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3 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records... After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Life, Veteran Affairs

5 hrs ago | New York Magazine

Lawmakers Finally Hammer Out a Plan to Fix the VA System

Negotiators from both houses of Congress have finally hammered out an agreement that will address the many issues plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

VA did not reveal all veterans' cancer numbers to Congress

The C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Seminole decided to report to Congress only cases where it determined veterans were seriously harmed by delays in receiving consultation for gastro-intestinal cancer.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Republican

WTVG-TV Toledo

River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight

A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

WTVG-TV Toledo

Police: Family of 5 dead in Maine

Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead. State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the bodies of a father, mother and three children were found Sunday afternoon inside an apartment in downtown Saco.

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Related Topix: Saco, ME, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

The Washington Post

House, Senate negotiators reach deal on veterans bill

House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal Monday.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Republican, US House of Representatives, Medicine, Nursing, John McCain

ABC News

APNewsBreak: Tentative Deal Reached on VA Reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

WSB-TV

Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider: Congress stumbles toward a summer break

The focus in the Congress this week is on getting a few things done before the annual summer break for lawmakers, as after this Friday, the House and Senate won't be in legislative session again until after Labor Day, what's known in Washington, D.C. as the August Recess.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

EDITORIAL: A self-inflicted VA crisis we cannot afford

The headlines screamed from the pages of the nation’s newspapers. In November 2013, USA Today said, “Many veterans still wait weeks for mental health care.” The newspaper reported that while veterans were committing suicide at a rate of 22 per day, it took more than two weeks to get a first-time psychiatric appointment.

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Related Topix: USA Today, Publishing, Media, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Post-gazette.com

Jack Kelly: More rot at today's VA

CNN's Drew Griffin, whose reporting on secret waiting lists at the medical center in Phoenix led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, said a short time later that dysfunction and corruption are so widespread and deeply ingrained in the VA that just making a change at the top won't change much.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Crooks and Liars

Andrea Mitchell Allows IAVA's Tarantino To Attack Sen. Bernie Sanders ...

MSNBC's Mrs. Greenspan allowed the IAVA's Tom Tarantino to pretend the problem with legislation being obstructed by Republicans which would address some of the problems at the VA is all Bernie Sanders' fault.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Liberal Political News

NBC Los Angeles

Hundreds of Vets Died or Injured Under VA Care, Data Shows

The department is already under fire for delayed wait times and misconduct, and new data reveals a spike in the number of patients who died or were seriously injured in its care According to data released to NBC News, the number of veterans seriously injured or killed under VA care has risen dramatically.

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Medical News

GOP and Dems' Feud over funding threatens bill to fix VA

With only a week before the August recess, negotiations broke down over how much money to spend and how to pay for it.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Health

Fri Jul 25, 2014

NBC Connecticut

Longer and Longer Wait Times at VA Facilities

As veteran patients wait longer and longer for health care in Connecticut, at least one senator's patience is running out.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US House of Representatives

Verde Independent

Acting VA chief says Phoenix was 'most troubled' site, but is improving

BY RYAN HOWES Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON - Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson called the Phoenix VA "clearly the most troubled location" in a troubled system, but assured lawmakers Thursday that improvements are being made.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had a public spat Thursday that appeared to jeopardize efforts to agree on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Nursing, Medicine

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Washington Examiner

Lesson for lawmakers: Don't be AWOL when oversight is required

Iowa's U.S. Senate race is one of the nation's most entertaining. Its Republican nominee was propelled from obscurity by a television commercial about hog castration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Republican, Life, Veteran Affairs, Tom Coburn, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election

The Washington Post

Readers speak out about IRS, VA and senior executives

The Federal Diary gets lots of reader reaction via e-mail, snail mail and online posts.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Myrtle Beach Online

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Both proposals would scale back separate House- and Senate-passed bills after lawmakers in both parties expressed shock at price tags totaling more than $35 billion.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., at right, speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, July 10, during a news conference on a bill to combat veteran suicides.

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