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US soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses

Tens of thousands of US soldiers from California are being forced to repay bonuses they got ten years ago to re-enlist. Some served multiple combat tours, and they face fines, wage garnishment, and tax liens if they don’t repay bonuses of up to $20,000.

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