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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, including 26 white chairs each painted with a cross and and rose, is displayed in the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Republican leaders in gun-friendly Texas are stamping down the prospects of 'red flag' laws that would let enforcement seize some firearms from people who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Gun control advocates hoped for an opening after mass shootings at the church and high school within 6 months of each other. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

New report highlights Air Force mistakes in mass shooter’s background check

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department’s Inspector General says the Air Force missed certain steps that could have prevented last year’s mass…

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Forthcoming omnibus may include 3 long-awaited veterans policies

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VA privatization ‘is a very real issue right now,’ American Legion says

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Shulkin: ‘There’s one agenda … and anyone who doesn’t want to do that shouldn’t be in the VA’

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Why some lawmakers are making recruitment calls to get new talent into the VA

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Verna Jones, Executive Director, American Legion

This Veterans Day will be one of transition at the Veterans Affairs Department. New secretary Bob McDonald has taken steps to minimize delays at veterans…

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Dan Dellinger, National Commander, American Legion

President Obama has signed a big Veterans Affairs Department reform bill into law. No group will be watching what happens next more than the nation’s military…

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Daniel Dellinger, National Commander, American Legion

Tha nation’s largest veterans’ service organization created a stir yesterday when it called for the resignations of the VA’s top three officials: Secretary Eric Shinseki, Undersecretary for Benefits Alison Hickey and Undersecretary for Health Robert Petzel. Daniel Dellinger, the national commander of the American Legion, told In Depth with Francis Rose he and most other veterans groups have long supported the current leadership team. But recent media reports about preventable deaths in the VA health…

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