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Over a year after VA exposé, some vets are ‘actually waiting longer for care’

+ Since massive backlogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals were exposed last summer, the agency has spent billions of dollars on improvements but today many vets in Portland and elsewhere are “actually waiting longer for care than they were before the backlogs were brought to light,” reports KOIN 6 News. The rate of vets in Portland who had to wait over 30 days for care (7%) was more than twice the national average of 3%.

+ After a yearlong internal investigation, Nestle confirms that the fish in its Purina pet food is caught by impoverished migrant workers who are lured by false promises to labor in brutal conditions.

+ In the wake of an Army colonel’s allegations that the Pentagon is dragging its heels on his performance review because he raised concerns about a $800 million tax force that supervised a ridiculous expensive $43 million natural gas filling station in Afghanistan, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding answers from Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

+ Two teens died in a car crash at a railroad crossing in Miami, despite multiple complaints over the past two years to CSX Transportation about problems with the intersection, reports NBC 6.