FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, the exterior of the Veterans Affairs Department hospital is shown in east Denver. Investigators with the VA Office of Inspector General found that the hospital violated policy by keeping improper wait lists to track veterans' mental health care, confirming a whistleblower’s claims. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

VA inches closer to getting the participants it needs for its largest research project ever

The Million Veteran Program of the Veterans Affairs Department does not quite have a million participants. But it did recently reach 900,000.

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Veterans Health Administration takes on one of the pandemic’s most vexing challenges

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This Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo shows a packet of donated blood at The American Red Cross donation center in Scranton, Pa. On Friday, March 13, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that if you don’t have health insurance and can’t afford to take a $3,200 test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, donate blood because screeners must test donors for the virus. “We do a whole range of testing on blood donations as required by the FDA, but screening or testing for coronavirus is not happening,” said Kate Fry, chief executive officer of America’s Blood Centers, a North American network of nonprofit blood centers. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Health and Human Services launches a drive for your blood, but in a good way

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FILE - In this Friday, March 5, 2021 file photo, a nurse holds a vial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative, at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

This federal doctor’s research has made HIV/AIDS manageable and saved lives

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon removes almost all of its COVID-related workplace restrictions

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Government child care facilities fail the post-COVID drinking water test

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Work team performance during the pandemic gets mixed reviews

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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a portable cot with the Federal Emergency Management Agency logo FEMA printed on the backrest, along with other cots, line the basketball court at a makeshift medical facility in a gymnasium at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.  On Friday, Oct. 22, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming FEMA workers aren’t subject to a vaccine mandate, and also falsely asserting that they’re being used to replace health care personnel who refuse to comply with such mandates.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Meet the FEMA administrator who ensured millions got COVID vaccines early on

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Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill. The House used a party-line 220-207 vote to pass the legislation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House expects CR ahead of fiscal 2023, seeks $47B in emergency spending

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A window into what changes at the CDC might look like

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leadership recently announced the agency will undergo an overhaul to address the causes of repeated missteps…

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FILE - A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Dec. 15, 2021. A federal appeals court is being asked Monday, May 23, 2022, to reconsider its decision allowing the Biden administration to require that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

SBA reinvigorates women-owned small business contracting initiative

In today’s Federal Newscast: An appeals court decision might mean a return to the COVID vaccine mandates for federal contractors. The SBA reinvigorates its women-owned small business contracting initiative. And Ft. Bragg’s moldy barracks seem to be nothing to brag about.

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