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WASHINGTON - The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
TUCSON, Arizona - The future of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is up in the air after the recent disclosure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed spending plan.
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Wednesday to restore full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, completing a bipartisan capitulation to veterans groups that rose up against a modest cut when it was enacted less than two months ago.