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  • Group connected to top Georgia Dem accused of possible voter fraud

    A group set up to help minorities register to vote may have actually engaged in large-scale voter fraud, according to an investigation by the Georgia secretary of state.

  • Massive U.S. aid overwhelms Afghans

    American officials have spent billions of tax dollars "setting up projects or programs that the Afghans cannot or will not sustain once international forces" leave Afghanistan, according to a government watchdog.

  • Permanent director needed for embattled Phoenix VA hospital, Arizona officials say

    The position was left empty when revelations about phony patient appointment lists and long delays in patient care surfaced, prompting the dismissal of the director.

  • Afghans headed to 'narco-criminal state'

    "By every conceivable metric, we have failed," said John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

  • VA critic slams Phoenix leak

    Federal laws protecting medical confidentiality of a patient who committed suicide were broken in a clumsy attempt by Department of Veterans Affairs officials to deflect criticism from an Arizona congresswoman, a veterans' advocacy group charged Friday.

  • Is Breitbart audit evidence of IRS assault on conservative media outlets?

    "An audit here looks awfully convenient given the facts and circumstances," Grover Norquist said in a letter Friday to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • Veterans preference fraud puts Philly woman in jail

    Authorities say the service-disabled veteran supposedly in charge of Philadelphia's Tri-Ark Industries was "merely a straw person" with no connection to the contract he helped procure.

  • Feds' tab for 21 desert homes: $680K each

    Federal officials paid nearly eight times the average price of homes in Ajo, Ariz., to build 21 family-type residences for U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees.

  • Clinic gets 8-year timeout for fraud

    A Florida clinic that performed medically unnecessary tests on patients to get more money from federal heathcare programs will be allowed to participate in the same programs after an eight-year hiatus.

  • China fines Audi, Chrysler on monopoly charges

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign businesses are being treated unfairly. Regulators have launched probes of global automakers,...

  • Company owners charged with bilking federal preference programs

    Owners of a North Carolina construction company face charges they fraudulently obtained federal contracts using preferences reserved for small businesses run by disadvantaged minorities or disabled veterans, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Medical examiners critical of Veterans Affairs IG

    Doctors say "conclusive" proof is an unrealistic standard in judging whether patients at Phoenix VA hospital were harmed.

  • Lots of gold at Fort Knox but not much energy savings

    Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., improperly awarded 108 green energy jobs valued at more than $270 million and are unable to document claimed savings for the projects.

  • UPDATED: Awkward phone call prompts Issa letter charging 'under-the-table coordination'

    An inadvertent chat between public affairs staffers for the Department of Justice and a House committee has exposed a daily happening in the nation's capital that is rarely openly discussed.

  • Ex-teachers' union treasurer admits stealing $100K

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A former treasurer for a suburban Albany teachers' union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Local media report that 39-year-old Brenda McClaine entered her plea Tuesday in Albany County Court, where she had been charged earlier this...