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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...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Baltimore VA head promises to restore trust — in time

    New Baltimore VA head promises to restore trust — in time
    Veterans who showed up at the Baltimore offices of the VA had many things to gripe about — an 800 number that never seemed to work, a confusing process for getting benefits for PTSD and a feeling that the process of applying for help robbed them...
  • Edward Brooke, 1st black man elected to U.S. Senate, dies

    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,...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Edward Hines, longtime chairman and CEO of family lumber company, dies at 79

     Edward Hines, longtime chairman and CEO of family lumber company, dies at 79
    Edward Hines spent more than 50 years working for the family lumber business that his grandfather founded in 1892. As president and CEO of Edward Hines Lumber Co. for more than 25 years, Mr. Hines navigated the firm through building booms and busts...
  • Blumenthal Pushing To Resurrect Vets Suicide Prevention Bill

    Blumenthal Pushing To Resurrect Vets Suicide Prevention Bill
    HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is resurrecting a measure to help prevent suicide among the armed forces and service veterans. The Democrat appeared in Hartford on Tuesday with the leaders of state veterans' organizations to tout...