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Trump-tapped group presents plan for sweeping VA reforms

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, a conservative-backed group that has gained more influence since the election is renewing its effort to transfer oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities to a government-chartered nonprofit. It’s also seeking to expand veterans’ private-sector health care options.

Georgia cemetery baffled by mysterious theft of flags from veteran's section

Weeks after Veterans Day, someone steals the American flag and the banner for the U.S. Marine Corps at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Macon, Ga.

Florida woman arrested for fraudulently collecting cash donations for disabled veteran

Maureen R. Maloney, 54, is charged with scheming to defraud, a third-degree felony, following an investigation that began in May.

ProPublica files lawsuit seeking VA correspondence related to Agent Orange

The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction compelling the government to immediately release correspondence about Agent Orange, an herbicide used to kill vegetation during the Vietnam War, including documents sent to and received by Dr. David Shulkin, the VA’s undersecretary for health.

Florida veterans treatment court comes up short of mentors

The Manatee County Veterans Treatment Court has been trying to find enough veterans to mentor other veterans assigned to complete the rehabilitation program.

VA terminates lease for planned Washington clinic

A long-awaited new veterans outpatient clinic in Bremerton, Wash. has been delayed a great deal longer. VA Puget Sound Health Care System terminated a lease of a potential new space due to seismic concerns.

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