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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Warner: Take a look at this Facebook thing

    U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, asked the Federal Trade Commission this week to take a close look at Facebook's experiment on users' emotional responses. The company revealed that it tweaked news feeds for hundreds of thousands of users, including more...
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  • UPDATE: After Hobby Lobby Kaine, Warner back RFRA changes

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, has backed a Democratic response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. The court's decision said that closely held companies - those without a lot of shareholders - don't have to offer insurance policies...
  • Spike In Connecticut VA Wait Times Unacceptable

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal can't be blamed for his double-take at numbers showing there's been a tripling of Connecticut veterans forced to wait more than 30 days to receive medical care at federal veterans' facilities in this state. Coming months...
  • Bill seeks to help reduce suicides among veterans

    WASHINGTON The mother of a decorated Marine who took his life moved from grief to action Thursday as she called on Congress to do more to help stem the spike in veterans' suicides. Susan Selke described the tragic saga of her son, Marine Corps Sgt....
  • Chicago firm to build Orlando veterans medical simulation complex

    Chicago firm to build Orlando veterans medical simulation complex
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a Chicago-based construction company a $20 million contract to build the veterans' medical simulation training center at Lake Nona, the agency said Thursday. Archer Western/DeMaria Joint Venture VIII of...
  • VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency

    Veterans Affairs workers who complained to supervisors about quality of care, time-card fraud, mismanagement and excessive spending told lawmakers Tuesday that they faced a "culture of retaliation" that discouraged whistle-blowing in the long-troubled...
  • L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless

    L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless
    Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County may not be as difficult as housing them all, but it is a daunting challenge nonetheless. In early 2013, an army of 5,000 volunteers, under the direction of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority — a...
  • Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut

     Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover-ups of poor performance at veterans' health facilities, there's been a sharp upturn in the number of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive...
  • American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program

    American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program
    When you think of war veterans, the thought of homelessness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, many veterans fall into that sometimes invisible category of people - the kind of people that live under bridges, in alleyways, and in...
  • Veterans complain about clinic care

    HIBBING, Minn. The 6-inch scar running down the middle of Lonnie Lee's chest is one sign that all might not be well at the Veterans Affairs clinic here. Lee, a 65-year-old Navy veteran from Vietnam, wears the scar as a badge of honor. He had to wait five...