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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
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Topic - Jeff Miller
Passengers who leave their change at airport security checkpoints may not know they're doing it, but they're actually giving the TSA all of that money — and it amounts to about half a million dollars a year.
Despite rosy platitudes from President Obama on Veterans Day, more than 700,000 former servicemen and women remain waiting for medical benefits owed to them because of a backlogged system that takes an average of 300 days to navigate.
When the intensely private Rep. Michael H. Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly gay congressman joked that the Maine Democrat had never registered on his "gaydar."
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If you didn't do a job, would you still get paid? That's what federal investigators fear is happening at the Veterans Affairs Department's network of health care providers, with the government paying millions of dollars for work that might not be getting done, or giving thousands to doctors who leave in the middle of surgery or make patients wait for hours.
Military veterans were unfairly targeted by an Energy Department office that changed evaluations for job applications so it wouldn’t have to consider hiring certain individuals, a federal watchdog said.
Military veterans were unfairly targeted by an Energy Department office that changed evaluations for job applications so it wouldn't have to consider hiring certain individuals, according to an inspector general's report.
There has been a disturbing increase in America's suicide rate and our job-scarce economy may be one of the reasons why.
The league said Tuesday that spectators who don't consent to the security requirements will be refused admission. The draft begins Thursday night and has sessions Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I need your assistance with my VA claim for heart disease, which was denied by VA for reasons that are not at all clear to me. Thanks for whatever you can do.
Dear Sgt Shaft: I've heard from a veteran friend here in North Carolina that he can get talking prescriptions from the VA hospital. He gets his prescriptions with an special electronic label. They also gave him a free device that reads the electronic labels and speaks the label information out.
Dear Sgt Shaft: I am way out of touch with possible benefits after being honorably discharged in 1977; I actually enlisted in 1971 after serving in Camp Lejeune and also on the MSG program, serving at the American Embassy in London for some three years inclusive. I currently live in the United Kingdom, where I married here and brought up our two daughters. Please give me some help and guide me on any benefits that I can claim, retirement or some other financial benefit.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: Thank you so much for all you did to help me. ... I had a wonderful time on my trip. I challenged myself emotionally and physically and was able to sleep and act without focusing on everyone else's welfare — real respite. I'm hoping to use our respite hours again in late January to take out little ones to Disney.
The truce is over and expect more aggressive oversight in the coming months, a House committee chairman angrily told leaders of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday.
The head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health care fund and eliminate general mail delivery on Saturday.
"The TSA has been keeping the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from your change purse to pay for their bloated bureaucracy," Mr. Miller said.
' with your hard-earned cash, what's the incentive to try to get the loose change to its rightful owners?"