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President Barack Obama speaks during a dedication ceremony for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial on October 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. The memorial is dedicated to U.S. veterans severely injured in war. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Dedicates New Memorial Honoring Disabled Veterans

The District is home to a new memorial — this one is in honor of the nation’s disabled veterans.

10/05/2014

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)

Veterans Affairs: No Proof Delays At VA Hospital Caused Deaths

The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

08/26/2014

Sloan Gibson testifies during a hearing before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

VA Official: Wait Times For Vets, Probes Of Employees Accused Of Falsifying Data Can Be Cleared Up In 2 Years

Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.

08/07/2014

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.

07/28/2014

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

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