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News on Veteran Affairs continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

What's in bill to overhaul VA

The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected by the end of the week.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Life

6 hrs ago | KTUL-TV Tulsa

Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat

7 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

The firings would be the strongest discipline handed out since May in a nationwide scandal over falsifying records on how long veterans wait to get care at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Related Topix: Life, Merced, CA

9 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Sen. Heitkamp confident in new VA secretary pick

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she thinks Robert McDonald will bring a new outlook as secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, Life

13 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

10 things: Israeli shells slam school

The strike that hit the crowded compound sheltering the war displaced comes amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of conflict with Hamas.

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18 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

UPDATED: VA audit details reveal local clinic altered appointment info

Staff at the Veterans Affairs clinic outside Eglin Air Force Base were told to alter records to make it look like patients were not waiting as long for appointments, according to VA audit details released Monday.

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Related Topix: US Military, Life, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WHAS11

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges. That includes a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Related Topix: Life, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thenew995fm.com

La. VA Secretary Pleased With Approval Of New Vets Clinics In La.

The head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs says new veterans clinics approved for Lafayette and Lake Charles under a bi-partisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' access to health care is "a great step in the right direction."

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Related Topix: Life, Lafayette, LA, Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The department will decide whether any discipline is warranted based on the recommendations of the school's academic review board, Provost Lance Betros said.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, United States Army War College, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life

CBS Local

Verdict Reached In Murder Trial Of Roommate Accused Of Killing Army Vet

A verdict has been reached and will be read Tuesday in the murder trial of an Orange County man accused of killing his roommate.

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Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Life, Cal State Fullerton

SFGate

Here's How To Fix The United States Department Of Veterans Affairs

Over the past few days, key developments have taken place in Washington, DC, indicating that an urgently needed new chapter for the Veterans Affairs Administration is set to commence.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Bernie Sanders, Medicine

The Star Press

VA inspector says Alabama doctor's acts may be insurance fraud

A sign outside the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System complex in Montgomery, Ala., reads, "Veterans, yes we will be open, " on Friday, April 8, 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, US Politics, Montgomery, AL, Medicine, Life, Health Insurance, Health

Miami New Times

Iraq Veteran Nick Cutter's Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital

The man eating breakfast certainly looked like Nicholas Cutter. He had the same pale skin.

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Related Topix: Life

WJRT

Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit.

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Related Topix: US News, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Life, Medicine, Nursing, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

Merced Sun-Star

Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., take the stairs to a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care that would authorize at least $17 billion to fix ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Life, Medicine, Nursing

The Washington Post

Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

Duncan Banner

Stranger's generosity stuns Ohio veteran

Vietnam War veteran David A. Tobias was overwhelmed recently when a fellow customer at an OfficeMax store near Ashtabula, Ohio paid for a computer he was purchasing.

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Related Topix: Life, Ashtabula, OH

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that the clinics made it into the agreement between the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate veterans affairs committees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Democrat, Life, Louisiana

Reuters

U.S. judge tells jury to take one more shot at Ventura verdict

A U.S. judge on Monday asked a jury to try one more time in a defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura when the panel said it could not reach a verdict after about five days of deliberations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Life

Brandon Sun

Korean War monument unveiled in Burlington, Ont., to honour eight navy ships

A monument dedicated to eight Royal Canadian Navy ships that served in the Korean War was unveiled in Burlington, Ont., Monday, to mark the 61st anniversary of the armistice to end the war.

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Related Topix: Canada, Life

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