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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

(AP) — Members of Congress consoled whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a medical center in Tomah that has come under fire for poor care, and they criticized government officials who tried to defend previous investigations of the facility. A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees heard testimony at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah first ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Exclusive: Pentagon chief sends military wish lists to Congress with reservations

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday sent Congress the military's annual "wish lists," including 12 Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets and 14 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, but said he would not back any of the requests unless lawmakers passed a larger overall defense budget. Carter told lawmakers he was sending the ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Congressional Scrutiny Over 340B Program Continues to Grow  

A little over a year ago, I warned about the growing abuse of the 340B Discount Drug Program, noting that chain drug stores like Walgreen, Rite Aide (RAD) and CVS Caremark could see profits fall if Congress restored sanity to a program originally designed to help the poor and uninsured. [...]

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Over 300 sign up to speak against teacher evaluation bill

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 300 people signed up to testify at a House Education Committee hearing on a bill that would require school districts to consider student test scores as a factor in teacher evaluations. In addition to the large hearing room reserved for the committee meeting, another seven rooms were filled with people who watched testimony on video ...

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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is one of more than a dozen that have passed or are considering measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs. The law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits ...

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