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Glitch on VA site exposed veterans’ data

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More than 5,300 users may have been affected by the glitch, according to initial VA estimates. Continue reading

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Formerly homeless vet says ignoring VA services led to downfall

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Ronald Harrington says West Haven, Conn. VA system gave him a “hand up.” Continue reading

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VA trims 34% from its disability claims backlog

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has eliminated more than 200,000 cases from the backlog of disability claims, a 34 percent decrease since its peak of 611,000 in March, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Thursday. But he said … Continue reading

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As VA promises change, America’s disabled veterans wait for help

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Walt Youse died before the Department of Veterans Affairs could decide whether to compensate him for his World War II disabilities: shrapnel in his shoulder and foot troubles stemming from the jungle rot he suffered in Japan. His grandson, Justin … Continue reading

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Official describes rampant computer hacking at VA

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At least eight foreign-sponsored organizations have hacked into computer networks at the Veterans Affairs Department in recent years or were actively trying to do so, a former VA computer security chief told Congress on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Military sex abuse victims seek VA help

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More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness stemming from sexual abuse in the military, and 4,000 sought disability benefits, underscoring the staggering long-term impact of a crisis that has roiled the Pentagon and been condemned by President Barack Obama as “”shameful and disgraceful.” Continue reading

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Programs can help veterans start businesses

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What hasn’t been discussed much is veterans creating their own jobs through entrepreneurship. Continue reading

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North Country health clinic for New Hampshire veterans sought

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New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is asking for a health clinic in Colebrook to assist veterans. Continue reading

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VA says 7,000 vets’ identities may be compromised

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Thousands of South Carolina veterans are being warned their personal information might have been compromised after a laptop went missing from the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Continue reading

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Hormel CEO making donation for military families

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The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods is presenting a $50,000 donation to a home for families of patients at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
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