With nod to veterans' scandal, Obama pays Memorial Day tribute

U.S. President Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in VirginiaBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama paid tribute on Monday to fallen U.S. military men and women during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that highlighted a veterans’ care scandal that has engulfed his presidency in recent weeks. Just hours earlier, Obama returned from a surprise trip to Afghanistan, where he thanked troops for a mission that will conclude formally at the end of this year.

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