House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., address reporters today.
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House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., address reporters today.

Proposed VA fix would cost $17 billion

The deal would allow veterans to go outside the VA system for care.


 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener last season.

Colbert: Steelers won't rule out signing Keisel, others before season starts

The Steelers have such a young team that they could add players as others release them in the final cutdown.

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    PUC sets hearing dates for Lyft, Uber permanent licenses

    Lyft's hearing before a panel of administrative law judges will be Aug. 7 and 8; Uber's hearing will be Aug. 18 and 19.



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    Nick Drombosky, raised in Pittsburgh, rejected college and professional life. But at 27, he runs a successful bicycle accessories business.



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    Proposed solutions, like affiliations between health centers, networks, ensure uninsured and under-insured don’t fall through the cracks.



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    The bureau said violent crime is down 2.6 percent overall because the number of robberies decreased by 15.8 percent.



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    Troy Dawkins, 46, who has addresses in Aliquippa and on the North Side, admitted to conspiracy to distribute heroin.


     

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