10 things you need to know today: June 10, 2014


Headlines!! Summary …. Very informative today!

The Fifth Column

"Sorry, our next availability is in 12 weeks." “Sorry, our next availability is in 12 weeks.” (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

 

The Week

A VA audit finds “indefensible” hospital waits, friendly fire kills five Americans in Afghanistan, and more

1. VA audit finds 57,000 vets waited three months for appointments
A Veterans Affairs internal audit released Monday found that 57,000 veterans had to wait at least three months for initial appointments at 731 VA medical centers. Investigators found that 13 percent of scheduling employees had been told to falsify dates to improve statistics on wait times. Top VA officials apologized for the scandal and called the situation “indefensible,” saying investigators were looking into whether crimes occurred. [The Associated Press]

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2. “Friendly fire” kills five U.S. Special Operations troops in Afghanistan
Five American Special Operations soldiers and at least one of their Afghan counterparts were killed in a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan on Monday night, when…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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