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House VA committee chairman takes closer look at sexual harassment scandal

Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) wants to interview VA to find out when leadership knew about the sexual harassment complaints and why they didn’t take action sooner.

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FILE Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel, loads a syringe with Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif. Spain is struggling to curtail Europe's leading monkeypox outbreak since the disease spread beyond Africa. The southern European nation counts over 4,500 cases and two men have died from the disease. Authorities and groups in the LGBTQ community are honing their campaigns to get vaccines to the most needy members of the most affected demographic so far. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Bloody syringes in VA hospital laundry bins inject ‘better staff training’ into GAO recommendations

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Oregon senator urges Biden to fire Social Security IG

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said he’s “lost confidence” in Social Security IG Gail Ennis, and is calling on the president…

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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Scammers impersonate federal watchdog in ‘money-laundering’ calls

Some scammers attempt to steal cash through a money-laundering phone call hoax.

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Intelligence community gets another new leader

Senate confirms Kurt Campbell as next deputy secretary of state. OMB looks to add a chief customer experience officer. And there is a new leader in the Intelligence Community.

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