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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • Why the Supreme Court's big Obamacare case never should have been filed

    Why the Supreme Court's big Obamacare case never should have been filed
    King v Burwell, the lawsuit before the Supreme Court that conservatives regard as their last big hope to destroy the Affordable Care Act, has been coming apart on the merits for months.   Now there's evidence that it was never even properly filed....
  • Troubled Veterans Get Treatment, Not Jail

    Troubled Veterans Get Treatment, Not Jail
    Two programs that connect arrested veterans to treatment – rather than jail – report that many are getting their lives back on track. Some 81 percent of veterans in the program run by the Veterans Health Administration have not been arrested...
  • For veterans, having a home is not enough

    Proposed legislation recently introduced in the Senate arrived with a name that is seemingly hard to argue against: the Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act. It is a well-intentioned bill meant to provide support for veterans transitioning into permanent...
  • Sen. Baldwin wants Justice Department review of Tomah VA

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin has asked for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate three deaths and reports of prescription drug abuse at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Baldwin — who said last month she accepts responsibility for not acting...
  • Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

    Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day. "If you are hurting, know this. You are not forgotten," Obama...
  • Senator defends pay commission after hearing critics

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement...
  • Privatized housing residents to feel BAH pinch too

    Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...
  • Our broken promise

    As home to some of the nation's most important military installations, Hampton Roads enjoys a reputation for being friendly to veterans. A great many local residents are active-duty members, served in the armed forces or are family members of those who...
  • Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says

    Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says
    Despite criticism for its response to Ebola in the United States last year, a majority of Americans have a favorable view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The survey...