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House approves VA health care overhaul

37 min 50 sec ago
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
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Report: Colin Powell, others kept in dark about CIA techniques after 9/11

38 min 50 sec ago
A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S.
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Report: Navy Yard response slowed by closed systems

40 min 50 sec ago
Investigation reveals new details of a frantic manhunt.
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Chiefs list coming next week

43 min 50 sec ago
The wait is nearly over for more than 16,000 first class petty officers eager to see if they made chief.
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IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims

46 min 50 sec ago
Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector General
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General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

1 hour 5 min ago
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

1 hour 6 min ago
Investigators are looking into whether the boy found dead Sunday in a C-130J wheel well was seen earlier trying to reach aircraft at an airfield in Bamako, Mali, said Eberhard Bayer, a spokesman for the German prosecutor's office.
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Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

1 hour 7 min ago
They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized for more than their military exploits.
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Where would new VA medical facilities be located?

2 hours 1 min ago
Several new Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened if a House-Senate compromise bill designed to shorten delays in treating veterans becomes law.
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CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

2 hours 50 min ago
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
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Sailor's world-record attempt will benefit wounded warriors

4 hours 3 min ago
A sailor based in Washington state is looking to one-up a world record set by a Navy SEAL and raise money for wounded troops - all through the power of pullups.
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More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

4 hours 18 min ago
Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.
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Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville

4 hours 34 min ago
Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.
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No report expected just yet on LCS alternative

4 hours 49 min ago
For those of you with July 31 marked on your calendars as a red-letter day in the Navy's Small Surface Combatant (SSC) program - hold that thought.
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Future of fast supply ships questioned

8 hours 12 min ago
While lawmakers routinely question the Navy about aircraft carriers, submarines, cruisers and other warships, it's rare that the lowly combat logistics force comes into the congressional viewfinder.
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Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:55
House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
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Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:47
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.
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Ex-sailor pleads guilty to sex trafficking child

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:21
A former Navy sailor has pleaded guilty to crossing state lines for sex trafficking of a child.
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VA manipulated vets' appointment data, audit finds

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:12
Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system.
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House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:10
House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping five Taliban prisoners for prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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