VA updates policies on religious materials at medical facilities

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  • Another inspector general office will be examining the decision to keep the FBI headquarters at its current location. Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz told the chairs of several key House committees his office would conduct a review, following several contentious hearings, and reports showing major issues with the current FBI building. (Federal News Network)
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs is changing its rules regarding religious materials at its facilities. The new policy allows the display of religious content in public areas, lets patients request religious literature while receiving treatment, and allows for donations of religious items. VA said the updates will help clarify its policies, which have been interpreted inconsistently at various VA facilities in recent years. (Department of Veterans Affairs)
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