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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA nomination on hold in Senate over Agent Orange dispute

    Three Democratic senators are holding up a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's nominee for Veterans Affairs' top health post, citing the department's delay in extending disability benefits to Air Force reservists possibly exposed to Agent...
  • Boy, 15, among 2 killed, 4 wounded in Tuesday shootings

    Boy, 15, among 2 killed, 4 wounded in Tuesday shootings
    A 15-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were killed Tuesday in separate shootings. They were among six people, including three other teens, shot on the city's South and West sides, police said. The 15-year-old boy was fatally shot Tuesday evening in the...
  • Warner reloads on BRIDGE Act

    The BRIDGE Act, which would create a new federally-funded authority to loan money to states for roads and other infrastructure, is back. Once again, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is again a major supporter. The legislation would seed the authority with up...
  • Want to talk ISIL? Facebook Tim Kaine.

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will take his push for an AUMF for the battle against ISIL to Facebook Thursday. Kaine, D-VA, plans a Facebook Q&A on the topic at 11 a.m. You'll find his Facebook page here. You can ask questions. The U.S. has been conducting...
  • Producer: Cowboy film is real, but Eastwood pitch was not

    Matthew McClintock arrived in full Western garb stretched over his 6-foot, 5 inch frame to pitch a potential investor on a documentary about early Montana cowboys. He said he was talking to Clint Eastwood about narrating the film's opening, he mentioned...
  • VA picks team to devise plan for revitalizing West L.A. campus

    VA picks team to devise plan for revitalizing West L.A. campus
    The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a team to devise a master plan, due Oct. 16, for revitalizing the agency's West Los Angeles campus to best serve veterans in need of housing, health care and other aid. “We will transform...
  • La Grange church offers ministry with comfort dog

    La Grange church offers ministry with comfort dog
    Growing up, we had a moody little poodle who wasn't much for giving or receiving affection. When I had a bad day at school, I'd try to bury my head in the dog's fur, but she would just kind of shrug me off, grumble and walk away. When I was old enough,...
  • Mark Warner: Cool enough for Prince, but not White House Prince

    We have pegged U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's Prince-scaled status in Washington D.C.: Cool enough to attend one of the superstars two shows this past weekend at the Warner Theatre, but not to be at the secret White House show. The show the White House doesn't...
  • Big MARC fare hikes cause riders to press Hogan for hearings

    Big MARC fare hikes cause riders to press Hogan for hearings
    MARC train riders urged Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday to delay fare increases announced by the Maryland Transit Administration and to order the agency to hold public hearings on hikes of as much as 67 percent for weekly ticket purchasers. The MARC Riders...
  • VA seeks to offer aid to some Air Force C-123 reservists

    Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits. The VA...
  • VA nomination on hold in Senate over Agent Orange dispute involving Pa. reservists

    VA nomination on hold in Senate over Agent Orange dispute involving Pa. reservists
    WASHINGTON — Two Democratic senators are holding up a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's nominee for Veterans Affairs' top health post, citing the department's delay in extending disability benefits to Air Force reservists possibly...