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VA-care legislation clears Senate 93-3

FBI to investigate agency’s practices

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 5:38 a.m.

Vietnam veteran Gene Stoesser, right, talks with Veterans Crisis Command Center volunteer Chuck Lewis, left, while he waits for an appointment Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at American Legion Post 1 in Phoenix. Stoesser was told on May 2, 2014, that he needs heart surgery. The American Legion has set up a crisis center in Phoenix to help veterans get medical care in a first-of-its-kind event in the American Legion's nearly 100-year history.

The Senate acted Wednesday to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, as the FBI revealed it has opened a criminal investigation into a Veterans Affairs Department reeling from allegations of falsified records and inappropriate scheduling practices.

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