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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

    VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on "CBS Evening...
  • Hampton VA: Needing space, offices become exam rooms

    Hampton VA: Needing space, offices become exam rooms
    With patients streaming through the door at nearly four times the national average, space is at a premium inside the Hampton VA Medical Center. That explains why the hospital's chief of primary care didn't mind waving goodbye to administrative offices...
  • Isakson vows to ease 40-mile limit on VA Choice Card

    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), new chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, promises to push for two critical changes to soften a restrictive 40-mile rule on user eligibility under the VA Choice Card program. If Isakson succeeds, thousands...
  • Indian powwow will promote 'Peace and Unity for All Nations'

    Indian powwow will promote 'Peace and Unity for All Nations'
    Thundering Spirit Powwow is this weekend at Renninger's Antiques and Farmers Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. This year's theme is "Peace and Unity for All Nations." Gates open at 10 a.m. daily, except Friday, Children's Day, which has...
  • After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring

     After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring
    He looked on as the American flag was hoisted toward an overcast sky. Behind it, the sleek lines of the new Orlando VA hospital ascended just as high. As he rose from his wheelchair to the sounds of the national anthem, Ret. Col. Earle Denton saluted the...
  • FDA should do its job; 16 million US kids are inhaling dangerous substances

    In 2014, the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year was "vape." The FDA should take a hint from the OED and write its own definition of e-cigarettes a definition that will treat them as a tobacco product. Congress created the FDA in 1906 amidst...
  • Orlando growth must get beyond low-wage jobs, government projects

    Orlando growth must get beyond low-wage jobs, government projects
    Right now, folks are bullish on Central Florida's economy. The Sentinel's January "Forecast" was full of builders giddy about big new projects: the expansion of Interstate 4, Orlando International Airport, SunRail and the Wekiva Parkway, and new...
  • House backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses

    The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct. The bill, approved on a voice vote, is one of several measures proposed by GOP lawmakers to...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • Public hearing to come in fight over bringing homeless to Midlothian Manor

    Public hearing to come in fight over bringing homeless to Midlothian Manor
    Members of the public will soon get the chance to speak their minds about PADS of Lake County potentially moving its Safe Haven program to unincorporated Lake County's Midlothian Manor. Shortly after filing civil action against the county on Feb. 2,...
  • Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare

    Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare
    Under the Affordable Care Act, Illinois hospitals have secured $34.9 million in research funding since 2012 to help them find answers to some of the most elusive health care questions. The latest — and largest — round of funding is expected...