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Grand Haven Tribune
Former Muskegon restaurant owner pleads guilty to fraudFederal authorities said Pablo Razo Fierro, 66, applied for and began receiving
Former Muskegon restaurant owner pleads guilty to fraud
Grand Haven Tribune / Posted 6 hours ago
Federal authorities said Pablo Razo Fierro, 66, applied for and began receiving disability benefits in 1996 after claiming he had a back injury that prevented him from working. As part of the application process, he promised to notify the Social... Read more
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MLive.com
Ex-owner of Pablo's Tacos pleads guilty to Social Security fraudGRAND RAPIDS, MI – The former owner of Pablo's Tacos, a popular Mexican restaur
Ex-owner of Pablo's Tacos pleads guilty to Social Security fraud
MLive.com / Posted 21 hours ago
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The former owner of Pablo's Tacos, a popular Mexican restaurant in Muskegon, pleaded guilty Monday to Social Security fraud for collecting disability benefits while working. Pablo Razo Fierro, 66, pleaded guilty Aug. 31 in U.S.... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. owes $32.2M, Medicaid report saysThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said New Jersey should repay t
N.J. owes $32.2M, Medicaid report says
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said New Jersey should repay the federal government $32.2 million after a federal audit found medical records and other documents missing when state officials submitted claims for Medicaid... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Airport contractor misrepresented hiring, investigation findsAug. 28--A major janitorial services contractor at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood In
Airport contractor misrepresented hiring, investigation finds
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
Aug. 28--A major janitorial services contractor at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport fell millions of dollars short of its goals for subcontracting local small businesses, an investigation has found. Sunshine Cleaning Systems Inc.... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Airport contractor misrepresented hiring, investigation findsA major janitorial services contractor at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Internation
Airport contractor misrepresented hiring, investigation finds
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
A major janitorial services contractor at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport fell millions of dollars short of its goals for subcontracting local small businesses, an investigation has found. Sunshine Cleaning Systems Inc.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Where Is Lt Ebou Lowe?Mamour M Mbenga Family members are lamenting the disappearance of Lieutenant Eb
Where Is Lt Ebou Lowe?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Mamour M Mbenga Family members are lamenting the disappearance of Lieutenant Ebou Lowe, a former member of the Gambia Armed Forces, since 2006. They say that on the 24 July 2015, when pardoned prisoners were being released by the State, they went to... Read more
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Long Island Press
Rocky Point Woman Pleads Guilty to $4M FraudA Rocky Point woman was among four people who have admitted to committing a $4-
Rocky Point Woman Pleads Guilty to $4M Fraud
Long Island Press / Posted 4 days ago
A Rocky Point woman was among four people who have admitted to committing a $4-million health care fraud scheme over a two and ½ year span. Sophia Lin, 34, and three Queens residents pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit health care fraud... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Hillary Clinton’s email trouble, explained. Or, why emailgate mattersBy John R. Schindler, Los Angeles Times Hillary Rodham Clinton’s effort to qua
Hillary Clinton’s email trouble, explained. Or, why emailgate matters
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
By John R. Schindler, Los Angeles Times Hillary Rodham Clinton’s effort to quash the rising scandal over her misuse of email when she was secretary of state has so far backfired spectacularly. Instead of cutting the story short, she has fanned the... Read more
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Accounting Today
In the Blogs: Goofs GaloreJohn R. Dundon II EA blog: Whichever side of the fence you fall on regarding im
In the Blogs: Goofs Galore
Accounting Today / Posted 4 days ago
John R. Dundon II EA blog: Whichever side of the fence you fall on regarding immigration of undocumented aliens, it amazes almost everyone that a large number of such immigrants actually want to pay their taxes. Apparently they have a lot to learn... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Gadsden man employed at Anniston Army Depot indicted for briberyMark David Thornton, 55, of Gadsden, was charged in an 18-count indictment file
Gadsden man employed at Anniston Army Depot indicted for bribery
The Gadsden Times / Posted 5 days ago
Mark David Thornton, 55, of Gadsden, was charged in an 18-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court. “An individual who supervises prisoners and takes bribes in order to deliver contraband to them corrupts the underpinnings of our prison... Read more
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Business Insider
Eric Holder's corporate law firm is turning into a 'shadow Justice Department'The revolving door between the Department of Justice and a certain corporate la
Eric Holder's corporate law firm is turning into a 'shadow Justice Department'
Business Insider / Posted 5 days ago
The revolving door between the Department of Justice and a certain corporate law firm is spinning faster than ever. On July 6, former Attorney General Eric Holder returned to his previous employer, Covington & Burling — a firm that's represented the... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Clinton's email trouble, explainedAnother View: Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to quash the rising scandal ove
Clinton's email trouble, explained
The Evening Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Another View: Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to quash the rising scandal over her misuse of email when she was secretary of state has so far backfired spectacularly. Instead of cutting the story short, she has... Read more
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Washington Post
Top leaders of Solyndra solar panel company repeatedly misled federal officials, investigation finds(Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) Top leaders of a troubled solar pa
Top leaders of Solyndra solar panel company repeatedly misled federal officials, investigation finds
Washington Post / Posted 6 days ago
(Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) Top leaders of a troubled solar panel company that cost taxpayers a half-billion dollars repeatedly misled federal officials and omitted information about the firm’s financial prospects as they sought to... Read more
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Japan Today
Clinton email imbroglio isn't just politics ‹ Japan TodayIn Las Vegas a few days ago, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed t
Clinton email imbroglio isn't just politics ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 6 days ago
In Las Vegas a few days ago, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to almost crack. Correspondent Ed Henry - yes, representing Clinton nemesis FOX News, but still a journalist with undoubted chops - asked her: “Did you try to wipe the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why Hillary Clinton's email problem won't go awayHillary Rodham Clinton's effort to quash the rising scandal over her misuse of
Why Hillary Clinton's email problem won't go away
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to quash the rising scandal over her misuse of email when she was secretary of state has so far backfired spectacularly. Instead of cutting the story short, she has fanned the flames, and now even some of her backers... Read more
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Washington Post
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemenPresident Obama speaks to the media before signing a memorandum aiming to clamp
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemen
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
President Obama speaks to the media before signing a memorandum aiming to clamp down on companies that service federal student debt on March 10. (Andrew Harnik/AP) The Education Department has grown into one of the biggest money lenders in the... Read more
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Washington Post
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemenPresident Obama speaks to the media before signing a memorandum aiming to clamp
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemen
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
President Obama speaks to the media before signing a memorandum aiming to clamp down on companies that service federal student debt on March 10. (Andrew Harnik/AP) The Education Department has grown into one of the biggest money lenders in the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
North Little Rock firm opens after raidNORTH LITTLE ROCK -- An energy company opened Thursday after being raided by fe
North Little Rock firm opens after raid
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- An energy company opened Thursday after being raided by federal agents. Powers of Arkansas had been closed most of Wednesday while agents searched the company's offices at 5440 Northshore Drive. Agents could be seen removing... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Chat network used by VA staff was a major security risk, investigation saysA chat network used by staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was a m
Chat network used by VA staff was a major security risk, investigation says
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 10 days ago
A chat network used by staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was a major security risk and open to anyone who had ever been a contractor or an employee at the VA, an internal investigation found. According to the VA’s Office of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Transparency and Streamlined Accountability - What Watchdogs, Grant Implementers and OIG WantAidspan hosts regional round table on Global Fund grants management, implementa
Transparency and Streamlined Accountability - What Watchdogs, Grant Implementers and OIG Want
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Aidspan hosts regional round table on Global Fund grants management, implementation and results tracking within recipient countries Both watchdogs and the OIG are having trouble accessing useful and complete country-level data to track and verify... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
An Ever-Greater Number of Watchdogs Are Becoming Global Fund RecipientsThe profusion raises the question of how to manage conflicts of interest "Our
An Ever-Greater Number of Watchdogs Are Becoming Global Fund Recipients
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The profusion raises the question of how to manage conflicts of interest "Our mission has always been to watch the GF. It never crossed our mind that we would be PR. We wanted to keep the GF on its toes. Once you are hungry and somebody waves a... Read more
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ABC News
How a Woman Fell in Love With a Convicted Serial KillerRosalie Bolin says Oscar Ray Bolin is the love of her life, despite the fact th
How a Woman Fell in Love With a Convicted Serial Killer
ABC News / Posted 10 days ago
Rosalie Bolin says Oscar Ray Bolin is the love of her life, despite the fact that he is a convicted killer on death row. "It's a love that I never experienced before," Rosalie recently told ABC News' "20/20." Oscar Ray Bolin was convicted of the... Read more
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Black Press USA
5 Reasons Generic Drugs Cost So Much (AP Photo/Alden Pellett) (CBS News) – If you’ve gone to the pharmacy recentl
5 Reasons Generic Drugs Cost So Much
Black Press USA / Posted 11 days ago
(AP Photo/Alden Pellett) (CBS News) – If you’ve gone to the pharmacy recently, there’s a good chance you may have noticed the cost of a generic drug isn’t what it used to be. That’s because the prices of some... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Update II: DAV Construction Searched by Federal AgentsThe subject of a federal law enforcement search at a North Little Rock office o
Update II: DAV Construction Searched by Federal Agents
Arkansas Business / Posted 11 days ago
The subject of a federal law enforcement search at a North Little Rock office on Wednesday was DAV Construction Co., according to a statement issued Thursday afternoon by Powers of Arkansas. DAV Construction and Powers of Arkansas, an HVAC... Read more
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Quartz
Standing up to a prison bully got me two weeks of solitary confinement - Quartz justice If more than 60 inmate reports of beatings by prison staffe
Standing up to a prison bully got me two weeks of solitary confinement
Quartz / Posted 11 days ago
- Quartz justice If more than 60 inmate reports of beatings by prison staffers in Dannemora aren’t enough... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Seven LaGuardia Airport taxi dispatchers arrested for receiving bribes Seven airport taxi dispatchers were busted in an undercover sting operation a
Seven LaGuardia Airport taxi dispatchers arrested for receiving bribes
Times Newsweekly / Posted 12 days ago
Seven airport taxi dispatchers were busted in an undercover sting operation and charged with unlawfully receiving cash bribes in a taxidispatching scheme at LaGuardia Airport,... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Scathing audit made publicDisabled people in Anderson County were forced to pay for care that they should
Scathing audit made public
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Disabled people in Anderson County were forced to pay for care that they shouldn’t have been billed for, according to a scathing audit released to the Independent Mail on Wednesday. An audit of the Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Susanville inmate shot dead during prison dining hall riotAn inmate at a state prison in Susanville was killed Sunday during a dining hal
Susanville inmate shot dead during prison dining hall riot
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
An inmate at a state prison in Susanville was killed Sunday during a dining hall prison riot, state corrections officials announced Wednesday. Jonathan Velarde, 23, was struck by a round from a Ruger Mini-14 used by correctional officers to fire... Read more
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DMNews
Late Deliveries Raise Concerns of MailersShare this article: Direct mailers and catalogers worry that the Postal Servic
Late Deliveries Raise Concerns of Mailers
DMNews / Posted 15 days ago
Share this article: Direct mailers and catalogers worry that the Postal Service won't be able to predict on-time delivery by the advent of the fall mailing season. Late mail increased by 494 million pieces in the first six months of 2015, a 48%... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Audit faults DEA for lacking oversight of confidential informantsThe Drug Enforcement Administration has authorized workers' compensation payout
Audit faults DEA for lacking oversight of confidential informants
Baltimore Sun / Posted 17 days ago
The Drug Enforcement Administration has authorized workers' compensation payouts to confidential sources without proper evidence and approved the use of hundreds of informants with little review, according to a critical federal audit. The Department... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Sen. Baldwin tours active logging site in Chequamegon-Nicolet National ForestOn Aug. 6, the U.S. Forest Service announced that it had signed a Good Neighbor
Sen. Baldwin tours active logging site in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
On Aug. 6, the U.S. Forest Service announced that it had signed a Good Neighbor Authority Agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that would allow the DNR to perform forest, range line and watershed restoration services in the... Read more
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Washington Post
The mayor is watching: It’s time to get a jobFor more than an hour before the young job seekers arrived on Friday, the D.C.
The mayor is watching: It’s time to get a job
Washington Post / Posted 17 days ago
For more than an hour before the young job seekers arrived on Friday, the D.C. government workers were ready. Big, bold signs advertised the names of companies looking for new hires. A row of laptops stood ready to process the incoming youths. And... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Advocates Say DHS Covered Up Sexual Abuse In Family DetentionAn advocacy group is suing to force the federal government to hand over key rec
Advocates Say DHS Covered Up Sexual Abuse In Family Detention
The Huffington Post / Posted 17 days ago
An advocacy group is suing to force the federal government to hand over key records from an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at a family detention center in Texas. RAICES, a nonprofit based in San Antonio, Texas, filed a complaint... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Charges still not filed against inmate accused in Telford officer deathOfficial charges still have not been filed against the inmate who allegedly kil
Charges still not filed against inmate accused in Telford officer death
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 18 days ago
Official charges still have not been filed against the inmate who allegedly killed an East Texas correctional officer last month inside the Telford unit in New Boston. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that Billy Joel... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Charges still not filed against inmate accused in Telford officer deathOfficial charges still have not been filed against the inmate who allegedly kil
Charges still not filed against inmate accused in Telford officer death
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 18 days ago
Official charges still have not been filed against the inmate who allegedly killed an East Texas correctional officer last month inside the Telford unit in New Boston. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that Billy Joel... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Engineer says Callide Dam review was flawedJAMBIN flood victim Glen Livingstone believes a review into the operation of Ca
Engineer says Callide Dam review was flawed
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 18 days ago
JAMBIN flood victim Glen Livingstone believes a review into the operation of Callide Dam during the February 20 flood was flawed - and now he has an engineer who agrees. Mr Livingstone walked out of a June 5 town meeting that explained state... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Engineer says Callide Dam review was flawedJAMBIN flood victim Glen Livingstone believes a review into the operation of Ca
Engineer says Callide Dam review was flawed
The Daily Mercury / Posted 18 days ago
JAMBIN flood victim Glen Livingstone believes a review into the operation of Callide Dam during the February 20 flood was flawed - and now he has an engineer who agrees. Mr Livingstone walked out of a June 5 town meeting that explained state... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Georgia Attorney General's Office investigating Fort Oglethorpe sex assault centerThe Georgia attorney general's office has joined an investigation of a sexual a
Georgia Attorney General's Office investigating Fort Oglethorpe sex assault center
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
The Georgia attorney general's office has joined an investigation of a sexual assault center in Fort Oglethorpe. A former employee of the Sex Assault Victim Advocacy Center has accused center officials of lying on applications to get grant funding... Read more
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CBS Denver
Congressional Committee Asks For Investigation Into Animas River ContaminationDENVER (CBS4)– A congressional committee has asked the Environmental Protection
Congressional Committee Asks For Investigation Into Animas River Contamination
CBS Denver / Posted 19 days ago
DENVER (CBS4)– A congressional committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General to investigate the cause of the wastewater spill into the Animas River and the EPA response. The House Committee on Oversight and... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Cooler“Earlier on Tuesday, the inspector general for the intelligence community told
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 20 days ago
“Earlier on Tuesday, the inspector general for the intelligence community told members of Congress that Mrs. Clinton had “top secret” information — the highest classification of government intelligence — in two emails among the 40 from the private... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Former mail carrier caught dumping mail in trash sentenced to time servedA former mail carrier caught on video throwing away mail was sentenced this wee
Former mail carrier caught dumping mail in trash sentenced to time served
The Buffalo News / Posted 20 days ago
A former mail carrier caught on video throwing away mail was sentenced this week by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy to time served. Brian Jaszczak, 24, of Cheektowaga, had previously been convicted of obstruction of the mails. The... Read more
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Washington Post
5 GAO workers charged with fraud in obtaining school lunch subsidiesFive members of a federal government watchdog agency were indicted after being
5 GAO workers charged with fraud in obtaining school lunch subsidies
Washington Post / Posted 20 days ago
Five members of a federal government watchdog agency were indicted after being accused of illegally obtaining reduced-price school lunches for their children. (WUSA9) Five employees of a federal government watchdog agency, one of whom is a member of... Read more
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Washington Post
5 GAO workers charged with fraud in obtaining school lunch subsidiesFive employees of a federal government watchdog agency, one of whom is a member
5 GAO workers charged with fraud in obtaining school lunch subsidies
Washington Post / Posted 20 days ago
Five employees of a federal government watchdog agency, one of whom is a member of the Prince George’s County school board, were indicted Tuesday on charges of illegally obtaining reduced-price school lunches for their children, officials... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
How a California City Got Stuck in FEMA Limbo By Sean McMinn - When a 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook California’s Central C
How a California City Got Stuck in FEMA Limbo
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 21 days ago
By Sean McMinn - When a 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook California’s Central Coast a few days before Christmas in 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency moved into action. The agency injected tens... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Congressman joins in calls for probe into EPA lobbyingThe rule, known as Waters of the U.S., intended to protect the country's drinki
Congressman joins in calls for probe into EPA lobbying
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
The rule, known as Waters of the U.S., intended to protect the country's drinking water by expanding the regulatory scope of the Clean Water Act, is broadly opposed by Congressional Republicans, including Marino. He was among the more than 100... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Senator: VA investigating scheduling irregularitiesDAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio senator's office says the U.S. Department of Veter
Senator: VA investigating scheduling irregularities
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 23 days ago
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio senator's office says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating delayed appointments for pulmonary care patients at a southwestern Ohio VA. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told the Dayton Daily News... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Senator: VA investigating scheduling irregularities in OhioDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio senator's office says the U.S. Department of Vetera
Senator: VA investigating scheduling irregularities in Ohio
The Marietta Times / Posted 23 days ago
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio senator's office says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating delayed appointments for pulmonary care patients at a southwestern Ohio VA. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told the Dayton Daily News... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Senator: VA investigating scheduling irregularities in OhioDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio senator's office says the U.S. Department of Vetera
Senator: VA investigating scheduling irregularities in Ohio
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio senator's office says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating delayed appointments for pulmonary care patients at a southwestern Ohio VA. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told the Dayton Daily News... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Mayor suspends contract with psychology firmBaltimore's mayor is suspending the city's contract with a Lutherville psycholo
Mayor suspends contract with psychology firm
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 24 days ago
Baltimore's mayor is suspending the city's contract with a Lutherville psychology firm accused of improperly evaluating police recruits for mental health. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is calling into question whether officers have been adequately... Read more
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News 8000
Marine Died from Failures at Tomah VA Medical CenterA Marine veteran died because of failures at the Tomah V-A medical center. The
Marine Died from Failures at Tomah VA Medical Center
News 8000 / Posted 25 days ago
A Marine veteran died because of failures at the Tomah V-A medical center. The V-A office of inspector general.. or O-I-G... just released its report into the death of the 35-year old man. Representative Ron Kind's office released a statement..... Read more
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