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VA Hospital Scandal

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The death of as many as 40 patients allegedly waiting for care at a Phoenix VA hospital has sparked outrage and led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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VA Fires Four Senior Executives in Wake of Patient Wait Time Scandal

VA: No Proof Delayed Medical Care Caused Deaths in Phoenix

VA's Opaque Discipline Process Clouds Outcomes in Wait-Time Scandal

Obama Signs VA Health Care Overhaul

VA Improperly Billing Insurers for Veterans' Service-Related Care

Answer the Questionnaire: Vets Group Asks Vets to Rate VA Healthcare

VA Committee Chair: What Went Wrong at VA, and What Must Be Done To Fix It

Congress Finishes Some Work, But Fails to Act on Border

House Approves $17-Billion Bipartisan VA Health Care Fix

Robert McDonald Confirmed as new Head of Veterans Affairs

Lawmakers Reach $17 Billion Veterans Affairs Deal Lawmakers Reach $17 Billion Veterans Affairs Deal Lawmakers Reach $17 Billion Veterans Affairs Deal
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Lawmakers Reach $17 Billion Veterans Affairs Deal

Lawmakers Unveil Compromise Bill To Aid Veterans Hospitals

30 Serious Incidents in 18 Months at D.C.-Area VA Facilities, Records Show

VA Hospital Mistakenly Declares Live Patient Dead VA Hospital Mistakenly Declares Live Patient Dead VA Hospital Mistakenly Declares Live Patient Dead
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VA Hospital Mistakenly Declares Live Patient Dead

Whistleblowers Offer Tips on How to Fix VA Whistleblowers Offer Tips on How to Fix VA Whistleblowers Offer Tips on How to Fix VA
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Whistleblowers Offer Tips on How to Fix VA

VA Whistleblowers Say They Faced Retaliation for Reporting Problems

Obama Nominates former CEO to Transform VA

Robert McDonald: Can the Procter & Gamble CEO Clean Up the VA?

Obama to Nominate Robert McDonald as Head of Veterans Affairs

Performance Mismanagement: How an Unrealistic Goal Fueled VA Scandal

VA Whistleblower: 'I Feel Horrible About What I've Done' VA Whistleblower: 'I Feel Horrible About What I've Done' VA Whistleblower: 'I Feel Horrible About What I've Done'
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VA Whistleblower: 'I Feel Horrible About What I've Done'

Waits for Doctors Vary Widely Outside VA

VA Audit Finds 100,000 Veterans Facing Long Wait for Health Care

Special Counsel Investigates Alleged Retaliation Against 37 VA Whistleblowers

VA Secretary: We're Going To Get Veterans Off Waitlists VA Secretary: We're Going To Get Veterans Off Waitlists VA Secretary: We're Going To Get Veterans Off Waitlists
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VA Secretary: We're Going To Get Veterans Off Waitlists

Acting VA Secretary Vows to Change the Status Quo

Senators Announce Deal on Veterans' Health Care

VA Health Care Nominee Withdraws

Meeting America: The Impact of the VA Scandal Meeting America: The Impact of the VA Scandal Meeting America: The Impact of the VA Scandal
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Meeting America: The Impact of the VA Scandal

VA Shakeup Brings Veterans Mix of Relief, Worry VA Shakeup Brings Veterans Mix of Relief, Worry VA Shakeup Brings Veterans Mix of Relief, Worry
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VA Shakeup Brings Veterans Mix of Relief, Worry

Boehner on VA Scandal: 'Business As Usual Cannot Continue' Boehner on VA Scandal: 'Business As Usual Cannot Continue' Boehner on VA Scandal: 'Business As Usual Cannot Continue'
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Boehner on VA Scandal: 'Business As Usual Cannot Continue'

Boehner: Shinseki's Ouster 'Really Changes Nothing'

Shinseki's Temporary Replacement A Newcomer to VA

Obama: We Must Keep Our Promise to Veterans Obama: We Must Keep Our Promise to Veterans Obama: We Must Keep Our Promise to Veterans
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Obama: We Must Keep Our Promise to Veterans

'With Considerable Regret' Obama Accepts VA Chief's Resignation 'With Considerable Regret' Obama Accepts VA Chief's Resignation 'With Considerable Regret' Obama Accepts VA Chief's Resignation
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'With Considerable Regret' Obama Accepts VA Chief's Resignation

Shinseki Out: Obama Says He's Accepted VA Chief's Resignation

Shinseki: VA Scandal 'Irresponsible' and 'Indefensible' Shinseki: VA Scandal 'Irresponsible' and 'Indefensible' Shinseki: VA Scandal 'Irresponsible' and 'Indefensible'
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Shinseki: VA Scandal 'Irresponsible' and 'Indefensible'

Shinseki Apologizes as 'Serious Talk' With Obama Looms

Members of Congress Call on Shinseki to Resign Members of Congress Call on Shinseki to Resign Members of Congress Call on Shinseki to Resign
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Members of Congress Call on Shinseki to Resign

Obama 'Extremely Troubled' By Preliminary VA Report, Says White House Obama 'Extremely Troubled' By Preliminary VA Report, Says White House Obama 'Extremely Troubled' By Preliminary VA Report, Says White House
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Obama 'Extremely Troubled' By Preliminary VA Report, Says White House

Boehner: I'll Continue to 'Reserve Judgment' On Shinseki

Inspector General Uncovers Disturbing Misconduct at Phoenix VA Inspector General Uncovers Disturbing Misconduct at Phoenix VA Inspector General Uncovers Disturbing Misconduct at Phoenix VA
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Inspector General Uncovers Disturbing Misconduct at Phoenix VA

McCain: Obama Should Fire Shinseki If He Won't Step Down McCain: Obama Should Fire Shinseki If He Won't Step Down McCain: Obama Should Fire Shinseki If He Won't Step Down
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McCain: Obama Should Fire Shinseki If He Won't Step Down

VA Report Confirms Allegations at Phoenix Hospital

Hagel Orders Review of Military Health System

Vet on VA Scandal: Obama Took Too Long to Respond

VA To Let Vets Get More Private Care

Confusion Surrounds VA Failures Confusion Surrounds VA Failures Confusion Surrounds VA Failures
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Confusion Surrounds VA Failures

Boehner 'Getting a Little Closer' to Asking Shinseki to Resign Boehner 'Getting a Little Closer' to Asking Shinseki to Resign Boehner 'Getting a Little Closer' to Asking Shinseki to Resign
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Boehner 'Getting a Little Closer' to Asking Shinseki to Resign

House Orders Three to Testify About VA Documents

Allegations of Compromised Care at Albuquerque VA Allegations of Compromised Care at Albuquerque VA Allegations of Compromised Care at Albuquerque VA
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Allegations of Compromised Care at Albuquerque VA

VA Scandal: Obama Demands Accountability VA Scandal: Obama Demands Accountability VA Scandal: Obama Demands Accountability
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VA Scandal: Obama Demands Accountability

'Culture of Deceit'?: VA Office in N.M. Investigated Phony Wait Times in 2013

Obama on VA Scandal: 'I Will Not Stand For it' Obama on VA Scandal: 'I Will Not Stand For it' Obama on VA Scandal: 'I Will Not Stand For it'
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Obama on VA Scandal: 'I Will Not Stand For it'

Obama: People Will Be 'Punished' if VA Allegations Are True Obama: People Will Be 'Punished' if VA Allegations Are True Obama: People Will Be 'Punished' if VA Allegations Are True
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Obama: People Will Be 'Punished' if VA Allegations Are True

McChrystal: Let's Not 'Overreact' in VA Scandal

The VA Scandal in 96 Seconds The VA Scandal in 96 Seconds The VA Scandal in 96 Seconds
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The VA Scandal in 96 Seconds

Rep. Kinzinger: 'Time for Shinseki to Resign' Rep. Kinzinger: 'Time for Shinseki to Resign' Rep. Kinzinger: 'Time for Shinseki to Resign'
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Rep. Kinzinger: 'Time for Shinseki to Resign'

Ill Will, Accusations From Prior VA Jobs Stalk Director of Phoenix Hospital

Top Official for Veterans' Health Care on Leave Amid Scandal Top Official for Veterans' Health Care on Leave Amid Scandal Top Official for Veterans' Health Care on Leave Amid Scandal
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Top Official for Veterans' Health Care on Leave Amid Scandal

Top Veterans Official Resigns Amid Claims of Poor Care

Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki
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Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki

Interactive Map: Veterans, the VA and Allegations of Health-Care Fraud

Want to Fix VA Health Care? Get Rid of It

VA Docs Defied Opiate Rules in Treating Vets, Audit Finds

Shinseki Not Ready to Resign Over VA Controversy Shinseki Not Ready to Resign Over VA Controversy Shinseki Not Ready to Resign Over VA Controversy
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Shinseki Not Ready to Resign Over VA Controversy

VA Chief: 'We Will Act' if Allegations Are True VA Chief: 'We Will Act' if Allegations Are True VA Chief: 'We Will Act' if Allegations Are True
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VA Chief: 'We Will Act' if Allegations Are True

'We Should All Be Ashamed' of VA Allegations: McCain 'We Should All Be Ashamed' of VA Allegations: McCain 'We Should All Be Ashamed' of VA Allegations: McCain
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'We Should All Be Ashamed' of VA Allegations: McCain

VA Secretary Shinseki Scolded For Failing 'to Connect the Dots'

The VA Scandal Takes Center Stage

Growing Scandal at VA Hospitals Growing Scandal at VA Hospitals Growing Scandal at VA Hospitals
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Growing Scandal at VA Hospitals

Vet: VA Has Done Nothing But Harass Me Vet: VA Has Done Nothing But Harass Me Vet: VA Has Done Nothing But Harass Me
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Vet: VA Has Done Nothing But Harass Me

Memos Show VA Staffers Have Been 'Gaming System' for Six Years

New Generation of Vets Demands a VA for the 21st Century

Tell Us Your VA Health Care Stories

Two on Leave in North Carolina, VA Checks 'Inappropriate Scheduling'

McCain Suggests Jail if VA Allegations Are True McCain Suggests Jail if VA Allegations Are True McCain Suggests Jail if VA Allegations Are True
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McCain Suggests Jail if VA Allegations Are True

VA Whistleblowers Describe Alleged 'Cooking' of the Books

The VA By the Numbers: How Big Is It and Who Uses It?

McCain Says VA Scandal 'Unacceptable,' Expects It to 'Get a Lot Bigger'

VA Secretary Shinseki Must Answer Key Questions from Congress

VA Problems Go Far Beyond Phoenix, Say Government Reports

Whistleblower Says VA Hospital Covered Up Problems, Delayed Care

House Committee Subpoenas Shinseki Amid VA Scandal

VA Head Declines to Quit Over Hospital Scandal

Veterans Affairs Sec. Shinseki 'Angry' Over Alleged VA Hospital Deaths