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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.
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.
Doctors at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Puerto Rico released a patient who was suffering from delirium and barely able to function, ignoring evaluations by staff nurses, an investigation found — the latest in a string of high-profile incidents at the department's medical facilities.
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.
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Mr. Miller said he wants congressional staff to accompany the reviews to ensure the cooperation between the VA and the American Legion is maintained.
"The recent actions of the Veterans Benefits Administration are perceived as deliberate and retaliatory, and I caution that any obstruction to external review of VBA's work product is contrary to both transparency and government accountability," said Chairman Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, in a letter sent to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Friday and made public this week.