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VA Secretary chastised by House committee

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Members of congress criticized Secretary David Shulkin for travel decisions
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VA Secretary David Shulkin expresses regret for travel errors, reimburses government for his wife

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The VA inspector general found Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tickets and taxpayer-funded airfare for his wife.
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Lawmakers give VA secretary a pass on travel scandal

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House Veterans Affairs Committee members largely gave VA Secretary David Shulkin a pass over a scathing inspector general's report on his visit to Europe last summer after Shulkin promised to repay the VA for his wife's airfare and other trip expenses. At a hearing on the administration's $198 billion VA budget proposal, members on both sides tut-tutted over the $122,000 cost of the trip but treated it as a distraction that they urged Shulkin to clear away so he could deal with substantial problems like paying for veterans care by community providers, EHR modernization, unused VA assets...
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Shulkin on Europe trip: ‘The optics of this are not good'

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Rep. Mike Coffman on Feb. 15 asked Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin about his taxpayer-funded travel to Europe in 2017, which has come under scrutiny.
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Watchdog's report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

Watchdog's report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

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File - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on veteran caregiver support on Capitol Hill in Washington. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans...
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Substandard care at Manchester VA used by top fed for cover in flap over 122K Wimbledon trip

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Confronted by investigators about a European junket that included free tickets to a Wimbledon final, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said he worked a lot during the trip and cited the emerging media storm over substandard care at the Manchester VA Medical Center.
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VA secretary feels heat over travel expense report

VA secretary feels heat over travel expense report

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Questions are being raised now about the travel practices of a fifth member of the Trump cabinet - this time, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. He flew to Europe last summer with his wife at the depatment's expense.
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Two killed in plane crash in Massachusetts, police say

Two killed in plane crash in Massachusetts, police say

The FAA says the Cessna 172 aircraft had two people on board. Read more ...

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted...

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted sentencing memo

The sentencing memorandum filed Friday night is the last major requisite court filing in Robert Mueller's longest running case. Read more ...

Top Catholic cardinal admits church destroyed documents on clergy sexual abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits church destroyed documents on clergy sexual abuse

The stunning admission came on the third day of a historic Vatican summit focused on combating clergy sexual abuse. Read more ...

R. Kelly Due In Court After Turning Himself In To Police

R. Kelly Due In Court After Turning Himself In To Police

R. Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday, hours after Illinois prosecutors announced he had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Read more ...

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points, Bruno Fernando had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 24 Maryland defeated Ohio State 72-62 Saturday to remain unbeaten... Read more ...

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lamar Stevens scored 25 points and Mike Watkins got his 26th career double-double as Penn State beat Illinois 83-76 on Saturday. Read more ...

Confederate rally at ‘Ole Miss' begins with prayer of thanks to plantation...

Confederate rally at ‘Ole Miss' begins with prayer of thanks to plantation owners

A pro-Confederate rally Saturday at the University of Mississippi, or “Ole Miss,” in the town of Oxford, claimed to be a defense of Southern heritage instead of racism. It also... Read more ...

The biggest underdog at UFC on ESPN+ 3 just pulled off an upset - and yeah...

The biggest underdog at UFC on ESPN+ 3 just pulled off an upset - and yeah, his nickname works too

Gallery Ismail Naurdiev def. Michel Prazeres at UFC on ESPN+ 3: Best photos The biggest betting favorite on the UFC on ESPN+ 3 fight card has been defeated - and it was “The... Read more ...

Twitter reacts to Stefan Struve's submission win, semi-retirement at UFC Prague

Twitter reacts to Stefan Struve's submission win, semi-retirement at UFC Prague

Stefan Struve got back in the win column Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 3, then seemingly hung up his gloves. Struve snapped a three-fight losing skid when he locked up a... Read more ...

Trump picks ambassador to Canada as next UN ambassador

Trump picks ambassador to Canada as next UN ambassador

President Donald Trump has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Read more ...