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Safety vs enforcement: Agencies at odds over probe

08/27/2013 10:01am
The federal government is fighting with itself over a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California that sent 15,000 people to hospitals with respiratory ailments.

VA still evaluating benefits for same-sex couples

08/27/2013 3:34pm
Congress or the courts may still have more work to do before the VA can start providing federal benefits to married, same-sex couples, according to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled

08/27/2013 6:38pm
Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.

US readies rationale for possible Syria strike

08/27/2013 8:29pm
The Obama administration tried to bolster its case Tuesday for possible military action against Syria within days, with intelligence agencies preparing to release intercepted communications aimed at proving Bashar Assad perpetrated a large-scale chemical weapons attack on civilians. "There's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime," Vice President Joe Biden said.