Military healthcare

CORRECTS YEAR TO 2008 FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by his daughter Meghan McCain, waves to supporters as he enters a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio. Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s cancer on ABC’s “The View.” McCain is battling the same aggressive type of brain cancer that killed Biden’s son Beau in 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
December 14, 2017 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rushed toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes. The 81-year-old McCain is at a local military hospital being treated for the side...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:30 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has taken an injured fisherman to a hospital in North Carolina. The Coast Guard said in a news release that Station Wilmington station was called around 9:45 a.m. Sunday about an injured man aboard fishing vessel near Hatteras Island. The Coast Guard was told...
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Vice President Mike Pence talks with Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer, 36, of the 3rd Battalion 5th, Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, and his wife Meghan, during a visit with patients and their families and care providers at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 22, 2017 - 3:01 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave thanks Wednesday for medical professionals who help service members overcome injury, saying during an early Thanksgiving visit with some of those who care for the wounded that they give their best to America's best." Trump and his wife, Karen, met...
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November 20, 2017 - 9:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the death in Texas of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation into death of a border patrol agent says the surviving agent who radioed in for help doesn't remember what happened. The...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA...
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November 16, 2017 - 5:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the agency's Denver-area hospital violated policy by keeping improper wait lists to track veterans' mental health care. Investigators with the VA Office of Inspector General confirmed a whistleblower's claim...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, relatives weep over the body of an earthquake victim, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Authorities reported that a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast. (Farzad Menati/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 9:13 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Iran's state-run news agency says the death toll from a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 430 in that country. The report from the IRNA news agency says Tuesday...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:05 am
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a memorial service attended by Vice President Mike Pence for the victims of the Texas church shooting, The Associated Press misquoted Pence when he spoke during the service. Pence said "if the attacker's desire was to silence their testimony...
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November 08, 2017 - 4:26 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 7 about the mass shooting at a Texas church, The Associated Press misspelled a victim's first name and reported the wrong age of her husband. She was Therese Rodriguez, not Theresa Rodriguez, and her husband, Richard Rodriguez, was 64, not 51. A...
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October 31, 2017 - 5:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday to demand that it release a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy detained by Border Patrol agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission. The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court in San...
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