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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret. At a news conference outside VA...
  • The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?

    The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?
    Really? The secretary of Veterans Affairs? Surely there is no one who should better understand how offensive it is to lie about one's military service than the secretary of Veterans Affairs. Yet that's exactly what Robert McDonald did the night he...
  • VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

    VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on "CBS Evening...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be...
  • Indian powwow will promote 'Peace and Unity for All Nations'

    Indian powwow will promote 'Peace and Unity for All Nations'
    Thundering Spirit Powwow is this weekend at Renninger's Antiques and Farmers Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. This year's theme is "Peace and Unity for All Nations." Gates open at 10 a.m. daily, except Friday, Children's Day, which has...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • Public hearing to come in fight over bringing homeless to Midlothian Manor

    Public hearing to come in fight over bringing homeless to Midlothian Manor
    Members of the public will soon get the chance to speak their minds about PADS of Lake County potentially moving its Safe Haven program to unincorporated Lake County's Midlothian Manor. Shortly after filing civil action against the county on Feb. 2,...
  • Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare

    Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare
    Under the Affordable Care Act, Illinois hospitals have secured $34.9 million in research funding since 2012 to help them find answers to some of the most elusive health care questions. The latest — and largest — round of funding is expected...
  • VA's 'choice' program for health care off to slow start

    Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide. Only 27,000 veterans have...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Afghan peace talks with Taliban could begin soon as president says hopes high for peace After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, diplomats and experts said as President...
  • Hearing on drug prescriptions at Tomah VA to be held locally

    A congressional hearing prompted by three deaths and reports of overmedication at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah will be held locally, officials said Thursday. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who said last month she accepts responsibility for not...