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Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie as New Veterans Affairs Secretary

Longtime government official Robert Wilkie will head the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Senate confirmed his nomination on Monday. We take a look at the future of the Veterans Affairs in light of the confirmation; a look inside wartime prisons detaining suspected ISIS fighters; a discussion on the Tronc layoffs at The Daily News and what the move means both for news consumers but what it also reveals more broadly about consolidation within the industry; a look at a reverse situation where consolidation was blocked, in the attempted merger of Sinclair and Tribune Media; and we end the hour with a look at what some of the research says on women and anger.

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