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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, listens to testimony at a special hearing of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Miller warns VA: Don't block American Legion inspections of facilities

    The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said he will start assigning his staff to accompany American Legion-backed inspections of veterans' facilities after officials allegedly blocked investigators from completing an on-site evaluation in Seattle.

  • Jeff Miller, with the NFL, speaks during a news conference on health and safety at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)

    NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in '13 than '12

    The number of concussions in the NFL dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to data the league released Thursday and touted as a result of its efforts to better protect players' heads.

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 file photo, TSA officials check check passengers entering a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. A federal probe of a Transportation Security Administration program to screen suspicious behavior of passengers at airports suggests the effort, which has cost almost $1 billion since 2007, has not been proven effective, according to a report released Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Bill makes TSA give up loose change

    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.

  • President Barack Obama applauds as Harold Fritz, president of the Congressional Honor Society is introduced during a ceremony commemorating Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Despite Obama's rosy assessment, veterans still wait an average of 300 days for benefits

    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.

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    NFL draft security stepped up at Radio City Music Hall

    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.

  • SGT. SHAFT: Veteran living in the U.K. wants info on benefits

    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.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, listens to testimony at a special hearing of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    House panel promises more aggressive oversight of Veterans Affairs

    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.

  • SGT. SHAFT: Can a widow's benefits be reinstate after a divorce?

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: I read your Nov. 17, 2010, post related to a woman seeking her military ID after having divorced her second husband. You stated that she could get her ID card but not medical benefits. Do you have a sense for whether or not widow's benefits could be reinstated after a divorce?

  • SGT. SHAFT: Vet seeks information on prostate cancer claim

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: My wife recently suffered a heart attack during her sleep and died. One week later, I was informed that I had prostate cancer. In May 2011, I filed a claim with VA, and heard nothing, I filed another claim August 2011. Thanks to your intervention, I received a call from a VA rep in Oakland and notification of scheduled medical appointments on May 5, and 6. On May 22, I received a packet requesting any supporting documentation, which I then sent to them.

  • Developer Tim Toben testified at former Sen. John Edwards' campaign finance corruption trial Tuesday that in 2008 he warned the campaign of Barack Obama to look closely at rumors about Mr. Edwards' infidelity. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Lawmakers question VA plans for more staff

    Members of Congress expressed doubts Tuesday on plans by the Department of Veterans Affairs' to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care.

  • Blacked Out: Power outage delays Steelers, 49ers

    Candlestick Park went dark twice in the San Francisco 49ers' much-anticipated return to prime time.

  • Blacked Out: Power outage delays Steelers, 49ers

    Candlestick Park went dark twice in the San Francisco 49ers' much-anticipated return to prime time.

  • SGT. SHAFT: Is British vet's spouse eligible for a pension?

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: My father worked for the British army for 5 years from 1941 and served in Egypt, Rangoon and Malaysia. My mother is 85 years old and lives with me. Since I am nearing retiring age, I will find it difficult to sustain her medical bills in the near future. Therefore, can you let me know whether she is eligible for a pension and how can I get about appealing for same.

  • SGT. SHAFT: Will TRICARE cover my medical testing?

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: My doctor has approved use of the Phillips Self Testing PT/INR machine. Medicare will pay 80 percent of the test strip cost. Does TRICARE cover PT/INR self testing? Thank you.

  • Jeff Miller

    EDITORIAL: Sacking Shuler

    Jeff Miller is the Republican challenger for Congress in North Carolina's 11th district. The incumbent, Rep. Heath Shuler, was elected on the 2006 wave that swept Democrats into power on Capitol Hill. Most Washingtonians loathe Mr. Shuler as one of the Redskins' worst draft picks of all time, who in his previous career bilked the team for millions and was traded away as a total flop. It's time to send Mr. Shuler packing again.

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