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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Public agency serves vets better: Front Burner

    In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    HPV vaccine The department of health provides free HPV vaccine for both males and females ages 9 to 26 at the following clinics. Call to make an appointment. •Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, SW, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6633 •Parole...
  • Why Can Lenders Charge Interest After Mortgage Paid Off?

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade — they've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal...
  • VA director: 'Oscar the Grouch' training materials depicted grouchy employees, not veterans

    VA director: 'Oscar the Grouch' training materials depicted grouchy employees, not veterans
    A top Veterans Affairs administrator in Philadelphia insisted Wednesday that the photos of Oscar the Grouch peppered on its internal training materials weren't meant to depict cranky veterans. Instead, Director Diana Rubens said, the image of the crass...
  • Dr. Joseph Tarnoff, longtime surgeon, dies at 100

     Dr. Joseph Tarnoff, longtime surgeon, dies at 100
    Joseph Tarnoff's accomplishments in life were many — he was a World War II veteran and surgeon who practiced into his 80s — but he was never one to crow about the things he had done. Instead, Dr. Tarnoff would be the first to say he could...
  • VA inquiry stops short of linking deaths to delays in care in Phoenix

    On the same day President Obama pledged to regain veterans’ trust, Department of Veterans Affairs investigators reported that they had been unable to prove that delays in medical care caused any deaths at the VA medical center in Phoenix,...
  • Texas voter ID law: Discriminatory or common sense?

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in South Texas that the Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by harming blacks' and Latinos'...
  • Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December

    Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December
    Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December. Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
  • Many health care jobs offer good pay, require less schooling

    Jim Padovano was immediately drawn to the operating room when he got a chance as a young man to watch open-heart surgery. "I was just knocked out by the atmosphere and the camaraderie," he said. The experience spurred him to become a surgical technician...
  • A battle of ideas

    Most consider Labor Day the unofficial last day of summer. School begins today for area children and Hampton University students as well, lending an air of excitement to the proceedings. And it is easy to envision a gradual decline in the temperature to...
  • Scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news from The Morning Call Watchdog

    Scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news from The Morning Call Watchdog
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog dug up last week, from land surveyor...