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12 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Tuesday to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.

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4 hrs ago | Switched

Maryland State Senator Must Drop Hershey Bar-Like Signs

JULY 16: In this photo illustration, Hershey's chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Food, Chocolate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

8 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Related Topix: Fruits, Food, Food and Drug Administration

11 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Fruit recalled in Rhode Island, possible listeria

The state health department says California-based Wawona Packing Co. issued the recall for certain kinds of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots.

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15 hrs ago | Army Times

VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.

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Related Topix: US News, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Barack Obama, Jeff Miller, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

16 hrs ago | Detroit News

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

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Related Topix: Burger King, Restaurant Management, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Food and Drug Administration, Food, Hamburger

20 hrs ago | The Tribune

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east.

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Related Topix: Conspiracy Theory, Hobbies, Vladimir Putin

Mon Jul 21, 2014

EDGE

Go for the Food: Shwarma in Copenhagen

Don't tell the folks over at avant-garde eateries Noma and Geranium, but for many visitors to Denmark's capital, the biggest culinary sensation isn't Nordic fusion.

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Related Topix: Food, Dining, Hamburger

Hispanic Business

Retaliation From Supervisors Rife at VA

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Medicine, Veteran Affairs

WGAL-TV Lancaster

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Genetics, Food, Nutrition, Autos

The Fresno Bee

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb. Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ... (more)

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Related Topix: Beef, Food, Meat, Pork, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Bard College, Agriculture

KHOU-TV Houston

Biden: US won't rest until VA problems fixed

Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won't rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed.

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Myrtle Beach Online

For Your Home: Let open shelves transform your kitchen

More homeowners are ditching wall-mounted boxes in the kitchen for a more open, spacious look, especially when the room is small.

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Related Topix: For Your Home, Entertainment, Television, Food, Recipes, Education

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Indiana aligns livestock ID with federal program

The state Board of Animal Health has voted to adopt standards that align Indiana with a federal livestock identification program aimed at helping agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Meat, Beef, Food

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Self Defense, Dearborn Heights, MI

News Observer

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the company, Husi Food Co., Ltd. The official Xinhua News Agency said authorities ordered the supplier to suspend operations and were investigating.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Aurora, IL, Food, Fast Food, Yum Brands

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.

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Related Topix: Prison, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Israel, World News, Middle East, Self Defense

Sun Jul 20, 2014

CBC News

New labels coming for mechanically tenderized meat

The XL Foods beef recall was the largest in Canadian history. 18 cases of E. coli were linked to the meat from the Brooks, Alta.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Beef, Food, Meat, E. Coli, Health,

Tri-cityherald.com

NV veteran gets surprise $1K check after robbery

Organizer Bill Herron says the group wanted Sorrentino to know the community is behind him and people aren't all bad.

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Related Topix: Memorial Day, Holidays

Sunherald.com

Therapy dog helps Marine recover from war

But the one he received Thursday, a 12-week-old black Lab puppy named Lucy, was a good one - and she just might be able to help Courteau put some of the bad behind him.

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