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VA scandal touches a nerve

As a reporter, you can always tell when a story takes another step forward because listeners and readers begin getting in touch with you to either tell their stories or to offer up insights of their own.

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Whistleblowers rap VA's "culture of corruption"

In a hearing that stretched until almost 1 am, it was a familiar story line before the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Monday night - but from a different part of the VA - as another panel of whistleblowers detailed how they raised questions about troubles inside the agency, only to face retaliation for sending their concerns to their superiors.

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New charges of VA data manipulation

Internal investigators at the Department of Veterans Affairs have told Congress that some VA workers were "cooking the books" on benefit claims by veterans to make it look like the work was being done in a more timely fashion, much like earlier charges that VA schedulers were changing dates to mask long delays in veterans getting health care appointments.

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Congress grapples with Obama border plan

As top Obama Administration officials presented their arguments for a $3.7 billion plan to deal with a surge of kids coming over the border into the United States, there was evidence both of tough sledding ahead for the White House and maybe also the seeds of a deal to approve such an emergency plan.

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Feds wrongly paid out $106 billion in 2013

In the bureaucratic lexicon of Washington, D.C., they are known as "improper payments," where Uncle Sam wrongly pays out billions of dollars each year.

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Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. More about Jamie.