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The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Deal To Improve Veterans Health Care Authorizes $15B In Emergency Spending

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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Aerial photo of the National Mall. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Nearing Completion in D.C.

The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial will be the first memorial in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries.

07/23/2014

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lt. Gov. Brown Details Proposals to Help Veterans

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says he would exempt military retirement income from state income taxes for the majority of veterans.

07/17/2014

Larry Hogan, the republican candidate for governor in Maryland. (Photo from Larry Hogan)

Hogan: Eliminate Income Tax on Military Pensions

Republican Larry Hogan says he would push to eliminate Maryland’s income tax on military pensions, if he is elected governor.

07/16/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Military To Develop Brain Implants For Injured Vets

Scientists will develop wireless implants that can help people with traumatic brain injuries recover memory function.

07/09/2014

This May 19, 2014 photo shows a  a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Whistle-Blower Claims Phoenix VA Covered-Up Deaths Of At Least 7 Vets

A whistle-blower claims that the Phoenix VA tried to hide the deaths of at least seven veterans who died while awaiting care.

06/24/2014

A Veterans Affairs whistleblower says that department hospitals not only kept veterans waiting for months, but her supervisors used “a simple computer trick” to make it appear that veterans had no wait times at all. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Visits Baltimore

Acting U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson met Tuesday with administrators in Baltimore to strategize on improving lengthy delays for veterans in need of medical help in Maryland, where a recent audit showed the average wait time is 81 days for new patients seeking a primary-care doctor.

06/17/2014

A veteran prepares to place roses at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington for Father's Day. (credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1)

Hundreds Attend Father’s Day Ceremony at Vietnam Memorial

Hundreds of people spent Father’s Day paying tribute to American soldiers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

06/15/2014

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

Senate Backs Bill to Improve Health Care for Vets

The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who’ve endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved Tuesday in the House. Lawmakers say they are optimistic a compromise version can soon be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

06/11/2014

A Veterans Affairs whistleblower says that department hospitals not only kept veterans waiting for months, but her supervisors used “a simple computer trick” to make it appear that veterans had no wait times at all. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Audit: More Than 57,000 Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling.

06/09/2014

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