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FILE - This June 5, 2014, file photo shows the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. In connection with a probe of the Cincinnati hospital's management and veterans' care, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, that the director of the Ohio-based network that serves some 500,000 veterans including in Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan, Jack Hetrick, is retiring after his proposed removal, and the Cincinnati hospital's acting chief of staff, Barbara Temeck, has been suspended pending administrative action. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)

A group of VA nurses sounds the alarm on a new patient practice

Registered nurses at the VA’s Cincinnati Medical Center recently staged a public protest — an “informational picket” — over what they say is a new…

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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Years of negotiating and now a VA nurses union has a new contract

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