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Good morning. The deadline for veterans to enroll in VA healthcare under the PACT Act is only a few days away.

The PACT Act expanded eligibility for veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA healthcare, and left the military between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013. This expansion would improve care for veterans with conditions related to toxic exposure. Those eligible my enroll by Sept. 30 without applying for benefits first.

Also, tonight is the second Republican presidential debate of the cycle, with contenders Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Mike Pence, Chris Christie and Doug Burgum all set to take the debate stage in California. Former President Donald Trump will again skip this debate. WMUR’s Arielle Mitropoulos recently previewed the debate.

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