 1974. This speech was preceded by off-air Oval Office conversations during broadcast preparations.

    Courtesy of Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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    President Nixon's Departure from the White House

    President and Mrs. Nixon left the White House on August 9, 1974, following his resignation speech the night before. They were seen off by Vice President and Mrs. Ford and the White House staff as they boarded the helicopter Army One on the way to Andrews Air Force Base for the flight to Yorba Linda, California. While he was somewhere over Missouri, his resignation went into effect.

    This news footage was narrated by CBS news reporters.

    Courtesy of CBS News.

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    President Nixon Farewell to Staff

    President Richard Nixon and his family addressed administration officials and White House staff on August 9, 1974, the day of the president’s resignation. The address included a tribute to the White House staff and the president’s parents. While speaking about his parents, the president was almost moved to tears. 

    Courtesy of Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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    Nixon Tapes: 40th Anniversary of Resignation

    C-SPAN Radio marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Nixon with some of his last phone calls, his nationally televised resignation speech on August 8, 1974, and his emotional farewell to his staff and cabinet before leaving the White House on August 9.

    You’ll also hear our interview with historian Luke Nichter, co-author of the new book: The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972

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    Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations

    The chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees announced a bipartisan deal authorizing 17 billon dollars for veterans' health care. The agreed bill would provide 10 billion dollars for contracting out of health care so that veterans would not have to wait for care. In addition it would provide 5 billion dollars for make the VA more accountable and recruit more health care professionals, and 1.5 billion dollars to lease 27 new facilities around the country. The legislation still needed to be passed by the conference committee and both houses of Congress.

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    Democratic Senators on Veterans Affairs Bill Negotiations

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with other Democratic committee members, talked about legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The House and Senate conferees were at an impasse on a compromise bill.