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Friday, February 27, 2015

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Data manipulation has been discovered at the Veterans Affairs Little Rock Regional Office, according to a report.

One claim that was 20 years old, was changed to appear it was only 14 days old.

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs released a report Thursday saying their office had substantiated an anonymous allegation that the staff at the VARO in Little Rock manipulated data on veterans' benefit claims.

"The complainant alleged that adjusting the dates of claims was done to give the appearance that VBA was making more progress than it actually had in eliminating its backlog of disability claims," the report stated.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 25, 2015, 7:32 AM|Last summer's scandal at a Phoenix VA hospital rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs. CBS News investigations revealed widespread manipulation of appointment wait times. Now, CBS News has uncovered similar mismanagement within the Veterans Benefits Administration. Wyatt Andrews reports.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned.

A study of 98 per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the greatest fluoridation.

It could mean that up to 15,000 people are suffering needlessly from thyroid problems which can cause depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles.

Last year Public Health England released a report saying fluoride was a ‘safe and effective' way of improving dental health.


According to the study, a majority of credit recipients--52 percent--have had to pay back the IRS an average of $530, reducing their refunds by an average of 17 percent. The majority (52 percent) of Obamacare enrollees receiving an advance premium tax credit to purchase Obamacare insurance is facing the prospect of paying back $530 of that tax credit to the IRS, according to a new study from H&R Block. This clawback is reducing the refunds for these taxpayers by 17 percent this filing season.

Also in the H&R Block report is the news that the individual mandate penalty is averaging $172. This is likely to rise in future years as the penalty for most taxpayers will equal 2.5 percent of their adjusted gross income. A family earning $100,000 would see a penalty of $2500 for failing to obtain qualified Obamacare health insurance.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Photographs have emerged of a British man arrested on suspicion of killing a suspected German paedophile with one punch after he found him filming his young daughter on his iPad.

Devinder Kainth, 40, is said to have attacked Sandro Rottman, 43, who was arrested over child pornography a few days before his death, at Spinnaker restaurant in Sotogrande, on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

The owner of the Spinnaker restaurant told the Mail that after an afternoon of "friendly chatter", the British man told his family to leave.

"Devinder looked at Sandro's iPad and found pictures of his family which had been taken earlier that evening," he said. "Five seconds later he hit Sandro so hard he fell to the floor."


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