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New VA boss promises improvements

New VA boss promises improvements

The Veterans Affairs Department has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA’s troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays in patient care, VA Secretary Robert McDonald says. The Phoenix hospital has hired 53 additional full-time employees in recent months as officials move to address […]

Court set to hear more gay marriage legality cases

Court set to hear more gay marriage legality cases

For the first time since it declared California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political and legal climate that’s vastly different than when it overturned Proposition 8 in 2012. State and federal court judges have been striking down bans in […]

Biden, somehow, claims good news in jobs report

Biden, somehow, claims good news in jobs report

Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation’s economic recovery. The economy generated only 142,000 jobs, the fewest in eight months. In the weekly White House radio and Internet address, Biden says job growth continues but warns that the wages of middle-class Americans […]

Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through social networks in what was seen by some as a propaganda coup for the extremists. The video Tuesday showing […]

Millennials less trusting than Gen X

Millennials less trusting than Gen X

They’re often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they’re still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today’s youth are often more skeptical of the country’s institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy “slackers” of Generation […]