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Budget calls for 4 percent spending increase at VA

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(AP) -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal will include nearly a 14 percent spending increase for that part of the VA responsible for attacking a growing backlog of veterans' disability claims -- a problem that officials warned is likely to worsen in coming months. All told, the Department of Veterans Affairs would see a 4 percent increase, to $63.5 billion, for such items as medical care...

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