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No proof deaths caused by delay in VA care, IG says

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:40
Veterans Affairs leaders say they're relieved that investigators have found no evidence of patient deaths connected to serious medical appointment delay problems at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, but said the months-long review still points to numerou
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Undersecretary hosts closed-door debates over HQ cuts, strategy

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:33
To map deep cuts throughout Army headquarters, or decide any other thorny issue facing the service, the Army's top leadership has launched a new weekly power huddle at the Pentagon.
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HUD: Number of homeless veterans continues to drop

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:39
The number of homeless veterans dropped under 50,000 last year, the fourth consecutive year of decreases since White House officials refocused efforts on getting that population into stable housing.
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Syrian official warns U.S.: No unilateral airstrikes

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:11
Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.
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Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:09
An enraged soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects around the office as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said.
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VA details sweeping changes to speed care to veterans

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:55
The Department of Veterans Affairs promises sweeping changes - and ample contrition - in a prepared response to an inspector general's report due this week on a scandal over delayed health care for veterans.
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Iraq premier-designate: Militias must follow state

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:36
Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates.
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Research raises concerns for new Army helmet design

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:06
Tests by Navy researchers on a new Army and Marine helmet design, complete with a visor and a jaw protector, showed blast waves could bounce off the added components and produce unexpected pressure, according to a recent research paper.
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1st lieutenants wanted for spec ops jobs

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:02
Regular Army first lieutenants with a yen to serve in special operations will be considered for possible branch transfers to Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations by a board that meets April 20-24.
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Sergeant's death in Afghanistan under investigation

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:34
Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley died Friday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced.
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