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1 hr ago | ABC News

VA Scandal Taking Center Role in 2014 Political Ads

Judging by candidates' ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America's veterans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Bruce Braley

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

5A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That's a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Drugs

9 hrs ago | KKTV

Eastern Colorado VA resumes surgeries

The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System resumed surgical procedures Thursday.

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Related Topix: Life

13 hrs ago | Lewistown Sentinel

VA scandal still leaves much to be explained

It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital.

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Related Topix: Life

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Detroit Free Press

State of Michigan can be sued over death of WWII vet at vets home

The state can be sued over the death of a World War II veteran with dementia who was attacked after wandering into another man's room at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Life

CBS Local

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Life, Fort Hood, TX

Army Times

Alabama VA employee accused of sexually abusing patient

A Veterans Affairs Southeast Network employee who works at the Tuskegee VA medical center and was charged with sexual abuse of a veteran patient in February is still receiving a paycheck.

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Related Topix: Life, Tuskegee, AL

Post and Courier

3 people, including victim's granddaughter, charged in assault on disabled Rock Hill veteran

Ben Patrick Smith, 41, of Charlotte ; Kaylan Elaine Whiteside, 21, of Rock Hill; and Wolfgang William Liewald, 32, of Rock Hill; are each charged with attempted robbery and burglary in the home invasion robbery of a disabled veteran in Rock Hill.

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Related Topix: Rock Hill, SC, York County, SC, Life

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Wisconsin Civil War veteran will be posthumously h...

A Wisconsin war veteran from long ago will be honored, over 150 years after his heroics helped shaped the outcome of the Civil War.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Kind, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, History in the News, Delafield, WI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Sheffield Star

Sheffield World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

He fought through a world war, rose through the ranks of policing, and even survived deadly Spanish flu as a child... The great-grandfather-of-seven's extraordinary century has included brushes with death not just during World War Two - when he encountered victims of the Belsen concentration camp - but also as a little boy.

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Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Life, Natural Disasters, Epidemic, Cheshire County, England,

CNews

Shooter at Virginia base was Iraq war veteran

The U.S. Army on Wednesday identified the soldier who fatally shot herself at a Virginia base this week as Sergeant First Class Paula Walker, an Iraq war veteran.

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Related Topix: Life, US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Lee, Yonkers, NY

The Daily Caller

Philadelphia VA Depicts Vets As 'Oscar The Grouch'

A slideshow presented to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees ahead of a Wednesday town hall meeting depicted veterans as the garbage can-dwelling Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch - a characterization that some say perpetuates the negative stereotype that veterans are hostile and angry.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, The Grouch, Caroll Spinney, Life, US News, Conservative Political News

WITN

Former Marine Assaulted In Possible Retaliation Of Michael Brown's Death

A former Marine and Iraq War veteran is in the hospital after he and another man were attacked in a restaurant parking lot.

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Related Topix: Life, Ferguson, MO

LA Daily News

Former Iraq war veteran deemed competent to stand trial in fatal Reseda shooting

An Iraq war veteran accused of fatally shooting an elderly man and critically injuring the man's wife at their Reseda apartment last December was deemed competent to stand trial earlier this month, the defendant's attorney said.

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Related Topix: Life, Reseda, CA, Los Angeles, CA

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Marine, war veteran beaten in possible hate crime

A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran was attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life, Ferguson, MO

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KSWO

McAffrey, Russell hold lead in US House races

A state senator and an Iraqi war veteran were holding early leads in their parties' primary runoffs as election officials counted votes in an Oklahoma City-area congressional district.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma

KOB-TV

Medals awarded to late World War II veteran's family

The New Mexico National Guard on Tuesday presented a Santa Fe woman and her family with combat medals on behalf of her father, a late World War II veteran.

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Related Topix: Life, Santa Fe, NM, Albuquerque, NM

The Leaf-Chronicle

VA scandal probe targets potential obstructionVA scandal probe...

VA scandal probe targets potential obstruction VA Office of Inspector General: 93 VA healthcare sites across country being investigated Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1pdRTi2 This VA hospital in Phoenix is at the center of a management scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs involving the doctoring of records ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

KTMF

Obama vows justice in murder of American

His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, North Carolina Government, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat

Bangor Daily News

Obama plans executive steps to boost veterans' mental health care

President Barack Obama, weeks after signing legislation to fix delays in veterans' healthcare, will unveil a series of executive actions on Tuesday aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

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Related Topix: Life

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