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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Study: Agent Orange may have affected Air Force workers after Vietnam

    Two dozen U.S. Air Force planes used to spray Agent Orange during the Vietnam War remained contaminated with the herbicide at levels that likely posed a health risk to some personnel who flew on them in the decade after the conflict, according to a new...
  • Veterans: VA hospital nicknamed 'Candy Land' because painkillers given out freely

    Veterans: VA hospital nicknamed 'Candy Land' because painkillers given out freely
    Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wis., hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place "Candy Land." They call the hospital's chief of staff, psychiatrist Dr. David...
  • Do-nothing Congress? See what Florida members say they did in 2014

    Do-nothing Congress? See what Florida members say they did in 2014
    Congress has a reputation as a bunch of bickering do-nothings. It's well-deserved. In fact, I was wondering what on earth Florida's members did all last year. So I asked them. The question I posed: What difference did you make? Every one of them...
  • Edward Brooke, liberal Republican and 1st black popularly elected to US Senate, dies at 95

    Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas, Brooke'...
  • Court halts amphitheater construction on West L.A. veterans campus

    Court halts amphitheater construction on West L.A. veterans campus
    A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to halt construction of an amphitheater on its West Los Angeles campus. A two-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the veterans agency should...
  • Free health screenings in Newport News

    Free health screenings and more will be offered at the Greater Hampton Roads Boys & Girls Club, 629 Hampton Ave., Newport News, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 21. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. Free screenings include:   - eyes, diabetes, breast...
  • The U.S. is ending 2014 with a collective 'I can't breathe'

    If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014. It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...
  • Edward Brooke, 1st black man elected to U.S. Senate, dies

    Former Senator Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black man in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas,...
  • Average stateside housing allowance rises only 0.5 percent

    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million service members living off base in the United States will rise by an average half percentage point in January as two slimming changes to rate calculations take hold. The 2015 BAH rates no longer will...
  • Congress: We went too far on star-rank retirement

    At the urging of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Congress in 2006 took aggressive steps to raise pay and future retirement of currently serving general and admirals, particularly those serving beyond 30 years. Having been a well-compensated...
  • Source: Probes into Philly VA expanded

    Two parallel probes into mismanagement and other problems at the Philadelphia VA benefits office have expanded because of a continuing stream of allegations from employees, according to a source familiar with the reviews. The results of an investigation...